After the most extensive restoration in its 115-year history, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London will reopen their doors on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, welcoming guests into its public areas, restaurants, event spaces, and spa. The full opening of renovated guestrooms and suites is set for spring 2019.
International designer Joyce Wang has transformed the lobby lounge, reception area, and banquet rooms, maintaining the hotel’s traditional grandeur while incorporating contemporary materials. Inspired by Hyde Park, the décor and art suggest the leafy textures of the hotel’s park side location and stunning views. The reception artwork is an abstraction of Hyde Park’s signature Plane Tree, and glass chandeliers are formed in the shape of a flower bud and blossom, bringing nature indoors.
In time for the holiday season, two Michelin-starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Bar Boulud London will be open for lunch and dinner. Christmas and New Year menus will be available for guests wishing to celebrate at the hotel. The Rosebery will serve a festive afternoon tea, and young guests will be delighted by Harrod’s Christmas Bear, Oliver, as well as sweet treats for the holiday season.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London has been redesigned and enlarged. In addition to an enhanced menu of services, the spa will feature 13 individual treatment rooms and an Oriental Suite with two massage beds and a Rasul water temple, a room designed for traditional Chinese medicine consultations and treatments.
Guests will enjoy the curated art collection on display throughout the hotel. Each floor landing will showcase a photograph by Mary McCartney, and corridors will be home to pieces inspired by Hyde Park and technical innovations featured at the 1851 Great Exhibition. During part of its restoration, the hotel’s facade was covered by an immense collage of 100 prominent faces created by Sir Peter Blake, the “Godfather of British Pop Art.”
In spring 2019, new guest rooms and suites, including two expansive penthouse suites, will be unveiled. Each suite will feature an Assai record player and a selection of ten records ranging from The Beatles to Vivaldi. A bespoke library of books curated by bookseller Heywood Hill, recipient of a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty The Queen, will be also be included in each suite. The hotel’s Presidential Suites will honor unsung heroes who contributed to botanical preservation and research for Britain.
The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, one of London’s most prestigious addresses, will once again welcome guests seeking luxury, history, and its ideal Knightsbridge location with Harrods and Hyde Park on its doorstep.