Dual openings for Mandarin Oriental in London and Oman

Mandarin Oriental Mayfair and Mandarin Oriental, Muscat now welcoming guests

Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, London

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has welcomed two additions to its stable this weekend, with the highly-anticipated arrival of Mandarin Oriental Mayfair in London, the UK and Mandarin Oriental Muscat in Oman.

Mandarin Oriental Mayfair is the group’s second property in London, opening on historic Hanover Square, where fashion, art, business and culture intersect. The sleek and boutique sister property to Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park comprises of 50 guestrooms and suites, 77 private residences, award-winning Chef Akira Back’s London restaurant debut, two bars and a beautiful spa.

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Mandarin Oriental Mayfair is the first new build in Mayfair for over a decade and brings a modern architectural approach to one of London’s most storied squares.

Inspired by haute couture, every guest room has been imagined as a jewellery box, with a palette that includes a rich emerald green, regal maroon and tranquil turquoise, using fine timbers, marbles, soft fabrics and carpets, bespoke lighting and furniture complemented by metallic finishes in brass, bronze and gold. House of de Gournay hand-painted silk wallpaper is an exquisite focal point of the rooms; its flowering magnolia design – whose leaves have been meticulously considered in relation to the Feng Shui of each room – is a nod to the trees found in Hanover Square, whilst the chinoiserie is a subtle reference to the hotel Group’s oriental heritage.

Mandarin Oriental, Mayfair

This best of the East and West can also be found within the hotel’s public spaces – the reception, atrium, Akira Back restaurant, ABar Lounge, 14-seater chef’s table Dosa, private dining rooms and spa – all by Tokyo based design agency Curiosity who have used colour and texture to great effect.

The large sculptural lobby and reception to the spa boasts rare green Ming marble to reflect the green spaces of Hanover Square, Berkeley Square and Green Park, whilst the dining spaces have been inspired by “a walk in the park” and the natural elements of ‘wind’, ‘water’, ‘earth’ and ‘fire’, reflected through carefully choreographed lighting, suspended structures and metallic ceilings.

Mandarin Oriental, Mayfair

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair is subterranean and brings some dynamic firsts to the UK wellness scene. These include new to London binaural biohacking treatments, offering ‘stress release’, ‘mindfulness’, ‘awaken’ and ‘power nap’ as quick fix 22-minute experiences.

 

Meanwhile, Mandarin Oriental, Muscat als opened its doors, marking the Group’s debut in the Sultanate of Oman. Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service, combined with distinctive dining concepts, a world-class spa and authentic Omani-inspired experiences, will ensure that the much-anticipated resort will bring a new level of exceptional hospitality to the country.

Mandarin Oriental, Muscat - Lobby

The hotel’s architecture draws inspiration from the richness and diversity of Oman’s culture, inviting guests to embark on a journey of discovery. Entering the hotel lobby through grand Omani wooden doors, guests experience a seamless blend of influences from various regions and civilisations, honouring the culture and craftsmanship of Oman.

The hotel’s stunning chandelier beams with colourful crystal lanterns, illuminates the lobby from all angles. The captivating sea views, framed by exotic coconut and palm trees, evoke a sense of wonder for guests to further explore the allure and mystique of Muscat.

Mandarin Oriental, Mayfair - Sea View Suite

The natural beauty of Oman inspires the design of the 103 guestrooms and 47 suites, featuring locally sourced natural materials including Desert Rose marble and Ashwood. Each handcrafted piece invites travellers to uncover the country’s treasures. The bed backboard draws inspiration from the “Kuma”, the traditional Omani hat, while authentic motifs and fabrics pay homage to traditional handwoven patterns. Brass lanterns are inspired by the iconic “Khanjar”, the Omani daggers showcasing the region’s artisanal heritage. With a collection of 156 private homes, The Residences at Mandarin Oriental offer an unparalleled waterfront lifestyle, featuring exceptional comfort and service.

The five distinct restaurants and lounge will provide a wide range of international cuisines with Mandarin Oriental’s renowned culinary excellence under the leadership of Executive Chef Raymond Rjaily who joins from Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta. The signature restaurant, Essenza, invites you to a journey through Italy’s coastal regions, featuring traditional recipes passed down through generations.

Mandarin Oriental, Mayfair - Essenza

Offering a holistic wellness experience, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Muscat blends Mandarin Oriental’s award-winning Asian inspired treatments with local healing traditions. This serene urban oasis enjoys natural daylight with stunning sea views. Tailormade wellness journeys, guided by experts, include exclusive body massage and skincare treatments, alongside bespoke wellness therapies. The spa features a traditional Hammam, combining Moroccan healing techniques with modern therapies, embracing a personalised approach to relaxation.

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