Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Hotels & Resorts
London’s historic Mandarin spruces up

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London has embarked on a comprehensive multi-million-pound restoration to enhance the historic hotel’s position as one of the best in the world.

The hotel, which is Mandarin Oriental’s flagship property in Europe, will remain open throughout the renovation which will be completed in spring 2018. 

Internationally renowned designer Joyce Wang has been commissioned to oversee the overall design concept, and has taken her inspiration from the hotel’s royal heritage and peaceful park side location, as well as the glamour of the early 20th century’s Golden Age of travel. Already a familiar name for Mandarin Oriental, Joyce Wang oversaw the recent renovation of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. 

All 181 rooms and suites will be more luxurious and comfortable than ever before, encompassing details inspired by the building’s Edwardian heritage and the natural beauty of Hyde Park.

 Art deco inspired features including carefully curated artworks and custom-designed furniture, will result in a warm and inviting environment. 

In addition, two new luxurious penthouse suites will be created, with private terraces and extensive park views. 

The hotel’s entrance, main lobby and reception areas will be reconfigured and redesigned to maximise daylight, and the building’s iconic façade will be revitalised. 

In keeping with its new pool and fitness area, Adam Tihany has been appointed to oversee the design of a next-generation spa which will be significantly expanded to include couples’ facilities and an exclusive spa studio concept, offering powerful and effective beauty and grooming treatments for both men and women. 

The hotel’s award-winning restaurants and bars, together with the ballroom and meeting facilities and will undergo a soft refurbishment. 

“Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is one of the city’s most legendary hotels with an unparalleled location. We are known for our royal history and we are the only hotel overlooking Hyde Park with a view of the Royal Horse Guards passing daily. We are delighted to embark on this comprehensive renovation, which will result in superior facilities for all of our guests, and further enhance our reputation as one of the best hotels in the world,” said Gérard Sintès, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. “We would also like to reassure our loyal guests that the hotel remains open for business, and that everything possible will be done to minimise disruption and noise during this period of renovation,” he added.

Mandarin Oriental owns and operates 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 29 hotels and eight residences in 19 countries and territories. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, with the next hotel opening planned in Doha, Qatar.

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