25 SEPTEMBER 2017
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The first phase of an extensive restoration has been unveiled by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s European flagship, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London. The group says the work is designed to confirm the property’s position as “one of the best in the world”.
The hotel will stay open throughout the project, which is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2018 and includes the launch of 95 new luxury guestrooms and suites in the Knightsbridge wing.
In addition, the hotel’s classic entrance, main lobby and reception lounge have been reconfigured and redesigned to maximise natural daylight, and the building’s iconic façade has been revitalised.
Design inspiration for the new look has been taken from the building’s Edwardian heritage, peaceful park-side location and the glamour of the early 20th century’s Golden Age of travel.
The guestrooms, which overlook Knightsbridge or an inner courtyard, feature alcoves, panelled walls, beds with leather-tufted headboards, writing desks, music players with Bluetooth connectivity and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Suites have individual layouts, a hallway entrance, bedrooms with separate walk-in closets and living areas furnished with velvet-upholstered sofas, wing-back reading chairs and a leather-topped writing desk.
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