London’s newest hotel is set to open its doors next week. The Beaumont, the first hotel project from restauranteurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King (The Wolseley and The Delaunay) will open in Mayfair.
The 73-room hotel, which overlooks Brown Hart Gardens, is housed in an Art Deco building originally built in 1926 as a garage. For a modern twist, a towering ‘inhabitable sculpture’ by legendary artist, Antony Gormley, will protrude from the building’s façade.
Inside, expect Golden Age style with a modern twist across 50 rooms and 23 suites. A special twist? Bath amenities from D.R. Harris –chemists to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and recipients of the Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen.
Our favorite space? The ROOM by Antony Gormley – a one bedroom suite that is also a monumental figural sculpture and an architectural extension to the hotel.
Designed to be a quiet, uninterrupted retreat, it is furnished only by a single white linen bed and can easily be taken to total darkness by closing the shutters on the one overhead window. The walls of ROOM are made of fumed oak planks that come together at exposed joints to create built-in ledges and nooks for seating.
On a more luxe level, each of the eight One Bedroom Suites have been named for historical figures such has prominent WWII newscaster Ed Murrow, American socialite Barbara Hutton, and New York theater critic and member of The Algonquin’s Round Table Alexander Woollcott. They feature separate sitting rooms, dressing rooms, and guest bathrooms.
The Presidential Suite, which can be expanded to include up to five bedrooms, is reminiscent of the great transatlantic liners of the 20’s and 30’s with cream lacquered paneling, brass details, original photographs and antique furnishings.
Dining options will include The American Bar and The Colony Grill Room as well as an exclusive residents’ lounge, private dining space and a daily assortment of snacks and beverages in the lobby. At the Grill Room, expect traditional dishes and signature items including Cornish Fish Stew, Brisket and Calf’s Tongue, and a New York Strip. The American Bar will specialize in bourbons and whiskies, as well as simple dishes like a Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy or Chicken Pot Pie.
When it’s time to relax, the spa will feature an indoor plunge pool, sauna and steam rooms, a heated marble relaxation slab, and an ice bar in addition to traditional hammam experiences.