The Beaumont Mayfair Reveals Its Art Deco Façade
February 4, 2014 at 9:19 AM
When we first took pictures last October of the unlikely conversion of a Mayfair parking garage into a new London hotel, Corbin and King’s The Beaumont was almost entirely obscured by scaffolding.
Not anymore, as we saw when we walked by a few days ago, with the listed 1920s Art Deco façade sparkling in the morning sun. It makes for a striking anchor to Brown Hart Gardens, which the hotel faces, and we can start to see some of the features we can expect once The Beaumont opens this fall.
What’s still covered on the left, like a present waiting to be unwrapped, is “Room” – the habitable sculpture by Antony Gormley, made from stainless steel and part of one of the suites in the hotel. The hotel's top floor also looks to have a smaller footprint, which suggests there will be space for balconies and / or terraces that should offer pretty great views over the roofs of Mayfair and the greenery of Grosvenor Square a block or so away.
While still a major work in progress, we can start to see how the building’s u-shape allows for the front entrance and driveway the initial rendering shows there will be. Once inside, you'll find 73 rooms and suites, all inspired by 1920s Manhattan.
It’s a little early to talk rates, but we’ll keep you posted as we find out more details on The Beaumont.
[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter, Rendering: Corbin and King]