Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park - Traditional Luxury hotel in London
With Luxury department store Harvey Nichols on one side and Hyde Park on the other, the location of the stunning Mandarin Oriental Hotel could not get any better.
Steeped in history, blessed with amenities and full of exceptional staff Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is a thoroughly excellent and typically English hotel. The hotel is housed in a magnificent, grand, Victorian building that was completed in 1889. Upon entry into the lobby guests are welcomed by high ceilings, marble columns and a sense of occasion, a sense that continues throughout the facilities and rooms. Being a Mandarin Oriental, the hotel hosts two of the finest chefs in world in Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud - ensuring that all guests are well catered for. Perhaps, though, the standout feature of the hotel is its location on Hyde Park’s doorstep.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel group are renowned worldwide for bringing the best chefs to its hotels, and London is no exception with the Hotel hosting two celebrity chefs in Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – Restaurant
One of the premier dining destinations in London, Heston's restaurant has been peppered with awards since its inception. The celebrity chef consulted countless food historians and spent endless hours of research to make the restaurants exceptional British menu with a 15th century twist. The venue itself is decidedly more 21st century with its contemporary style.
Bar Boulud - Restaurant and Bar
Michelin starred Chef Daniel Boulud of New York heads up the more relaxed Bistro styled Bar Boulud. The venue serves up modern and seasonal French cuisine. The venue itself is of a bold contemporary design with a zinc topped bar and heavy use of wood, leather and cork throughout.
The bar is an infinitely classy venue with a vibrant atmosphere. Its chic interior is full of lavish furnishings; leather chairs, glass tables and silk walls - a real celebrity hangout until the early hours.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has one of the finest spas in London. Stretching over two floors the retreat is a world away from the bustling Knightsbridge outside. A vast and unique range of treatments are on offer in the eight private treatment rooms.
Fitness Centre and Swimming Pool
Open to guests from March 2014 the brand new fitness centre and 20m stainless steel swimming pool provide some of the best facilities of any hotel in London.
The Rooms and Suites
With the exception of the contemporary Royal Suite, the 173 rooms and 25 suites at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel are authentically decorated in a traditional English style combined with subtle oriental touches.
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Superior Room | King or Twin | 33sqm
These elegant rooms are light and contemporary with decorative details inspired by the hotel’s peaceful park-side location. Roomsoverlook the inner courtyard, some with views of the green landscaped living wall, and all have been designed with comfort in mind. There is generous wardrobe space, a bespoke leather-topped writing desk and custom-made Onyx chandeliers. Bathrooms are fashioned from Volakas marble with either a walk-in shower or a bath with an in-built shower. These elegant rooms are light and contemporary.
Deluxe Room | King or Twin | 37sqm
These beautifully appointed rooms offer views over Knightsbridge, one of London’s most fashionable neighbourhoods, and provide a tranquil escape with details inspired by the hotel’s peaceful park-side location. Light and contemporary in feel, these rooms are furnished with generous wardrobe space, a large leather-topped writing desk, custom-made furniture and mirrored artworks. The comfortable bed has a leather-tufted headboard, and bathrooms are fashioned from Volakas marble, some with walk-in
Mandarin Room | King | 45sqm
Overlooking the peaceful interior courtyard, many of these stylish rooms offer views over the hotel’s green landscaped living wall. Decorated with bespoke furnishings and rugs inspired by the hotel’s park-side location, these spacious rooms include a seating area, generous wardrobe space, hand-gilded mirror artwork and a leather-topped writing desk. The luxurious bed comes with a leather tufted headboard, and the adjoining marble bathrooms all feature vanity units, with many offering separate walk-in showers and double basins.
Junior Suites | King | 45sqm
The open plan Junior Suites make space for a sofa, armchair and a number of coffee tables for guests to enjoy. Decorated in a palette of gold’s, browns, creams and beige with highlights of red or royal blue, their design continues the traditional and homely English feel.
Hyde Park Junior Suites | King | Park Views | 45sqm
Much like the Junior Suites these suites continue the traditionally English feel and combine it with gorgeous views over Hyde Park.
Courtyard Suites | King | 60sqm
Overlooking the Hotels quiet courtyard these suites are accessed through a charming parquet hallway. A calm colour scheme of gold, cream, and beige blends with splashes of royal blue and red to create a homely yet stylish look. All have separate living and sleeping spaces, whilst their bathrooms have separate standing showers and bath tubs plus double vanity units.
Turret Suites | King | Balcony* | 47sqm
Located in the turrets of the hotel’s Edwardian building, the interiors of these unusual suites have exceptional architectural features. Overlooking vibrant Knightsbridge and with a spacious open-plan layout, each suite is reminiscent of a luxury private apartment. With curved walls and circular interiors, accommodation includes a living area with cosy fireplace, comfortable soft furnishings, a leather-topped writing desk and a ceiling inspired by the equestrian bridal paths found in nearby Hyde Park. The marbled bathrooms are especially spacious, all enjoying their own unique layouts, one with tall tinted windows inviting in plenty of daylight, another with double basins.
Park Suites | Park View | 55sqm
The Park Suites continue the traditional English aesthetic. Their living space features a number of sumptuous sofas that enjoy views over Hyde Park. Leading off the lounge, the bedroom is particularly charming with an ornate head board and lavish coronets above the bed. Meanwhile the marble bathrooms have an extra deep Edwardian bath tub.
Superior Suites | 60sqm
Each of these luxurious suites has its own individual layout and an elegant hallway entrance, with a quiet setting overlooking the inner courtyard. All suites have a spacious and comfortable bedroom, separate walk-in closet and a living area furnished with a velvet-upholstered sofa, wing-back reading chairs and a leather-topped writing desk. Taking inspiration from the nearby park, the living room’s centrepiece is a striking gold and crackled glass bespoke acorn chandelier. The generous marble bathrooms feature separate walk-in showers with stand-alone baths and twin vanity units.
Knightsbridge Suites | Guest Bathroom | 74sqm
Elegantly sophisticated with a design inspired by the early 20th century’s Golden Age of travel, these beautiful suites provide a high level of comfort and luxury. With views over fashionable Knightsbridge, the generous living room features a velvet sofa, which can easily be converted into a sofa-bed, a reading chair, and a large mirrored coffee table. The suite’s striking bespoke glass chandelier, hand-gilded mirror artwork and hand tufted carpets and rugs reflect the beauty of nearby leafy Hyde Park. Each lavish suite comes with a curated library of hand-picked books by renowned Mayfair publishers, Heywood Hill for guests to enjoy. Expansive bathrooms are fashioned from Volakas marble with a highlighted frieze made from Palisandro Bleu marble and feature twin vanity units and a rainforest shower. A separate walk-in closet is adjacent to the living room.
Deluxe Park Suites | 1 or 2 Bedroom | Park View | 75sqm+
These opulent suites create a homely, welcoming feel with their use of rich colours. Their large bedrooms and living rooms are the perfect place to relax and take in the park views, with some suites having an open fire place. The traditional English style is combined with exceptional Oriental antiques.
Presidential Suites | Park View | Balcony | Butler | 90sqm
The Regency period Presidential suites benefit from large French windows, open fireplaces and crystal chandeliers to create an elegant atmosphere for guests to relax in. Overlooking Hyde Park the suites have an ample amount of seating area for guests to enjoy.
Imperial Suite | 2 Bedroom | Park View | Butler | 190sqm
One of the largest two bedroom suites in London, the Imperial Suite makes for a fantastic entertaining venue with its huge living room and exquisite cocktail cabinet. The décor is of an Edwardian character with period features throughout.
The Royal Suite | 3 Bedroom | Park View | Dining Room | Balcony | Butler | 242sqm
The stunning Royal Suite is finished in a contemporary cutting edge style, whilst maintaining references to the hotel’s Victorian past. It boasts eye catching centre pieces such as the fibre optic chandelier and original artwork form the celebrated Halcyon Gallery. Juxtaposing this is the suite’s exquisite original Victorian fireplace. Space wise the suite has a dining room for ten people, walk-in wardrobe for the master bedroom and a large terrace overlooking the park.
Group Layout Options
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park provides range of options to host groups securely. Hallways can be partitioned off to allow only guests with the correct key pass into certain areas. There is also plenty of event space ranging from small private dining areas to the Grand Ballroom with its Hyde Park terrace - Her Majesty the Queen learnt to dance in the venue and still frequents it today.
Bluebird's Favourite Feature:
The Mandarin Oriental's terrace backing onto Hyde Park is one of the most serene in London. In summer months the landscaped gardens are a cacophony of English Roses set amongst the backdrop of the magnificent splendour of the Victorian hotel.
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