The Beaumont opened as London's newest hotel. The first hotel project from Chris Corbin and Jeremy King - the restaurateurs behind The Wolseley and The Delaunay - the 73-room Beaumont is located in the city's Mayfair district, and has a traditional American-style grill, residents' lounge, a full service spa and an “inhabitable sculpture” by artist Antony Gormley, which protrudes from the building's façade.
The hotel, which overlooks Brown Hart Gardens, is in an original Art Deco building, designed by Wimperis & Simpson, and built in 1926 as a garage. The interiors were fully-restored. The lobby's cherry wood walls were accented by bronze detailing and a black and white floor that harkens back to the building's heyday.
In collaboration with Jeremy King, designers Fiona Thompson and John Lewis of Richmond International continued the lobby's Golden Age style into the guestrooms through the use of of-the-period furniture, bespoke geometric fabrics and texturized shagreen detailing. In addition to 50 guestrooms, The Beaumont also has 13 studios, eight one-bedroom suites, one presidential suite and the ROOM by Antony Gormley.
Outfitted with separate sitting rooms, dressing rooms, and guest bathrooms, each of the eight one-bedroom suites were named for historical figures, such has WWII newscaster Ed Murrow, American socialite Barbara Hutton, and New York theater critic and member of The Algonquin's Round Table Alexander Woollcott.
The presidential suite, which can be expanded to include up to five bedrooms, is reminiscent of the transatlantic liners of the 20s and 30s, with cream lacquered paneling, brass details, and antique furnishings. The suite also includes handmade rugs and a selection of original paintings and photographs.
Notable among The Beaumont's accommodations is ROOM. 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.
Each guestroom has large walk-in showers, heated bathroom floors and 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.
Corbin & King also presents a variety of on-property dining destinations, including The American Bar and The Colony Grill Room, as well as a residents' lounge, private dining space and a daily assortment of snacks and beverages in the lobby.
The Colony Grill Room is the centerpiece of The Beaumont's culinary offerings. The walls of the dining room are lined with murals depicting American sporting life by San Francisco artist John Mattos, as well as a collection of 48 hand-drawn cartoons by the same artist. Many of the drawings include American and British celebrities including Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, John Barrymore and Cole Porter.
Specializing in bourbons and whiskies, The American Bar is surrounded by black and white photographs of bygone eras.
For private gatherings, The Lotos Room can accommodate up to 48 guests.
Inspired by the Turkish Baths found in quintessential British and American health clubs, The Beaumont's Hammam and Spa has an indoor plunge pool, sauna and steam rooms, a heated marble relaxation slab and an ice bar. The spa has two treatment rooms and a traditional hammam.
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