The Beaumont in London is to reopen on Friday August 20 with a refreshed new look after an 18-month closure.
The luxury hotel’s interiors have been refurbished by New York-based designer Thierry Despont and London-based architects Reardon Smith, and now the property boasts a new bar, lounge and al-fresco dining terrace following the project.
The Beaumont’s collection of 20th century art has also been restored and rehung, with new acquisitions adding to the offering.
The areas that have been refashioned or newly created as part of Thierry Despont’s refurbishment include: Le Magritte Bar, which has been relocated and redesigned as a 30-seater standalone bar.
The lounge is a former bar space in the hotel that has undergone a transformation to become a relaxed all-day dining area.
The terrace is a new addition to the hotel’s F&B offering, offering al-fresco drinking and dining for the first time at The Beaumont.
The Colony Grill has retained its ‘clubby Twenties New York’ atmosphere, but now has new murals and artworks, while its banquettes have been reupholstered in deep red Italian leather.
As part of the refurbishment, Thierry Despont has created a new suite on the first floor overlooking Brown Hart Gardens, named The Mayfair Suite.
The lobby will retain its intimate feel, but Thierry Despont’s redesign softens the floor-to-ceiling windows with gold-on-ivory Pierre Frey curtains, while the mahogany-shell sofas have been reupholstered in ‘Ellington’, a velour fabric, accompanied by matching armchairs in honey-coloured chenille and lounge chairs covered in antique leather.
The spa has benefitted from the enlargement of the gym and the addition of an extra treatment room.
Earlier this year The Beaumont appointed Duncan Palmer as its new managing director and brought in Sir Nicholas Soames to take up the position of chairman.
Palmer replaced general manager Jannes Soerensen, who departed after more than five years in the role.
Originally opened in 2014, The Beaumont comprises 50 bedrooms and 22 suites and studios.