Time Out says
Posted: Tue Nov 30 1999
Claridge’s is sheer class and pure atmosphere, with its signature art deco redesign still simply dazzling. Photographs of Churchill and sundry royals grace the grand foyer, as does an absurdly over-the-top Dale Chihuly chandelier. Without departing too far from the traditional, Claridge’s bars and restaurant are actively fashionable – Gordon Ramsay is the in-house restaurateur, and the A-listers can gather for champers and sashimi in the bar.
The rooms divide evenly between deco and Victorian style, with period touches such as deco toilet flushes in the swanky marble bathrooms. Bedside panels control the mod-con facilities at the touch of a button. If money’s no object, opt for a David Linley suite, done out in gorgeous duck-egg blue and white, or lilac and silver.