Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will open a new hotel in London’s Mayfair this winter.
This marks the second hotel in the English capital for the luxury hotel group, with an existing property in Knightsbridge – Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.
Mandarin Oriental Mayfair will be located on Hanover Square, with the building’s design by Rogers Stick Harbour and Partners.
The property will include 50 rooms and suites designed by UK-based Studio Indigo, and there will also be 78 private residences.
Interior design will be led by Tokyo-based studio Curiosity, with a decor based on a concept of ‘a hub of nature and art’. Artworks by local British artists will feature throughout the public spaces, while one-off furniture pieces have been curated by Curiosity’s founder, Gwenael Nicolas.
The hotel will be home to award-winning chef Akira Back’s first namesake restaurant in the UK, along with his A Bar Lounge concept.
On the leisure front, there will be a spa “focused on renewal and recalibration” with an indoor 25-metre swimming pool, sauna, vitality pool, relaxation room and bespoke treatments.
General manager Susanne Hatje commented:
“We are incredibly excited to open a Mandarin Oriental hotel in the heart of such an iconic location. Mayfair has such a rich history and pedigree within luxury, fashion and art and is continually evolving.
“This is a wonderful parallel for our new property, which will introduce delightful touches for which Mandarin Oriental is loved, but in a more intimate and informal setting. We feel that our warm, club-like atmosphere, which flows throughout the hotel, is set to make Mandarin Oriental Mayfair a new destination of choice in the area.”
Mandarin Oriental Mayfair and the Residences at Mandarin Oriental is developed and owned by Mayfair-based developer Clivedale London.
The group currently operates 36 hotels and seven residences in 24 countries and territories.
There are plans to open a new resort property situated on a cluster of private islands in the Maldives in 2025.