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Mandarin Oriental Mayfair confirms winter opening

The hotel will house the first namesake Akira Back restaurant in the UK from Michelin Star chef Akira Back, as well as his ‘ABar Lounge’ concept

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced it is expanding its presence in London with the opening of the Mandarin Oriental Mayfair this winter.

Located on Hanover Square, the property comprises 50 guestrooms and 78 private residences. It will also host a spa, featuring an indoor 25-metre swimming pool, sauna, vitality pool, relaxation room and a range of bespoke wellness treatments.

Additionally, the Mayfair hotel will house the first namesake Akira Back restaurant in the UK from Michelin Star chef Akira Back, as well as his ‘ABar Lounge’ concept. The Akira Back brand has a portfolio of over 20 restaurants and lounges around the globe.

The overall project, comprising Mandarin Oriental Mayfair and the 78 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, is developed and owned by Clivedale London, an independent, Mayfair- based real estate developer.

The hotel has been designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the designers of the ‘Cheesegrater’ in London. The interior design of the hotel’s public spaces was created by Tokyo based studio, Curiosity. Artworks by local British artists feature throughout the hotel with one-off furniture pieces curated by Curiosity’s founder, Gwenael Nicolas.

Meanwhile, the 50 guestrooms and suites have been designed by UK based Studio Indigo, influenced by London, while reflecting the group’s oriental heritage.

Susanne Hatje, general manager, said: “We are incredibly excited to open a Mandarin Oriental hotel in the heart of such an iconic location. Mayfair has such a rich history and pedigree within luxury, fashion and art and is continually evolving. 

“This is a wonderful parallel for our new property, which will introduce delightful touches for which Mandarin Oriental is loved, but in a more intimate and informal setting. We feel that our warm, club-like atmosphere, which flows throughout the hotel, is set to make Mandarin Oriental Mayfair a new destination of choice in the area.”

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