Recent Awards

The Lanesborough has received a host of awards and accolades over the years which are testimony to the dedication and professionalism of our team.


  • Best Spa in London, Good Spa Guide Awards
  • England's Best Hotel Spa, World Spa Awards
  • World's Most Luxurious Hotels, Forbes Travel Guide
  • No. 1 Hotel in London, Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • The Lanesborough Club & Spa: Best for VIPs, Tatler Gym Awards 2018
  • Conde Nast Traveler 2018: Readers’ Choice Awards - #17 Top Hotel in London
  • 5th Best UK Business Hotel, Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Awards 2018
  • Top 100 Hotels in the World, World's Best Hotels, Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • England's Leading Luxury Hotel 2018, World Travel AwardsBest Spa Concept, The Lanesborough Club & Spa, Gala Spa Awards
  • Best Of Award of Excellence, Céleste wine list, Wine Spectator
  • 5 Bubble Luxury, The Lanesborough Club & Spa, Good Spa Guide


  • Hotel of the Year shortlist, Virtuoso
  • Top Hotel in London shortlist, Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
  • Best Europe Hotel, Porthole Cruise Magazine
  • World's Best New Hotel Spa, World Spa Awards
  • England’s Leading Luxury Hotel, World Travel Awards


  • Awarded 5 stars by Forbes Travel Guide 2016
  • 4th Best Hotel in London, Travel + Leisure
  • 7th Best City Hotel in Europe, Travel + Leisure
  • 88th Best Hotel in the World, Travel + Leisure
  • Featured in 'The Hotel List', Condé Nast Traveller
  • Best Luxury Hotel Reopening, Luxury Travel Advisor
  • Michelin Star, Céleste at The Lanesborough
  • Cognac Drinks List of the Year, Imbibe Magazine
  • Best Hotel in Europe, US News & World Report


  • Number 1 London Hotel, Travel and Leisure 2014
  • Top Hotels in the World, Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List


  • Best Hotels in 100 Cities by Robb Report
  • Awarded 5 Stars by Forbes Travel Guide
  • Best Cigar Terrace of the Year (The Garden Room), Spectator Award
  • Best Night's Sleep in Britain by Porthole Cruise Magazine


  • Number 2 Hotel in Europe by World's Best Hotels, Institutional Investor
  • Voted England's Leading Hotel by World Travel Awards
  • UK Tea Council 2012: Award of Excellence
  • Voted Best London Accommodation by Porthole Cruise Magazine


  • Geoffrey Gelardi "Independent Hotelier of The Year" by HOTELS Magazine 2011
  • World Travel Awards 2011: "England's Leading Hotel"
  • Craft Guild of Chefs Award 2011: Tal Hausen "Best Pastry Chef Of The Year"
  • UK Tea Council 2011: Award of Excellence
  • Voted Best Location in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller "Worlds' Best Hotels" Gold List 2011
  • Voted Best London Accommodation by Porthole Cruise Magazine 2011


  • Geoffrey Gelardi Voted Top General Manager of a Luxury Hotel Worldwide by Luxury Travel Advisor 2010
  • Travel + Leisure 2010: Number One Small City Hotel in Europe
  • UK Tea Council 2010: Award of Excellence
  • Michelin Star 2010: One Michelin Star- Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant
  • Porthole's editor-in-chief Awards 2010: Best London Accommodations


  • The Imbibe Hotel Bar Awards 2009: The Garden Bar - Best New Hotel Bar in the U.K
  • Archant London 2009: The Library Bar- Best Late Night Bar
  • Conde Nast Traveler 2009: Best International Urban Hotel
  • UK Tea Council 2009: Award of Excellence

2008 and before

  • Geoffrey Gelardi Voted Hotel Innovator Of The Year by Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of  Excellence 2008
  • The World's Best Hotels 2008: World's Best 100 Hotels
  • Conde Nast Traveler 2008: Readers’ Choice Awards - Best UK Leisure Hotels
  • Forbes Travel 2008: Europe's 50 Best Hotels
  • UK Tea Council 2008: Best Afternoon Tea in London
  • UK Tea Council 2007: Award of Excellence
  • Class Bar Awards 2007: Best Classic Bar
  • Travel +Leisure 2006: Top 50 Hotels in Europe
  • Travel + Leisure 2006: Best Travel Finds
  • Conde Nast Traveler 2006: Gold List for Best Service
  • CNBC European Business 2006: UK's Leading Hotel
  • UK Tea Council 2006: Award of Excellence
  • Travel + Leisure Magazine 2005: #1 Hotel in London
  • Conde Nast Traveller 2005: Best for Ambience & Design
  • Institutional Investor Magazine 2005: #1 Hotel in London
  • UK Tea Council 2005: Best Afternoon Tea in London