For over 150 years, The Langham London has been a go-to for dignitaries and royalty. Fresh off a $135 million dollar makeover, the hotel (one of Europe’s first so-called Grand Hotels) is a perennially commanding presence in London's posh Marylebone neighborhood. The elegant Victorian architecture and luxurious modern facilities combine for a five-star experience guaranteed to delight both business and leisure travelers. Luxury and Convenience With a business center, meeting rooms, and free Wi-Fi, those in London for work can make themselves at home, while vacationers will enjoy the spa, fitness center, and stunning indoor pool, set in a former bank vault. The hotel also offers bicycle rentals for active London exploration. In-house dining is superb - a father-son team operates the acclaimed Roux at The Landau restaurant, while Artesian was named one of the world's best bars by Drinks International in 2013. Palm Court is lovely for afternoon tea, and private dining can be arranged in the hotel's gorgeous ballroom or carriage rooms. Local Attractions At the top of Regent Street, The Langham London is next door to the city's West End theater district. Within walking distance are the British Museum and Regent's Park, while Big Ben and Hyde Park aren't far on public transportation. While the hotel's neighborhood of Marylebone is plenty stylish, equally fashionable Mayfair and Covent Garden are close by, and well worth visiting.