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April 15, 2020updated May 15, 2020

The Connaught

Art aficionados will delight further at the collection of original artworks from artists like Damien Hirst and Barbara Hepworth.

By Alex Martin

The 19th-century red-brick facade of The Connaught is as instantly recognizable as the curious water feature outside: a piece by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, named Silence, it sees a mist of water seep into the air every fifteen minutes. Art aficionados will delight further at the 3,000-strong collection of original artworks from artists like Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois and Barbara Hepworth. The rooms here are contemporary in style and airy in feel. Expect marble televisions, a heated toilet seat and state-of-the-art sound and visual equipment. It is also a haven for foodies. The hotel boasts an excellent restaurant from Hélène Darroze (two Michelin stars) which underwent a full refurbishment in 2019. There is also a signature restaurant from Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who runs a global food empire.

Top suite: The Apartment

You know you’re in for a treat when you see the cobalt-blue, hand-carved front door of The Apartment: Inside the 3,070-sq-ft penthouse, you’ll find double-height ceilings with a fireplace, four-poster king bed in the master bedroom, guest bedroom, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a large living room, dining room with space for eight, separate kitchen, large wraparound balcony and two terraces.

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