You can’t go wrong with this bastion of hotel excellence, particularly if you’re willing to spring for the big-name price tag. The spa, as you’d expect, is exceptional, but it’s the restaurants that stand out. Anything named after Daniel Boulud is going to impress your palate, and Bar Boulud (which now serves brunch) is no exception. Because you can also head downstairs for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, of Fat Duck fame, you might be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave the hotel at all. (It’s worth noting that the Mandarin is closed for renovations until 2019.)

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