Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park to reopen this December

OVERLOOKING  one of London’s most beautiful and scenic spaces, the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park will open its doors once again after the completion of the most extensive restoration in its 115 year history. Following damage caused by a fire in June of this year, the hotel closed for renovation under the internationally acclaimed designer Joyce Wang, and is set to reopen to the public with new and improved facilities.

Entrance to Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel

Juxtaposing more contemporary materials with traditional fittings and finishes, Wang has transformed the grandeur space into a more modernised hotel experience. Keeping in mind its surroundings, the lobby lounge will take on a nature inspired decor, complete with a glass chandelier crafted in the shape of a closed flower bud and vibrant upholstery and wall coverings. Featuring artwork by the acclaimed Fredriksson Stallard, the reception’s grandest piece is created using the bark of the Plane Tree, Hyde Park’s oldest cultivation of trees.

The hotel’s relaunch boasts the finest dining experiences that London has to offer, including two Michelin star restaurants, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, and Bar Boulud, London. Dinner will reopen with Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts, and will showcase an exclusive new range of dishes for the guests to experience. Perhaps the restaurant’s most iconic dish, the meat-fruit, will return with a new festive twist, exchanging the traditional mandarin jelly for plum in the run up to Christmas. Alongside Dinner, Bar Boulud will relaunch with executive chef John Barber, showcasing its French-English fusion fine-dining, with its own bespoke Christmas and New Year menu for those wishing to stay at the hotel over the winter season.

Dinner, Heston Blumenthal, Mandarin Oriental Hotel

For those seeking relaxation, the hotel will provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of London with the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London. As part of the hotel’s renovations, the spa has not only been remodelled, but has collaborated with some of the most sought after wellness experts across the world, creating a sanctuary for guests to unwind and de-stress away from city life. Keeping close to its cultural roots, the Mandarin will offer specialist Chinese Medicine consultations and treatments at the guest’s pleasure.

Partially opening on the 4 of December, the hotel will reopen in its entirety in Spring 2019, debuting new luxury suites and two new penthouse suites.

by Emma Hart

For more information, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel web-page is available here

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