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Mandarin Oriental to reopen fully on 15 April

04 March 2019 by
Mandarin Oriental to reopen fully on 15 April

All rooms and suites at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London will reopen on 15 April, 10 months after a fire broke out at the hotel.

The reopening follows the most extensive restoration in the hotel's 117-year history, which has included the creation of two new penthouse suites.

Amanda Hyndman, general manager and area vice president of operations, 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,"

Designer, Joyce Wang, oversaw the redesign of the 181 guest rooms and suites, taking inspiration from the parkside location, as well as the glamour of the early 20th century's golden age of travel.

The hotel's restaurants, event spaces and spa - including Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Bar Boulud, the Rosebery and the Mandarin bar - reopened in December 2018.

The hotel had been forced to close in June 2018, just a week after it had unveiled a multimillion-pound renovation, after a fire broke out.

The blaze is believed to have started when the by-product of welding work landed on the felt lining of a planted wall, setting it alight.

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