Citizen M (M for 'mobile') is a new concept for those who want luxury on the cheap.A little way out of town – though definitely bikeable – this design hotel is stuffed full of iconic furniture (Eames recliners and the like) but not unnecessary grinning staff.Many an important executive has thrashed out a deal in the Press Club Bar, and the Sunday brunch at the Garden Court is for those who prefer quality to quantity – or to put it another way, caviar to a greasy fry-up.
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The hotel continues to house the famous and wealthy in the 105 gorgeous rooms, and the even wealthier in the 83 privately owned apartments.
Alvear Palace Hotel The clue is in the word ‘palace’ – not, in this case, pretentious hyperbole.
Each of the 224 guest rooms are decorated in gentle, earthy colours and fitted with high-speed internet access and flat-screen TVs.
The Drake The Drake epitomises old-world glamour in every sense of the word.