Though much of Londons St. Jamess neighborhood can feel a bit testosterone-heavy with its glut of no-girls-allowed gentlemens clubs, Dukes London shows the ladies some love with its female-only Duchess Rooms.
Upon arrival, female travelers receive a personal welcome card from General Manager Debrah Dhugga (who, as one of just a handful of female GMs of a five-star hotel in London, knows a thing or two about old boys clubs). A female room attendant leads guests to their rooms, and remains on call for the duration of the stay to take care of any needs or requests.
In the room, guests will find fresh flowers, primping essentials (including a makeup mirror and styling accessories) for looking your best in the boardroom or the Tate, and a pair of comfy slippers for relaxing at days end. Solo travelers will also be offered a quiet corner table at the hotels restaurant. Rates for the Duchess Rooms start at $361/night. www.dukeshotel.com
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