There’s a rule that at least two London hotels must be undergoing renovations at any one time. Probably. Two hotels about to take their turn are the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and The Landmark.
If you’re a fan of the current look at the Mandarin Oriental, their upcoming renovation could be great news for you. As part of the work for their new look, they’ll be auctioning off fixtures, fittings and furniture from the current interiors. If you want to grab a piece of the luxury hotel for your very own, you can attend the auction in person or online.
The hotel’s auction will have 2,500 lots featuring Georgian and Regency-style furniture, totalling an estimated £200,000-£250,000.
The first auction will be held October 24th-26th 2016 in the Cadogan Suite at the Millennium hotel and online at thesaleroom.com. A later auction will sell off 1,200 paintings, including lithographic prints and oil on canvas.
The Mandarin Oriental will begin its transformation this autumn, with French construction group Vinci at the helm. All rooms will be refurbished over 18 months, with two new penthouse suites, with views over Hyde Park being added. The property will remain open throughout the work.
The Landmark London also has renovations in the works, for its ballroom spaces, Spa and Health Club, and bedrooms.
The hotel will be taking a whole two years to transform 291 bedrooms, as well as the other spaces. The design studio Alex Kravetz is in charge, giving bedrooms a neutral colour palette with modern luxuries, including high-speed WiFi. The renovations began in August, with an update to the Ballroom and Grand Ballroom. The Landmark will also stay open during the renovations, with only a few bedrooms transformed at a time.
It will be a good while before we see the final results of these renovations. But we should be able to observe their progress.
Photo credits: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Landmark London.