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With a royal wedding and an upcoming Olympics, London is the "it" destination this summer and next. Globe Travel checks out the city's hottest new (or heavily renovated) hotels

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The grand Corinthia Hotel in central London will soon be home to a four-storey ESPA spa, as well as the first-ever Harrods hotel shop.

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The Four Seasons Park Lane London was literally gutted and revamped by interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. A lounge area with an eat-what-you-want-where-you-want policy, has turned the main level into a gathering place for posh Londoners and guests alike.

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The design at London's St. John Hotel is a no-frills combination of whitewashed wooden walls, lime-green rubber floors and a sleek bathtub/shower outfitted with Penhaligon's toiletries.

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Since opening in February, the W London has set out to transform touristy Leicester Square into the city's coolest address. The jet-black reception area festooned with sparkling disco balls helps to give it a club-like look and feel.

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