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hen Jordana and I were planning our trip to London, we knew that
it was a fantastic city: as you’ll read elsewhere in this section, we
had scheduled in trips to the world-renowned department store
Selfridges, the lovely Italian restaurant Babbo and Heston Blumenthal’s state
of the art British cuisine at Dinner. But absolutely crucial to any trip is the
hotel. Sometimes a hotel can just be somewhere you come at the end of each
day, but we didn’t want that. We wanted a really great hotel, one that would be
an integral part of an extravagant trip. So where did we choose?
We’d stayed at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park before and we knew
it was absolutely amazing. Mandarin Oriental is best defined as a family of
individual hotels and resorts, each with their own distinct personality yet
inherently linked to their exotic oriental roots. The luxury brand strives to
delight guests by providing service that is gracious and sincere and steeped in
the values of the orient. And on our last stay we recalled that the Mandarin
Oriental Hyde Park had been both sumptuous and welcoming.
Luxurious English elegance
With amazing views over the royal park and the chic shops of Knightsbridge,
the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is located at one of the most fashionable
addresses in London. We remembered how the hotel had combined classic
style with a contemporary twist to make it one of the capital’s most
distinguished hotels, synonymous with luxurious English elegance. And when
we arrived at this exceptional hotel once more, we were struck once again by
its sheer opulence. We knew we could expect this, but we were still looking
for something more - something really memorable.
The Royal Option.
First we were shown around the hotel’s Presidential Suite: with its own
kitchen and dining room, opulent furnishings, luxury drapes and tall French
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The timeless English elegance of the Royal Suite at the
MandarinOriental Hyde Park has been renovated in a fresh
contemporary style to create a trulymemorable experience.