Situated just mere metres away from Mayfair, one of London’s premier shopping thoroughfares, The Beaumont is a grand hotel that is, without a doubt, the shining beacon of restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King. The duo are the discerning masterminds behind The Wolseley, The Delaunay and several other dining hot spots in London, so it’s hardly surprising that The Beaumont is similarly outfitted in a super polished Old World-meets-contemporary look.
Still, the 73-room property is full of surprises, including a conceptual suite by British sculptor Antony Gormley that is an architectural masterpiece. The Beaumont welcomed its first guests in 2014, and since then it has quietly built a solid reputation for offering a luxurious stay right in the heart of busy London.
As a fine addition to Mr and Mrs Smith‘s portfolio of unforgettable stays, The Beaumont certainly embodies the ethos of style, uniqueness and discretion that the leading curator of boutique hotels espouses.
Step inside the five-star hotel and immediately be immersed in heritage—an abundance of wood furnishings, plush velvet upholstery, pristine checkered floor tiles and antique paintings help create a sense of historical wonder. Each bedroom has been meticulously decorated to recall the splendour of the Art Deco movement that defined the ’20s, with some rooms opening up to private terraces that offer lovely views of the Mayfair district.
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Titled “Room”, Gormley’s monumental structure is hands down the most arresting feature of The Beaumont.
Resembling an abstract silhouette of a person in a contemplative crouch on the hotel’s wing, the structure’s interior boasts a unique wood-panelled bedroom that is stripped bare so as to offer guests a “meditative pause”, the opportunity to cast away the troubles of the world and, most important of all, a good night’s sleep.
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Wine & Dine
Specialising in delicious fare from “both sides of the Atlantic”, The Colony Grill shows off Corbin and King’s innate ability to conceptualise restaurants that not only fill the stomachs, but the heart as well.
Lip-smacking signature dishes such as lobster à la Russe and omelette Arnold Bennett, combined with an Old World ambiance and impeccable service, make dining at The Colony Grill an enjoyable affair. Meanwhile, The American Bar (modelled in the style of legendary saloons that dominated the London, New York and Paris in the early half of the 20th century) and The Cub Room (an intimate lounge bar open to residents and visitors) serves a fine selection of bourbons, American whiskies and cocktails.
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If you’re looking to pamper yourself at a hotel that melds the charm of a bygone era with a contemporary attitude, The Beaumont will tick all the boxes.