Ever since it opened, in 1998, One Aldwych has divided opinion, perhaps because it has a more modern ethos than most of the storied grand hotels of London. In my view, its location is a significant plus. The hotel lies at the edge of both the City financial district and Covent Garden, with its dozens of theaters and restaurants. And it is also close to the northern end of Waterloo Bridge, which means you can stroll conveniently to the numerous South Bank arts venues. The building itself also appeals to me. A grand Edwardian structure, faced with Norwegian granite and topped by a green copper roof and a dome, it was constructed in 1910 for the Morning Post newspaper by the same firm of architects that designed The Ritz London.