It was always going to be great. The first hotel from restaurant supremos Corbin & King (that’s Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, founders of The Wolseley and many of London’s most fashionable restaurants) was a glossy, stylish hit from the moment it opened in 2014. What’s more, its advent has put North Mayfair firmly on the map; and, courtesy of Antony Gormley’s inhabitable sculpture Room, it has given London both a magnificent public artwork and an extraordinary one-bedroom suite inside it. The Beaumont harks back to the pre-war elegance of Mayfair hotels. It is classy (chequerboard lobby floor, early 20th-century paintings, gleaming antiques) yet intimate and its circular, muralled Colony Grill Room is Corbin & King at their best, here serving American classics in animated, retro-stylish surroundings. The 73 Art Deco-themed rooms and suites are handsome, sensible and supremely comfortable, with gleaming bathrooms in marble and chrome. Doubles from £395.
Name to Know: Bhart Shemar, the resident osteopath, naturopath and medical acupuncturist. He’s a veritable miracle worker, ask him to work his magic on your back.
See: The Wallace Collection on Manchester Square or in total contrast, The Gagosian Gallery on Grosvenor Hill.
Eat: Other than the hotel’s own Colony Grill Room, which is hugely popular in the area, we would recommend Kitty Fisher’s, Le Gavroche, Bellamy’s or Murano.
Buy: 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. Duke Street for menswear brands Private White VC, E Tautz and Ami, or Savile Row for bespoke male tailoring – Anderson & Sheppard; Budd Shirtmakers; Dashing Tweeds; Dege & Skinner; Gieves & Hawkes; Henry Poole; Maurice Sedwell; New & Lingwood.
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