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Mandarin Oriental to open boutique hotel in London

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Mandarin Oriental to open boutique hotel in London

A Mandarin Oriental boutique hotel and branded apartments are planned to open in London in 2021.

The Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, London, on Hanover Square, will be managed by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. It will become a sister property to the five-red-AA-star, 189-bedroom Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, which is currently nearing the completion of an £85m renovation.

Designed by architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the new property is being developed by Clivedale London, the UK arm of the Indian-based finance and real estate company Indiabulls Group. It will feature a fine-dining restaurant, lobby lounge, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and private roof terrace with a second bar overlooking Mayfair.

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, which will be located on the upper floors of the building, will be serviced by the hotel.

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The overall development, situated between Bond Street and Regent Street and close to the new Bond Street Crossrail station, which is due to open next year, will be known as Hanover Bond.

James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental, said the company is “delighted” to open a second hotel in London. “Operating two complementary hotels in a single destination is something that the group has already done successfully in Hong Kong,” he said.

Tarun Tyagi, chief executive of Clivedale London, described the company’s relationship with Mandarin Oriental as “the perfect partnership”. He added: “Together we are setting a new precedent for architecture, design and lifestyle in a world-class location, and we look forward to bringing the best of both worlds to our discerning clientele.”

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, currently operates 31 hotels and eight residences in 21 countries. It has operated its original London hotel since 1996, when it acquired what was then known as the Hyde Park hotel from Forte. It later closed the hotel to undergo a £57m restoration, reopening in 2000.

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