When they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s not the case when visiting a Mandarin Oriental Hotel because everything from the service to the decor is simply beautiful.
Favoured globally is the recently refurbished Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, a notorious must-visit on any luxury break to London, if not for a stay, then certainly for a dinner or afternoon tea. While staying at any of the 36 Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world, it’s hard not to feel like royalty with unrivalled service, quality, and five-star dining at your fingertips, and London is no exception.
Hong Kong-based, famed interior designer Joyce Wang championed the Hyde Park property’s recent refurbishment, and she’s done a stellar job in merging sophisticated chic with modern touches while maintaining the rich history within the walls of the Edwardian-style property.
Inclusive of 181 rooms and residences, you must book a park-facing suite for a VIP viewing of the changing of the guards as they march along Carriage Drive each morning. A truly spectacular experience enjoyed by tourists and residents alike as no other breakfast includes such a slice of British charm. Freshly baked pastries, fruits, and cereals (that include the hotel’s utterly delicious homemade granola) fill the buffet, and the a la carte menu boasts the world’s most well-presented full English breakfast.
A stone’s throw from Harrods means you can relax after shopping with a summer afternoon tea at The Rosebery, the hotel’s stunning tearoom and restaurant. A quintessentially British dining experience, where traditional homemade scones are accompanied by Devonshire clotted cream, Pembrokeshire strawberry jam, and unusually, rose petal jelly and tart lemon curd. A special selection of finger sandwiches features alongside Britain’s finest selection of tea blends that won’t be found anywhere else in London.
Inspired by Heston Blumenthal’s fascination with historic gastronomy, Dinner, located inside Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park is one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants and shares an interesting take on British cuisine with a tasting menu for explorative diners.
Overlooking Royal Parkland, Mandarin Hotel Hyde Park now has an accommodation package for guests that want to make the most of staying in London’s most luxurious neighbourhood.
The “Hyde Away Park Experience” showcases exactly that in a luxuriously renovated room designed to incorporate the natural beauty of Hyde Park, garden-inspired treats, lunch in the Hyde Park Garden and delightful additional touches, including a signature floral beverage at Mandarin Bar.
For reservations, please contact www.mandarinoriental.com.