Ms Rotterdam in the Norwegian fjords.
Built: Quadrant 3, London, United Kingdom
Architect: Donald Insall Associates
Tucked behind Piccadilly Circus, the former Regent Palace Hotel has had a facelift and re-fit transforming the rundown fag-end of Regent Street into an inviting hub. A modern glass-fronted insert gives light-filled pedestrian access, while handsome art deco 1930s rooms house swanky restaurants.