What: From the moment that you enter the front door and are greeted by Dali's sultry red lips sofa, you know that you're in for a once-in-a-lifetime hotel experience. Ian Schrager of Studio 54 and Morgans Hotel fame, called on Philippe Starck to transform this 1950's land-marked building into a lavish Cocteau-like dreamscape combining extravagance and simplicity, along with dollops of irony, daring and sex appeal. Making this a chic, yet radically original setting where all your whims and desires can take flight.

Where: Located in the buzzing heart of Soho and the West End, the Sanderson is the stylish HQ for those wanting to enjoy the best shopping, dining and nightlife London has to offer.

Why: The Sanderson is the ideal cure for your modern-day blahs. So go ahead and revel in the off-beat luxury of the loft style guestrooms featuring silver leaf sleigh beds; the heavenly Agua Bathhouse; the open-sky, interior Courtyard Garden; as well as the highly acclaimed restaurant, Suka. Recently redesigned by the renowned Paris-based architect and designer India Mahdavi, the elegant restaurant offers a delicious fusion of European and Malaysian cuisine. And don't forget that no stay is complete without topping off an evening with a Martini in the wickedly decadent Purple Bar.