26/04/2012 12:04 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

The Hot List: A New Wave Of Hotels Hits London

Thanks to two rather big events taking place in London this year, 2012 is definitely the capital's time to shine. While the city is already jam-packed with world-famous hotels, the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics have sparked a rapid increase in new developments all over the place, from Regent's Street to the East End. Take a look below to find out more about the newest names in London.

the-wellesley Photo: The Wellesley

Hotel: The Wellesley, opening November 2012
Where: Knightsbridge
USP: 1920s art deco meets city sleek decor. Sip on cocktails in the Jazz Bar or light up in The Cigar Room before heading to one of the 36 decadent bedrooms - or perhaps even the Penthouse Suite - for a good night's sleep. We're talking six star luxury here.
What's the damage: No word yet but our guess is this Hyde Park Corner location will put it in the pricey bracket.

me-melio Photo: ME by Melia

Hotel: ME London, opening July 2012
Where: The Strand
USP: Designed by Foster & Partners, this contemporary hotel is the latest project from the Spanish hotel group, Melia International. It's 157 bedrooms will make it a popular stop off for tourists this Summer, but we'll be heading to the rooftop bar for some of the best views of the city.
What's the damage: The prices haven't yet been released but we're expecting reasonable rates for a central location.

belgraves Photo: Belgraves

The hotel: Belgraves, now open
Where: Belgravia - a stone's throw away from Sloane Square
USP: The Thompson group have recently opened their latest hotel, aimed to be "a second home for guests and glitterati alike" and with its SW1 location, there's a chance you'll bump into some of the most glamorous guests in London. It boasts a chic, sleek style with subtle hints of cosiness (roaring fires, patterned rugs, comfy sofas) and foodies will be happy with the in-house restaurant - Hix Belgravia.
What's the damage: King Deluxe Rooms are around £260 a night.

the-ampersand Photo: The Ampersand

The hotel: The Ampersand, now open
Where: South Kensington
USP: There are 111 bedrooms here, but it has retained a boutique hotel feel with quirky, colourful decor and luxe rooms inspired by the local area - from the Royal Albert Hall to Chelsea Gardens. Our favourite feature? The cellar-turned-restaurant, Apero, which serves up Mediterranean treats daily.
What's the damge: Double rooms start at £125 a night and range up to £245 for a Deluxe Studio.

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