Classic sensibility with a contemporary gloss
What it is
As British as the Union Jack: top-hatted doormen, afternoon tea, endless ornate trimmings.
What it isn't
Stuck in time. It might look traditional but the hotel is stylishly up to date.
What we think
Opened in 1897, the Connaught is a bastion of old-fashioned class and character that attracts a distinctly well-heeled crowd. Highly personalized 24-hour butler service (there’s one for every guestroom) ensures that no need goes unmet. Sensitive to the hotel’s historic character, Guy Oliver’s 2007 redesign revamped the space: Unnecessary clutter was cleared away, amenities modernized, and the in-room design aligned more towards sleek than heritage. Throughout the 121 rooms and suites, you’ll find bouquets in full bloom, washed-silk wallcoverings, mahogany desks and beds, and muted, sophisticated colors. The Connaught is also home to Europe’s first Aman Spa, which offers immersive treatments, and French chef Hélène Darroze’s eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant. Two popular bars, the Connaught and Coburg, ensure that the hotel remains a center of Mayfair buzz.
You're here because
You're a hip traditionalist, enjoying both the historic ambience and the sense of being very much in the center of it all.
As you settle in at your table at the Connaught Bar, tucked away in the back of the hotel, the waiter comes by with a trolley and proceeds to mix you the perfect martini (stirred, not shaken).
Restaurants & Bars
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught - French Michelin star restaurant
Espelette - Brasserie-style dining in a relaxed atmosphere
The Coburg Bar - Quiet, intimate, relaxed and inviting. Enjoy fine wines, champagne, and an inspired cocktail menu.
Connaught Bar - Ultra-stylish décor and mouth-watering cocktails.
The Champagne Room - Enjoy a selection of eight prestige champagnes, fine wines and rare spirits, exclusive to the Connaught.
The theatre, the sights, the shops!
A quiet corner of Mayfair, one block south of Grosvenor Square Garden.