The five-star Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is currently undergoing a huge restoration project and to make room for the new fit, they’ve decided to auction off most of their interiors. The hotel sold fixtures and fittings including armchairs, chandeliers, and cabinets as it prepares for a £85 million renovation.
The unique Regency and Georgian furnishings were auctioned in the past days, from 24th to the 26th October. The auction was held at the number 66 of Knightsbridge, in London.
The items were expected to reach a total of £200,000 to £250,000. The final amount is still unknown, but we believe that a landmark like Mandarin Oriental surely received plenty bids.
The transformation is being led by interior designer Joyce Wang and will see the refurbishment of all the bedrooms and suites, as well as a redesign of the entrance, lobby and reception areas. The facade of the 19th-century building and the two restaurants, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Bar Boulud, will also be renovated. The
The renovation will take 18 months but the hotel will continue open. We can’t wait to see the new “face” of Mandarin Oriental! Until there we can look at some of the images of the ‘old’ decoration and try to imagine the “before and after”.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Photos: Mandarin Hotel
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