This is a high-rise hotel in the busy centre of Bucharest, originally built in the 1970s as the Hotel Dorobanti, and for much of the past two decades a Howard Johnson property. This place is now very much a Sheraton, however, and it shows. A multi-million euro refit has seen this place become a five-star jewel in Bucharest's crown: the sleek, modern exterior is matched by the interiors, all of which carry the signatures of top-name designers. Boasting wonderful large rooms and luxurious common areas, it is also home to a couple of Bucharest's finest restaurants: Benihana and Avalon. If you can, blag a room on one of he upper floors: the views are fantastic.