The results come from members-only organisation, Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI), which names its top 10 best, and top 10 worst new luxury hotels from across the globe.
The Beaumont was praised for its ‘Art Deco inspired rooms’ and suites and its ‘Colony Grill Room’.
LTI said: “We are long-time fans of Chris Corbin and Jeremy King. Their ‘dining room’ empire in London never fails to impress, so we have been well aware of their longstanding ambition to open a hotel. It was no surprise that the hotel opening was pushed back several times, so that everything would be perfect.
“And perfect it is – in fact it feels like it has been there forever, and the Art Deco inspired rooms and suites are warm and welcoming. The Colony Grill Room is outstanding and deservedly one of the hottest reservations in town.”
On the other hand, LTI named the Shangri-La as its worst new luxury hotel, pointing out the hotel’s widely-criticised reflective windows.
LTI said: “What views. And we are not talking about those of the amazing London skyline stretched out below you – but rather those direct or reflective views into neighbouring rooms. And when you can see them, they no doubt can also see you.
“This disastrous design fault has already been well documented by the global media, but we have witnessed it firsthand on two occasions and it is very disconcerting. The hotel’s solution has been to fit blinds, but then you are in just another hotel room, which completely erodes the whole purpose of staying here, as room décor and size is only on par with the average London 4/5 star hotel.”