It was always going to be great. The first hotel from restaurant supremos Chris Corbin and Jeremy King was a glossy, stylish hit from the moment it opened in 2014. Its advent has put North Mayfair firmly on the map, partly thanks to its inhabitable sculpture, ROOM, by Sir Antony Gormley, a magnificent public artwork from the outside that contains an extraordinary one-bedroom suite within. The Beaumont is a classy joint (chequerboard lobby floor, early 20th-century paintings, gleaming antiques) yet also intimate.
The muralled Colony Grill Room is Corbin & King at their best, here serving American classics. The 73 Art Deco-themed rooms and suites are handsome, sensible and supremely comfortable and there’s the added luxury of the Art Deco Hamam and Spa, inspired by the Turkish Baths at the RAC Club in London and original New York YMCA.
Doubles from £395
+44 (0)20 7499 1001; thebeaumont.com
The Wallace Collection on Manchester Square or in total contrast, The Gagosian Gallery on Grosvenor Hill.
Other than the hotel’s own Colony Grill Room, which is hugely popular in the area, we would recommend The Wolseley, Bellamy’s or Fischer’s on Marylebone High Street.
The New Craftsmen on North Row for an extraordinary collection of jewellery, homewares, furniture, fabrics and other made by some of the UK’s top craftspeople. The local area is strong for menswear. Within a minutes’ walk – Duke Street for menswear brands Private White VC, E Tautz and Ami, and Gladstone LDN for leather bags and accessories fusing contemporary aesthetic and functionality with the lost designs and craftsmanship of the 1920s era of ‘London Made’. Paul Smith on Albemarle Street for an eclectic mix of diverse and eccentric objects, complementing the male & female clothing lines with an extensive selection of jewellery, books, art and antiques.
CLAIM TO FAME
The Beaumont’s aesthetic is based on Jeremy King’s fictional invention of a New York hotelier, Jimmy Beaumont, who moves from Prohibition-constrained New York in 1926 to open a hotel in Mayfair.
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