Published on July 26th, 2016 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
The Beaumont, London, UK
The Beaumont is located on a quiet garden square, close to the luxury shops, galleries and museums of Mayfair. Grand in style yet intimate and welcoming, its design is inspired by the great Art Deco hotels of the 1920s. The building has been transformed by famed London restaurateurs Corbin & King into a towering art deco grand dame whose pièce de résistance is a unique sculpture-cum-room by Antony Gormley. Every room is elegant, with the Mayfair Suite affording particularly inspiring Mary Poppins chimney views, but it’s Antony Gormley’s stayable sculpture, ‘Room’, that steals the spotlight. From the outside, the stainless steel cubist figure of a man clutching his knees towers over the Beaumont’s entrance.
Inspired by the clubby, sophisticated Grill Rooms that first became popular in New York and London in the 1920s, the Colony Grill serves classic dishes from both sides of the Atlantic.Handsome, comfortable and flatteringly lit, with murals of classic American 1920s sporting venues by San Francisco artist John Mattos, the Colony exudes old-world glamour.