Think leather-topped writing desks, marble-clad bathrooms, and mirrors etched by hand.
With the completion of a major refit at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London this spring, Knightsbridge is about to shine even brighter.
Rising design star Joyce Wangâ€”who also revamped all 120 suites at The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kongâ€”was recruited to overhaul the guest quarters, and she took inspiration from the buildingâ€™s Edwardian heritage, its park-side location, and the glamor of the 1920s.
Apart from creating two new penthouse suites, Wang gave each room and suite an individual layout and no shortage of opulent touches: think leather-topped writing desks, marble-clad bathrooms, and mirrors etched by hand. Downstairs, interior designer extraordinaire Adam D. Tihany has overhauled the spa while freshening up venues like Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.
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This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018Â print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€śA Mandarin Makeoverâ€ť).