Facade of the future Mandarin Oriental London Mayfair.
will add a second address in the British capital this winter. Already established in Knightsbridge with the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, the Asian brand will move into another flagship area of London chic, Mayfair.
Mayfair has long been a popular destination for luxury, fashion and art lovers, a place that is always changing,” said Susanne Hatje, general manager of the new hotel. All of this richness is aptly echoed in our new property, which will cultivate the same charm that Mandarin Oriental is known for, but in a more intimate and relaxed setting.
With its English club-inspired atmosphere, the hotel will have only 50 rooms – compared to nearly 200 rooms and suites at Knightsbridge – plus 78 private apartments, with all guests and residents enjoying naturally high-end services. These include a spa with a sauna and a 25-meter indoor pool, a restaurant by Michelin-starred American chef Akira Back and its festive version, the ABar Lounge.
Located not far from Bond Street and Saville Row, on the edge of Hanover Square, Mayfair’s oldest square, the hotel combines the talents of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for the architecture, the Tokyo-based studio Curiosity for the common areas, designed in the spirit of an “island of nature and art”, and the British agency Studio Indigo for the rooms, which play on a British style with Oriental references.
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