By THE NATION
The first phase of the renovation was unveiled in September 2017 and internationally renowned designer Joyce Wang was commissioned to transform the Lobby Lounge and Reception area, which now blend seamlessly with the Rosebery’s nature-inspired decor.
Contemporary materials like acrylic are juxtaposed with more traditional finishes such as blond burl wood and the centrepiece commissioned glass chandeliers enhance the dramatic entrance.
The reception artwork by Fredrikson Stallard is an abstraction of the textured and layered bark of the plane tree, the signature tree of Hyde Park.
“Mandarin Oriental is enormously proud of the heritage of this historic hotel,” says general manager Amanda Hyndman.
“The scope and intricate detail of this momentous renovation is designed to ensure this iconic London establishment is recognised as one of the finest hotels in the world. We look forward to welcoming our guests with kind and intuitive service that is truly British but reflective of our Oriental heritage.”
Wang’s new penthouses take inspiration from the peaceful parkside location as well as the glamour of the early 20th century’s golden age of travel.
All 181 guestrooms and suites are now more luxurious and comfortable, with art-deco-inspired features including carefully selected artworks and custom-designed furniture.
Ranging from 47 to 444 square metres, 40 elegant suites come in two types – Mandarin Oriental Penthouse and Oriental Penthouse, the latter with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a private dining room, two kitchens and expansive views of the London skyline.
In all suites, guests will find additions ranging from libraries filled by well-known historic London book-seller Heywood Hill to yoga mats for private practice.
To celebrate the reopening, the hotel has a “Be the First to Stay” package from April 15 to June 30. Priced from Bt27,680, it includes daily breakfast, a bottle of Champagne on arrival, and daily credit depending on room category for the new Spa, Mandarin Bar, the Rosebery or Bar Boulud.
Online booking can be done at www.MandarinOriental.com.