The Lanesborough, London’s foremost address, has been named Number One Small City Hotel in Europe by the readers of Travel + Leisure in the 15th annual World’s Best Awards readers’ survey released today. In addition, The Lanesborough ranks Number 38 on the list of World’s Best Hotels Overall.

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The Lanesborough is widely recognised for providing travellers with residential-style service in elegant surroundings. The property is famed for offering all guests unprecedented complimentary amenities including Sony VAIO laptops, unlimited movies on demand, as well as dedicated twenty-four hour Butler Service. Each of these touch points ensures that The Lanesborough maintains its standing as a celebrated icon of international hospitality.

The annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, one of the highest distinctions in the travel industry, are based on the opinions of Travel + Leisure readers, who rated hotels, islands, airlines, spas, rental-car agencies, cities, cruise lines, and tour operators and safari outfitters around the world to affirm the world’s best in travel. This year’s awards will be bestowed on July 21st 2010 in New York City at an awards ceremony hosted by Editor-in-Chief Nancy Novogrod and VP / Publisher Jean-Paul Kyrillos. Paula McColgan, Director of Sales & Marketing, is confirmed to attend and accept the award on behalf of The Lanesborough.

The Lanesborough continues to acquire a reputation of excellence with accolades from leading hospitality organisations. Since opening in 1991, Travel + Leisure has also featured the property as the Number One Hotel in London in its T+L 500 list in 2005.
Most recently, The Lanesborough’s ‘Apsleys – a Heinz Beck Restaurant’ earned a Michelin star in January 2010, less than five months after opening. The property also unveiled The Garden Room where a sophisticated clientele can enjoy the freedom to smoke in five star luxury. At The Garden Room, guests also have access to The Liquid History Collection, a selection of the finest cognacs and champagnes including one of the world’s oldest known cognacs dating back to 1770.

Notes to editors:
With its enviable location, situated on the borders of Knightsbridge and Belgravia, in the heart of London and with panoramic views of Hyde Park, The Lanesborough has long been considered one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Its elegant surroundings, exquisite cuisine, unsurpassed attention to detail and world-renowned service are second to none. The Lanesborough is home to 95 guest rooms, including 43 suites, as well as The Library Bar, The Garden Room and The Spa Studio. The hotel’s recently launched restaurant, Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant, was awarded its first Michelin star in February 2010. For reservations and further information, please call The Lanesborough on +44 (0)20 72595599 or visit The Lanesborough website (