The Royal Treatment
The brand-new three- bedroom, four-bath Royal Suite at the Baglioni Hotel, which is perfectly located across from Kensington Gardens, is ideal for those traveling with children. There is plenty of room to roam within its striped- silk padded walls. In such a luxurious setting, it is often rare to find a staff that's warm toward little ones, but the Baglioni staff is exceedingly unstuffy. Upon arrival families are greeted by the suite's personal butler, who will lead a tour of the suite, which includes two working fireplaces, plasma TVs, and countless high-tech gizmos. Sit down to a delectable room service dinner in one of the two living rooms; children can feast on gnocchi with pesto sauce or a hamburger from the kids' menu. Then off to bed, where they'll cozy up to their Baglioni teddy bears, a present from the staff. Come morning, enjoy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the park. Need a lift to catch the fencing demonstration at the Globe Theatre across the Thames? No problem—you can all fit in the Baglioni's courtesy car, a Maserati Quattroporte. From $10,000; baglioni hotels.com.