The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel in London, is a 5 Star luxury hotel that is second none. Originally opened in 1902 as the Hyde Park Hotel, it was then purchased by the Mandarin Oriental Group in 1996, who then proceeded to completely renovate the hotel’s 198 rooms and suites, as well as the hotel’s restaurants and bars.
Considered as one of the greatest hotels in the world (and maybe the greatest on the London scene) The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is opulent to say the least. It boasts a state of the art spa with 8 treatment rooms, a zen colour therapy relaxation area, expert therapists with a comprehensive list of holistic treatments and extensive heat and water facilities including male and female sanariums, vitality pools and amethyst crystal steam rooms.
The hotel’s fashionable rooms and suites overlook swanky Knightsbridge, (where the well heeled shop and live) or the beautiful and peaceful hotel courtyard. Each room boasts its own unique character and due to the layout of the building; some even have small balconies. Whatever the style, you are guaranteed comfort and cutting edge facilities at every turn.
How about dinner at the Mandarin Oriental? Well it doesn’t get much better than ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’. A world renowned michelin star restaurant, that has a menu meticulously planned with history and taste in mind. Recognized by chefs, food critics and gourmets from around the world as the epitome of gourmet cuisine this is an opportunity not to be missed!
Alternatively choose The Rosebery Lounge which is a fabulous place for afternoon tea, giving guests the quintessential British experience. Then there’s Bar Boulud, a French style bistro and sister restaurant to the popular New York outpost. Bar Boulud at The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park serves a seasonal bistro menu, including house-made terrines, pâtés, signature sausages and burgers that add an American touch to this French inflected bistro and wine bar. Fancy a drink? Well you won’t go far wrong in the The Mandarin Bar. A classic bar with a contemporary design and vibrant atmosphere, making it one of London’s most popular nightspots. Breakfast is served daily in the hotel dining room which is prepared by Executive Chef Chris Tombling.
If you want a prestigious location to host a business meeting, wedding or other special event then you can’t go far wrong here. A place that has hosted royalty, celebrities and many high profile heads of state. The hotel is equipped with 6 different facilities able to accommodate the needs of any special event. For business meetings, the hotel makes available the latest technology and equipment. This includes a green room, laptops, multilingual staff and a conference set up that delights each delegate with fresh juice, fresh fruit and even dipped strawberries. The Mandarin offers wedding planning services, including catering, toastmaster services and an in house florist to ensure the smooth running of your day. They also offer “Wedding Belles” a program tailor-made for brides-to-be that includes a tranquil escape two months before the wedding, a half day soothing ritual two weeks before the wedding, a two hour, four-handed, oriental harmony massage two days before the wedding and a bath and body oil from the spa’s signature product line to keep their bride feeling fresh and rejuvenated during those stressful weeks right before their big day.
The Mandarin Oriental at Hyde Park truly has it all. It is a classic hotel offering French, British and Mandarin culture all in one place. The hotel staff put customer service and comfort above all else, making hotel booking simple. If you are looking for the most luxurious, professional, state of the art and timeless hotel in London, then look no further!