The Beaumont is set to open on September 29—less than a week from today.
The hotel, which overlooks Brown Hart Gardens, is in an original Art Deco building designed by Wimperis & Simpson and built in 1926 as a garage.
The first hotel project from Chris Corbin and Jeremy King – the restaurateurs behind The Wolseley and The Delaunay – the 73-room Beaumont is located in the city’s Mayfair district, and will have a traditional American-style grill, residents’ lounge, a spa and a towering ‘inhabitable sculpture’ by artist Antony Gormley that protrudes from the building’s façade.
In addition to its 50 guestrooms, The Beaumont will also have 13 Studios, eight One-Bedroom Suites, a Presidential Suite and (of course) Room – a one bedroom suite that is also a monumental figural sculpture and an architectural extension to the hotel.
The Presidential Suite, which can be expanded to include up to five bedrooms, is designed to evoke the great transatlantic liners of the 1920s and 30s with brass details and antique furnishings.
And then there’s Room. Designed to be “a quiet, uninterrupted retreat” (so we hear), it is furnished only by a single white linen bed and can easily be taken to total darkness by closing the shutters on the one overhead window.
Throughout the hotel, each guestroom will have large walk-in showers, heated bathroom floors, and bath amenities from D.R. Harris –chemists to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and recipients of the Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen.
For private gatherings, The Lotos Room can accommodate up to 16 guests for boardroom-style meetings or 48 guests for a reception.