Meeting rooms and lobbies are still adorned with Oriental rugs and chandeliers, high tea is served daily in the Palm Court and lavish weddings for the rich and famous are held in stadium-sized banquet rooms.
Each of the 224 guest rooms are decorated in gentle, earthy colours and fitted with high-speed internet access and flat-screen TVs.
The Drake The Drake epitomises old-world glamour in every sense of the word.
Many an important executive has thrashed out a deal in the Press Club Bar, and the Sunday brunch at the Garden Court is for those who prefer quality to quantity – or to put it another way, caviar to a greasy fry-up.
The style is over-the-top elegance, with more marble and chestnut wood than you can shake a stick at: definitely a classy experience.
Citizen M (M for 'mobile') is a new concept for those who want luxury on the cheap.