The hotel, which has been reinvented and reimagined, welcomed 600 guests including celebrities, dignitaries and society guests from London and around the world, including Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group ‘Fans’, Dame Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Barry Humphries, Sir Clive Woodward, Christian Louboutin and Vanessa Mae.
Guests arrived on the Red Carpet through the hotel’s coveted Royal Entrance on South Carriage Drive greeted by The London Fanfare Trumpeters and members of The Household Cavalry Regiment, against a backdrop of Union Jack regalia. The atmosphere of pomp and ceremony continued into the Ballroom, with ribbon dancers and entertainers dressed in elaborate costume inspired by the iconic Mandarin ‘Fan’.
General Manager Amanda Hyndman commented:“We are thrilled to mark such a momentous period in our history and to celebrate that we are all new and fully open. The support and positive feedback we have received from our guests and partners has been overwhelming. It is a true testament to the kind and generous service that our 600 colleagues are committed to providing to guests every day.”
Entertainment on the night was provided by Jack Pack, the UK’s “most successful swing group”, Soul and RnB singing sensation, Beverley Knight MBE, and chart-topping MOBO award winner Lemar. Live DJ sets were provided by DJ Joel and DJ Charles, whilst jazz pianist Gabriel added a soulful touch to the hotel’s two-Michelin star restaurant, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.
Guests sampled a range of delights curated by Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Bar Boulud, London. Further delicacies included Asian bites, Petrossian Caviar and Moët et Chandon Impérial, Brut champagne; to name a few.
The hotel unveiled all new guest rooms in its entirety on Monday 15 April 2019, having completed the most extensive restoration in its 117-year history.
About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 32 hotels and six residences in 23 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.
About Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
Sitting between glorious Royal Parkland and the buzz of central Knightsbridge, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is re-imagined and re-invented, offering the essence of timeless heritage coupled with contemporary flair and impeccable service. As part of the most-extensive multi-million-pound restoration in the hotel's history, internationally-renowned designer Joyce Wang, oversaw the new design of all the rooms, suites and public areas, inspired by the natural beauty of neighbouring Hyde Park and the glamour of the 20th century Golden Age of travel. The stunning re-imagining of The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London along with the hotel’s destination restaurants and Mandarin Bar, were directed by esteemed New York designer Adam Tihany.
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