The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park will partially reopen on
Dec. 4. The London hotel has undergone extensive repairs and renovations since
a fire shuttered it in June.
The hotel will initially reopen revamped public areas,
restaurants, the spa and event spaces. A full reopening, including the
unveiling of all new guest rooms and suites, is slated for spring 2019.
The updated public spaces include the transformed lobby
lounge and reception areas created by designer Joyce Wang, both of which will
be anchored by floral-inspired glass chandeliers. Restoration of the Mandarin
Oriental Hyde Park’s event spaces — including the Loggia, Ballroom, Asquith
and Balfour venues — has also been spearheaded by Wang.
Concurrently, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Bar Boulud will
reopen. The former, which will relaunch under the leadership of chef John
Barber, promises classic French cuisine with a contemporary British twist. The latter,
helmed by chef Ashley Palmer-Watts, will unveil a new selection of dishes while
continuing to offer its famous “meat fruit” chicken liver parfait.
The Rosebery, which offers an afternoon tea service and
treats by executive pastry chef Paul Thieblemont, will also be open to the
The property’s Spa at Mandarin Oriental London, meanwhile,
has been fully redeveloped and expanded, featuring a new look and enhanced
treatment menu. The spa will feature 13 treatment rooms and a suite with two
massage beds, as well as a Rasul water temple designed for traditional Chinese
medicine treatments and consultations. The space also will include the Bastien
Gonzalez Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio and two additional beauty rooms.
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