The much-talked-about and much-awaited renovation of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is finally complete with a spending of multi-million pounds. If you wish to be the first to experience the all-new-renovated property, read our feature.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London has completed the most extensive restoration in its 115-year history, designed to confirm this historic hotel’s position as one of the best in the world. In celebration, an exclusive ‘Be the First to Stay’ room package is being offered from 1 June to 31 July 2018. Priced from £695, this package includes daily breakfast, a bottle of Champagne on arrival, plus a credit (ranging from £75 to £350 depending on the room/suite category booked) to be used within the new Spa, Mandarin Bar, The Rosebery Lounge or Bar Boulud.
Guestrooms and Suites
Internationally renowned designer, Joyce Wang, has overseen the design of all guest rooms, suites, and public areas, taking inspiration from the hotel’s royal heritage and peaceful parkside location, as well as the glamour of the early 20th century’s Golden Age of travel. All 181 guest rooms and suites are now more luxurious and comfortable than ever before, with art deco-inspired features including carefully curated artworks, and custom-designed furniture. The hotel has also installed a green living wall that surrounds the inner courtyard, providing calm interior views.
Each of the hotel’s 40 suites range in size from the smallest, at 47 square metres, located within the turrets of the hotel, to the largest, at 397 square metres. The latter, located on the top floor, is a magnificent three-bedroom Mandarin Oriental Penthouse with private terraces. Comprised of two spacious interconnecting suites – The Mandarin and The Oriental – this superb accommodation which will launch in July, offers guests expansive views of leafy Hyde Park and the London skyline.
In every suite, guests will find reading libraries curated by the well-known London bookseller, Heywood Hill, record players with vintage vinyl collections and yoga mats for private practice. All accommodation comes equipped with GHD hair straighteners, Nespresso coffee makers, his and her Miller Harris bathroom amenities and Jo Hansford hair products.
New York designer Adam D. Tihany, has overseen the redesign of the next-generation Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London. In keeping with the fresh new look, the extensive spa menu has also been enhanced to include exclusive partnerships with some of the most sought-after health and wellness experts in the world. The new spa features 13 individual treatments rooms, an Oriental Suite with two massage beds and a Rasul water temple, a room designed for traditional [ASANTE] Chinese Medicine consultations and treatments, a Bastien Gonzalez Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio and two additional beauty rooms providing a series of results-driven express treatments.
Exquisite Public Areas
As part of the first phase of the renovation, the building’s iconic façade was revitalized, and Joyce Wang transformed the Lobby Lounge and Reception area to maximize natural daylight, and blend seamlessly with The Rosebery Lounge’s nature-inspired décor.
Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a centerpiece glass chandelier in the shape of a closed flower bud, which is further complemented by an open flower blossom chandelier suspended over the lounge area. The reception artwork by Fredrikson Stallard is an abstraction of the textured and layered bark of the Plane Tree – the signature tree of Hyde Park.
Adam D. Tihany has also overseen a light refurbishment of the hotel’s popular restaurants, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Bar Boulud, London and Mandarin Bar.
The hotel has commissioned VISTO Images to compile an outstanding art portfolio throughout the hotel. Each of the hotel’s new floor landings showcases a striking photograph by Mary McCartney, while the corridors are home to pieces inspired by the nature of Hyde Park and English technological innovations featured at the 1851 Great Exhibition. Other eclectic art pieces can be found throughout the hotel’s public areas.
To book the Be the First to Stay package, visit www.mandarinoriental.com.
About Joyce Wang – Biography
With offices in Hong Kong and London, Joyce Wang specializes in luxury hospitality and residential design. Wang’s use of materials and cinematic inspirations give her award-winning projects a compelling sense of drama. Notable projects include a contemporary makeover of all guestrooms and suites at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong as well as the future Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok and the Hong Kong restaurant MOTT 32. The renovation of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is Wang’s first UK commission.
About Adam D. Tihany
Widely recognized as the world’s preeminent hospitality designer, Adam D. Tihany has created hotel and dining interiors at some of the most iconic and luxurious properties around the world, including Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. Tihany has been recognized with numerous honours and awards, including induction into the Interior Design Hall of Fame and an honorary Doctorate from the New York School of Interior Design.
About Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
With bustling Knightsbridge and Harrods on its doorstep and leafy Hyde Park at its rear, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is London’s most prestigious address. Blending sumptuous guestrooms with a world-leading spa and a stylish bar, it is the definitive destination for a luxury escape. And with two award-winning restaurants including Bar Boulud, London, and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, the first London restaurant for one of the UK’s most renowned chefs, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park stands at the culinary centre of the capital.
About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 31 hotels and eight residences in 21 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.