Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London to Reopen Public Spaces This December

(Mandarin Oriental)

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will reopen its doors on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, in time for the holiday season. The hotel will welcome guests into all its public areas, including the restaurants, and entertaining and event spaces. It will also unveil the renovated and enlarged Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London. Earlier this year, just as the hotel was set to show off a slew of renovations, a fire broke out in a courtyard in between two wings, resulting in the temporary closure of the hotel.

In August, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London appointed Amanda Hyndman as its new general manager. In addition to her role as GM of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, Hyndman serves area vice president operations with responsibility for Mandarin Oriental, Munich and Mandarin Oriental, Prague.

Public Areas

International designer, Joyce Wang transformed the Lobby Lounge and Reception area, using contemporary materials juxtaposed with more traditional finishes, to blend seamlessly with The Rosebery’s nature inspired décor. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a centerpiece glass chandelier in the shape of a closed flower bud, which is complemented by an open flower blossom chandelier suspended over the lounge area. The reception artwork by Fredrikson Stallard, is an abstraction of the Plane Tree, the signature tree of Hyde Park. 

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The Restaurants

Two Michelin-star restaurant, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, and Bar Boulud, London will open for lunch and dinner service from December 4. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will reopen with chef Ashley Palmer-Watts at the helm showcasing a new selection of dishes. Bar Boulud, London will relaunch with English-born executive chef John Barber, who helped open the restaurant in 2010. His menu will offer dishes with a British contemporary twist on French classics. A Christmas and New Year menu will also be available for those wishing to celebrate the season at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. 

Additionally, The Rosebery will unveil its festive afternoon tea. It will also welcome this year’s Harrods Christmas Bear, Oliver, for all young Fans of Mandarin Oriental to enjoy this holiday season. Executive pastry chef Paul Thieblemont and his team have created homemade sweet treats, such as Honey Tree Madeleines and Santa’s Lollipop for the occasion.    

The Spa

New York designer Adam D. Tihany, has overseen the redesign of the new Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London. 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 has 13 individual treatments rooms, an Oriental Suite with two massage beds and a Rasul water temple, a room designed for traditional 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. 

Event Spaces

Joyce Wang, also in charge of The Loggia, The Ballroom, The Asquith and The Balfour, has restored original décor and furnishings to blend with the latest technology. The Loggia has a unique “Royal Entrance” opening directly onto Hyde Park, alongside a classical airy interior. The Ballroom has its own terrace, a dance floor, 24-carat gilding and floor-to-ceiling windows. Note: The Mandarin Terrace is available for exclusive hire with The Ballroom; it has a tranquil, outdoor space with views over Hyde Park. The Carlyle Room, adjacent to The Ballroom, along with The Asquith and Balfour rooms offer secluded spaces for conferences and private functions.

In spring 2019, the hotel will re-open in its entirety, unveiling all new guestrooms and suites, including two expansive penthouse suites. Most accommodation offers views of Hyde Park and the London skyline. For reservations, call + 44 (0) 20 7201 3773 or email [email protected].

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