LONDON CALLING

With fruit bowls in the hallways, CDs stocked in-room, and pillow selections on offer, the new LONDON MARRIOTT HOTEL PARK LANE makes a residential bid for the business traveler’s heart. Lodged in a distinctive 1919 vintage apartment house opposite greensward Hyde Park, Britain’s latest luxury address amply wires its 157 rooms and, for jocks away from home, installs a well-equipped gym and the largest pool in the district. Its central locale and the cooking of chef David Ali of Canteen fame push tourist appeal over the top. From $315. 011-44-207-493-7000, www.marriott.com