Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London to fully reopen Monday having undergone a £100m renovation

Now that’s £100 million well spent! 

Stunning photos show what the historic Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London hotel now looks like following its pricey makeover, with it set to finally fully re-open on Monday. 

Bedrooms are decked out with contemporary furnishings, the bathrooms clad in sparkling marble and the spa area has been spruced up with a shimmering pool and 13 state-of-the-art treatment rooms. 

Stunning photos show what the historic Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London now looks like following its pricey makeover. Above, a bedroom area in one of the new superior suites 

The new Mandarin Oriental penthouse suite features this stunning marble-clad bathroom complete with skylights

The new Mandarin Oriental penthouse suite features this stunning marble-clad bathroom complete with skylights 

The building opened in 1889 as an exclusive block of apartments for affluent bachelors before opening as a hotel with its own private Royal Entrance in 1902

The building opened in 1889 as an exclusive block of apartments for affluent bachelors before opening as a hotel with its own private Royal Entrance in 1902

The 181-room property was forced to completely close mid-way through renovation following a huge fire last June and it partially reopened in December in a bid to catch Christmas footfall.

On Monday guests will be able to gawp at the full glory of the hotel’s biggest makeover in its 117-year history.

New features include two expansive penthouse suites boasting exceptional views of leafy Hyde Park and the London skyline.   

These suites, the Mandarin Penthouse and the Oriental Penthouse, can be interconnected to create one of London’s largest suites with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a private dining room and two kitchens. 

The gym area at the hotel looks out over a swimming pool and relaxation area

The gym area at the hotel looks out over a swimming pool and relaxation area 

The building in the heart of Knightsbridge was commissioned in the late 1880's. However, construction was initially delayed due to fears that its height would cast a shadow over the Serpentine. Above, the ballroom entrance

The building in the heart of Knightsbridge was commissioned in the late 1880’s. However, construction was initially delayed due to fears that its height would cast a shadow over the Serpentine. Above, the ballroom entrance

On the wining and dining front, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Bar Boulud, London and the Mandarin Bar have all been given minor facelifts with new additions to the menus. Above, the interiors of Bar Boulud

On the wining and dining front, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Bar Boulud, London and the Mandarin Bar have all been given minor facelifts with new additions to the menus. Above, the interiors of Bar Boulud

Bringing the accommodation up-to-date, each room has been kitted out with ghd hair straighteners, Nespresso coffee makers, his and her Miller Harris bathroom amenities and Jo Hansford hair products. Above, one of the bathrooms in the Oriental Penthouse suite

Bringing the accommodation up-to-date, each room has been kitted out with ghd hair straighteners, Nespresso coffee makers, his and her Miller Harris bathroom amenities and Jo Hansford hair products. Above, one of the bathrooms in the Oriental Penthouse suite

Bringing the accommodation up-to-date, each room has been kitted out with ghd hair straighteners, Nespresso coffee makers, his and her Miller Harris bathroom amenities and Jo Hansford hair products.  

Moving downstairs, New York designer Adam D. Tihany, has overseen the redesign of the next-generation spa.

In keeping with the fresh new look, the extensive spa menu has been enhanced to include exclusive partnerships with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. 

Amenities include an amethyst crystal steam room, a vitality pool, a zen colour therapy relaxation area and a swimming pool that can record lap times.

Meanwhile, the fitness centre now includes treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and a rowing machine. 

After working up an appetite, guests might want to check out the wining and dining options with Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Bar Boulud, London, and the Mandarin Bar all featuring new additions to the menus. 

The hotel boasts many original features, with the grand lobby area remaining relatively unchanged

The hotel boasts many original features, with the grand lobby area remaining relatively unchanged 

New features include two expansive penthouse suites boasting exceptional views of leafy Hyde Park and the London skyline

New features include two expansive penthouse suites boasting exceptional views of leafy Hyde Park and the London skyline

The fitness centre now includes treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and a rowing machine

The fitness centre now includes treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and a rowing machine

The living room inside one of the Two-Bed Hyde Park Suites, complete with a balcony overlooking the greenery below

The living room inside one of the Two-Bed Hyde Park Suites, complete with a balcony overlooking the greenery below  

Commenting on the much-anticipated restoration project, the hotel’s general manager, Amanda Hyndman, said: ‘Mandarin Oriental is enormously proud of the heritage of this historic hotel. 

‘The scope and intricate detail of this momentous renovation is designed to ensure this iconic London establishment is recognised as one of the finest hotels in the world. 

‘We look forward to welcoming our guests with kind and intuitive service that is truly British but reflective of our Oriental heritage.’ 

The sprawling building in the heart of Knightsbridge was commissioned in the late 1880’s. However, construction was initially delayed due to fears that its height would cast a shadow over the Serpentine. 

It finally opened in 1889 as an exclusive block of apartments for affluent bachelors, before opening as a hotel, with its own private Royal Entrance, in 1902.  

Commenting on the much-anticipated restoration project, the hotel's general manager, Amanda Hyndman, said: 'Mandarin Oriental is enormously proud of the heritage of this historic hotel. The scope and intricate detail of this momentous renovation is designed to ensure this iconic London establishment is recognised as one of the finest hotels in the world.' Above, one of the penthouse suite bathrooms

Commenting on the much-anticipated restoration project, the hotel’s general manager, Amanda Hyndman, said: ‘Mandarin Oriental is enormously proud of the heritage of this historic hotel. The scope and intricate detail of this momentous renovation is designed to ensure this iconic London establishment is recognised as one of the finest hotels in the world.’ Above, one of the penthouse suite bathrooms 

The rooms feature a mix of contemporary furnishings which blend the old and the new. Above, the lounge in the Oriental Penthouse

The rooms feature a mix of contemporary furnishings which blend the old and the new. Above, the lounge in the Oriental Penthouse

A 'historical journey exhibition', which will be on permanent display in the hotel from Monday, will offer a glimpse into the hotel's fascinating past. Above, a superior suite bedroom

A ‘historical journey exhibition’, which will be on permanent display in the hotel from Monday, will offer a glimpse into the hotel’s fascinating past. Above, a superior suite bedroom 

Since then, many honoured guests have passed through the hotel, and for several years after the Second World War it was the headquarters of the SAS. 

Glamorous parties and dance classes by the venerable Madame Vacani – who taught HM Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret to dance – have been held in the ballroom. 

Sir Winston Churchill lived in the hotel for a while and was known to offer room service waiters two cigars in return for the delivery of an early breakfast. 

Author Evelyn Waugh was also a regular guest, and characterised some of his fellow guests after his many stays. 

Many of these momentous past events can be viewed in more detail in the newly created ‘historical journey exhibition’, which will be on permanent display in the hotel from Monday. 

In terms of compensation, it was recently revealed that the hotel received £50 million from insurers following last year’s blaze. 

The owners said the cost of repair work alone was £22 million and the remainder of the insurance payout was for loss of profit from the hotel being closed for six months. The total payout figure is expected to rise when the claim is concluded later this year.

Finishing touches in the swanky rooms include beautiful fresh flowers and coffee table books

Finishing touches in the swanky rooms include beautiful fresh flowers and coffee table books 

Many honoured guests have passed through the hotel, and for several years after the Second World War it was the headquarters of the SAS. Above, the lobby area

Many honoured guests have passed through the hotel, and for several years after the Second World War it was the headquarters of the SAS. Above, the lobby area 

Sir Winston Churchill lived in the hotel for a while and was known to offer room service waiters two cigars in return for the delivery of an early breakfast. Author Evelyn Waugh was also a regular guest, and characterised some of his fellow guests after his many stays. Above, doormen help see in a guest from their luxury car

Sir Winston Churchill lived in the hotel for a while and was known to offer room service waiters two cigars in return for the delivery of an early breakfast. Author Evelyn Waugh was also a regular guest, and characterised some of his fellow guests after his many stays. Above, doormen help see in a guest from their luxury car 

The 181-room property was forced to completely close mid-way through renovation following a huge fire last June

The 181-room property was forced to completely close mid-way through renovation following a huge fire last June


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