Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London unveils first phase of redesign

Joyce Wang drew inspiration from the property’s parkside location and the early 20th century. (Joyce Wang drew inspiration from the property’s parkside location and the early 20th century.)

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London unveiled the first phase of its redesign, including a refreshed reception and lobby lounge. The concept was conceived by London- and Hong Kong-based design practice Joyce Wang, and was inspired by the property’s parkside location and the early 20th century.

The reception area has two glass chandeliers resembling opening flowers, alongside acorn-inspired fixtures and carpeting reminiscent of fallen leaves and bark. The reception also has an aluminum sculpture from artist Fredrikson Stallard, complementing blown glass pieces made by artist San Min Lee, which includes Chinese pottery from the Ch’ing Dynasty. Local artisans collaborated on unique furnishings, including hand-etched mirrors and custom artwork.

For the next phase of the redesign, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental London will be refreshed, and two new terraced penthouse suites will be crafted by New York-based Adam D. Tihany.

Upgrades to all 181 guestrooms and suites are scheduled to be completed this summer, with the design paying homage to the Edwardian history of the building. There will also be Art Deco-inspired details, curated artwork and custom furniture in the accommodations.