Hong Kong-based interior designer Joyce Wang was tasked with refurbishing of 181 rooms, suites and public areas of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. The hotel will unveil the first phase of a far reaching renovation on 1 August 2017, with the re-opening of the Knightsbridge-facing guest rooms and suites.
Following the reveal of a dramatic new lobby entrance and reception area in January, the guestrooms and suites are now more luxurious, encompassing details inspired by the building’s Edwardian heritage and the natural beauty of Hyde Park.
Wang was commissioned to oversee the overall design concept, sought inspiration from the royal park, and was influenced by the glamour of the early 20th century’s Golden Age of travel.
These include curated artworks and custom-designed furniture that together create a warm and inviting environment in each of the rooms and suites.
Rooms and suites
Light and contemporary, each room has a unique and individual layout, featuring alcoves, warm grey panelled walls and hand-gilded mirror artwork. Art Deco-inspired features and wildlife adornments are present throughout the space, reminiscent of the nearby park.
Rooms overlook fashionable Knightsbridge or the inner courtyard with views of a green landscaped living wall. Beds with leather-tufted headboards, large leather-topped writing desks, and rugs inspired by the hotel’s park-side location are included in the new furnishings.
Bathrooms are fashioned from Volakas marble with either a walk-in shower or a bath with an in-built shower.
Suites have their own individual layout and a spacious 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 gold and crackled glass bespoke acorn chandelier.
Bespoke Fromenthal wallpaper, horsehair light sconces and gloss painted patterns that reference the horse-riding paths through Hyde Park are all part of the new design.
Additionally, Knightsbridge Suites come with a curated library of hand-picked books by Mayfair publishers, Heywood Hill, for guests to enjoy suites.
In addition, two entirely new, luxurious penthouse suites will be created, with private terraces and extensive views over the park. New York designer Adam D. Tihany has been appointed to oversee an inspirational and uplifting renovation of The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, as well as the refurbishment of the hotel’s popular restaurants and bar.