Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, London, UK

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London has undergone one of the most extensive renovations in its glorious 115-year history, designed to solidify the hotel’s position as one of the best hotels in central London.

The design team consisted of Joyce Wang Studios for the Reception, Guest Rooms and Penthouse, Tihany Design for the Spa, Bar and Brasserie and Purcell Architects overseeing the project and renovation of the Façade and Courtyards. dpa worked closely with the individual designers, to overcome the challenges presented in the renovation of a historic build, which continued to operate as a hotel throughout the construction phase.

The first phase of the renovation includes the launch of 95 new and luxurious guest rooms and suites in the Knightsbridge wing. In addition, the hotel’s classic entrance, notable main Lobby, and reception lounge have been reconfigured and redesigned to maximise natural daylight, and the building’s iconic façade has been revitalised.

The second phase of the renovation on the Hyde Park side of the building encompasses the complete restoration of all guest rooms and suites facing the park. In addition, two new luxurious and expansive penthouse suites, with spacious private terraces offering extensive views of London’s skyline and the peaceful park, will be added. In keeping with the  contemporary pool and fitness area,  Adam  D.  Tihany was appointed to oversee the design of the next-generation spa at Mandarin Oriental. This was significantly expanded to  include couples’ facilities, specialist consultation areas, and an exclusive Mandarin  Oriental  Spa  Studio concept, offering powerful and effective express beauty and grooming treatments for both men and women. The splendid Loggia, the ballroom will also undergo a soft refurbishment throughout this second phase.

Client: Mandarin Oriental Hotels
Operator: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Project Manager: WTP
Architect: Purcell
Interior Designer: Joyce Wang Studio & Tihany Design
M&E Consultant: Mott Macdonald