When you are fashionable, so should be your address. And one of the best places you can be to prove so, is at the One Hyde Park, Mandarin Oriental in London, where the latest star to check in, is the none other than Riahanna. The singer-performer-actress is more in the limelight for her antiques off-screen, and the style statement she makes along the way and putting up at one of the worlds most fashionable address certainly seems to be way. Unlike the negative publicity, her stay at the prestigious address is for the more positive reasons; the regality of the amenities she has surrounded herself with. The 2,411 sq ft Royal suite, which matches its name every bit of the way hopefully has got our attention too, and Ms. Rihanna takes a back seat this time around.
Knightsbridge is perhaps as British in essence as one can think of, especially when it comes to looks and appearance, but the Mandarin Oriental lends a very Asian flavor to the area. Though very Victorian in its core essence, the royal suite uses contemporary styling of the Orient to create the difference. The raised ceilings with streamlined furnishing, European artwork like the Issis sculpture, double tier crystal rock chandelier, Maya Romanoff aborigine colored wallpaper are all a glimpse of the testimony of the fact that RPW Design has indeed put in a lot of their expertise into this property, and more specifically this room’s setup.
The royal suite amongst others, sports a wrap-around design balcony, which shows a very neat skyline of the British capital city. Other than that, one would find luxury in the Bang and Olufsen entertainment and audio system, personal steam room adjacent to the pre-heated swimming pool, master bedroom with walk-in closets with separate areas for the male and female guests. This bedroom would also put on display much of the oriental art on its walls, which has been a part of the collection for this suite specifically. The fabrication of the furniture including the regal soft texture of the beds and chairs are a lure. Just enjoying one’s breakfast amongst such luxury is a therapeutic experience in itself.
When the room’s amenities don’t please you anymore, there are some indulgences offered by the hotel too. The hotel’s spa is a space dedicated to heavenly therapeutic rejuvenation treatments meted out by the very best specialists one can think of. The signature amethyst crystal steam room might also help in.
In the evenings when a drink in a chic set up is what one is looking for, the Manderin bar is the place to be. Trendy and sophistication go hand in hand, to create a space for an ideal evening alone, or even a few colleagues to let the hair down. Bet Rihanna would be a much awaited guest here for the sheer craziness she now brings along. Not sure she bothered to see too much of the English historical sites, that this zone of London is known to boast of.
The Mandarin Oriental hotel group is also famous worldwide for its luxury hotels and resorts, and the Mandarin Oriental in Washington D.C.even boasts of offering world's most expensive hotel suite. The Presidential Suite at the five-star property costs $15,000 per night.