What it is
A boutique throwback to prewar London
What it isn't
A massive grande dame, nor a trendy cosmopolitan affair.
What we think
The Beaumont is an elegant tribute to the prewar grandeur of London as envisioned by the renowned restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King. The hotel. which opened in 2014, takes cues from the checkered floors and polished wood panels of Art Deco palaces, but remains intimate, with only 73 rooms and suites. These are beautifully lit and comfortable with polished rosewood beds and custom seating; vintage works of art and bronzed mirrors provide decoration. On the ground floor, the American Bar is a handsome den trimmed with dark chocolate and blood-red details, and the restaurant, the Colony, serves a casual menu full beneath murals by American artist John Mattos. Down in the basement is a chrome, marble and white-tiled spa. The most unusual aspect is ROOM, a dramatic suite designed by sculptor Antony Gormley that's attached to the south-facing facade and includes a bedroom as dark as a tomb.
You're here because
You love Art Deco elegance and high design, but on an intimate scale.
Surrounded by black and white photos of ladies and gents bedecked in 1920s finery, you take a long sip of your Aviation, and peruse the cocktail list to see what forgotten classics to try next.
A quiet, landscaped Mayfair square, a few blocks north of Bond Streets. Heathrow is just over 45 minutes away by car.
The Colony Grill Room - Inspired by the clubby, sophisticated Grill Rooms popularized in the 1920s
The American Bar - Serves casual snacks and classic drinks