Mayfair has some of the finest hotels in the world – offering majestic multi-storey palaces, quiet boutique-size hideaways and everything in between. The art deco masterpiece that is Claridge’s
is an unabashedly luxurious ode to Britishness, with its royal connections, sprawling suites, 400-strong team of ever-attentive staff, award-winning champagne teas and million-pound chandelier.
on Carlos Place, equally decadent after a recent £70 million makeover, is another Mayfair front runner, famed for its gracious butlers and doormen, black-slate swimming pool, theatrically mixed martinis and Michelin-starred cuisine. Another sizeable 5-star in the neighbourhood is the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
, with a grand marble lobby, four-poster beds and views over the square, while the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair
is a slightly more intimate option, in a beautifully renovated 18th-century town house.
Finally, The Beaumont, expected to open in 2014, is the first foray into boutique hoteliership by the celebrated restaurateurs Corbin and King.
Finally, The Beaumont, developed by Grosvenor in partnership with Corbin and King, features the first inhabitable work of art by leading British artist Sir Antony Gormley. A sculpture by the artist serves as a unique guestroom for the hotel which opened in October 2014.
The hotel comprises of 73 bedrooms and suites, The Colony Grill restaurant and American bar, a separate residents' bar and lounge, and a gymnasium and Turkish bath.
The design of the hotel evokes the elegance of pre-war Mayfair and opened to huge acclaim winning Luxury Travel Intelligence's 2014 Best Hotel in the World award, and making it to the shortlist of Wallpaper's Design Awards, GQ's Hotel of the Year Award 2015 and on to Conde Nast Travel Hot List 2015.