Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has embarked on a comprehensive multimillion-dollar restoration of its European flagship Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. The hotel remains 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. Joyce Wang also oversaw the recent renovation of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.
All 181 rooms and suites will be refreshed, encompassing details inspired by the building’s Edwardian heritage and the natural beauty of Hyde Park. Art Deco inspired features including curated artworks and custom-designed furniture, will aim to create a warm and inviting environment. In addition, two new 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 maximize natural daylight, and the building’s façade will be revitalized.
In keeping with the recently installed contemporary pool and fitness area, Adam D. Tihany has been appointed to oversee the design of the next-generation Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London, which will be significantly expanded to include couples’ facilities and an exclusive Mandarin Oriental Spa Studio concept, offering express beauty and grooming treatments for both men and women.
The hotel’s restaurants and bars, together with the Ballroom and meeting facilities, will undergo a soft refurbishment.