The Lanesborough named in ‘worst luxury hotels 2015’ list


Luxury London hotel, The Lanesborough, has been named in a list of the six worst luxury hotels of 2016, by Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI).

The hotel, which reopened this year after a major multi-million pound refurbishment, is one of London’s most expensive but was named in the list as being in a “poor location, surrounded by multi-lane traffic”.

To compile the results, LTI has 9 experts covering the globe, who all do thorough research on each property to bring readers honest and unbiased reviews.

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This year they visited 62 new hotels across the world, before creating a list of the top best and worst luxury new hotels of 2015.

The experts said of The Lanesborough, which was positioned at number 6 in the list:

“More a re-opening than a new hotel, after a huge spend on a major 19-month refurbishment. But no amount of money can compensate for a poor location – in this case surrounded by multi lane traffic – making your daily coming and going a frustrating experience, particularly for one of London’s most expensive hotels. Strangely, despite the huge spend, rooms look pretty much the same (English country house) and the entry level rooms remain surprisingly small. We expected more.”

The ‘worst’ list consisted of 6 properties this year, as opposed to 10 the previous year.

Also featuring on the list was the Miami EDITION, which opened as the third hotel partnership between Ian Schrager and Marriott at the start of the year.

The full list of 6 was:
6. The Lanesborough London
5. Edition, Miami Beach
4. Zaya Nurai, Abu Dhabi
3. St Regis, Mumbai
2. Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok, Mauritius
1. Nobu, Manilla

Luxury Travel Intelligence is a global members-only organisation, which provides didgital reporting for high-net individuals. LTI covers hotels, restaurants, spas and nightlife, and the site does not sell travel, have a booking engine or carry advertising.