Bulgari have gone to town building their hotel and we’d expect nothing less from such flashy Italians. It’s got more going on than most hotels in this part of town: endless underground spas, ballrooms, a 25m pool, a “vitality” pool, gold leaf murals and onyx walls (so no sign of cut backs in here). The bar has not been neglected either, with polished mahogany walls, mirrored surfaces and a big stainless steel oval bar. It screams session, not recession. With a lovely cocktail menu made up of bespoke classics and Bulgari cocktails, you will be sure to find something that hits the spot: the Au Thé Vert is designed to taste just like the designer scent should, with Beefeater Gin, lemon, oak moss syrup, jasmine tea and orange blossom. They also have a healthy amount of bellinis, taking inspiration from both England and Italy, they are unlike any other (expect things like a Carrot & Lavender Bellini or a Cherry & Pistachio one – interesting and delicious!)
If you’re feeling the pinch of the pricey drinks, then cash in with the amazing free bar snacks: bresaola, focaccia, olives and mini peppers stuffed with feta, you can clean up here. But for those of you who don’t give a sh*t and are really splashing out / just fancy yourself as a bit of a don then hit the indoor cigar shop – buy a cigar, and get smoking in this slick (ventilated) havana haven.
These Bulgari boys sure know how to look after you, enjoy.