The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London is currently undergoing a massive, multimillion-pound makeover, expected to be complete in spring 2018. This landmark hotel is Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s European flagship, and it has remained open during the project.
News from London: Stage one has now wrapped, meaning that the rooms and suites overlooking Knightsbridge have been unveiled. The room redo—infusing accommodations with Art Deco glamour—was inspired by both Hyde Park and the building’s Edwardian heritage. An official press release notes that the makeover aims to make all 181 guest rooms more comfortable and luxurious, adding “carefully curated artwork” and custom furniture.
Designer Joyce Wang was recruited to oversee the room renovation. LUXE City Guides says that the Hong Kong-based designer is “one to watch,” and The Telegraph says that “her creations sizzle with gilded mirror artwork, crackled-glass-acorn chandeliers and horsehair light sconces that reference the Hyde Park stables just down the road.”
The new reception and lobby areas (including the new lobby lounge) were unveiled in March. Filled with bespoke décor and artwork, these public spaces are showcases for talented artists. Highlights include the polished aluminum sculpture by Fredrikson Stallard, blown glass pieces by San Min Lee, and two glass chandeliers designed to reflect the different stages of an opening flower.
What’s in store for the second phase of the project? The Spa at Mandarin Oriental London will be getting a new look, courtesy of New York designer Adam D. Tihany, as will the hotel’s restaurants and bar. We’re most excited about the addition of two new luxury penthouse suites, equipped with private terraces to ogle the Hyde Park views.