Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park completes exciting multi-million pound restoration
The London hotel has employed a host of creative leaders to revitalise the famous site
Nestled in bustling Knightsbridge, one of London’s most exclusive hotels, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, has completed its most ambitious restoration since it was established 115 years ago – with world-class amenities and art-deco influences designed to cement its status as one of the world’s best historic hotels.
The eclectic interiors of the 181 guest rooms, suites and public spaces have been designed by multi-award-winning designer Joyce Wang, a specialist in luxury hospitality. Having previously helmed renovations at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong as well as the future residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, this project marks Wang’s first UK commission.
The designer has drawn inspiration from the early 20th century’s Golden Age of travel, injecting art-deco inspired accents such as artworks and custom designed furniture. In contrast, a contemporary part of the renovation is a green living wall which surrounds the inner courtyard, to provide guests with soothing views.
The 40 suites range in size from 47 square metres within the turrets of the hotel, to 397 square metres on the top floor – a spectacular three-bedroom Mandarin Oriental Penthouse with private terraces offering expansive views of the London skyline. Each suite boasts libraries curated by London bookseller Heywood Hill, record players with vintage vinyl collections and a selection of Miller Harris and Jo Hansford beauty products, while each room is adorned with a striking photograph by Paul and Linda McCartney’s photographer daughter Mary McCartney.
Wang has also worked her magic on the buildings façade and reception area, employing opulent closed flower bud and open flower blossom glass chandelier centrepieces, and artwork by Fredrikson Stallard based on the texture of the Plane Tree, Hyde Park’s signature tree. Also on offer for guests is the brand new Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London overseen by Adam D. Tihany, which has been enhanced with individual treatment rooms, an oriental Suite with two massage beds and a Rasul water temple.
The hotel is home to two award-winning restaurants including Bar Boulud, London and Dinner, by one of the UK’s most renowned chefs Heston Blumenthal. Having Developed from its Asian roots into an internationally successful brand, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group now operates 31 hotels and eight residences in 21 countries and territories – each notably reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage.