Deluxe Room at the Mandeville Hotel — Photo courtesy of Julian AbramsAt the newly refurbished Mandeville Hotel in the heart of London's Marylebone quarter, classically inspired pieces nestle on high gloss shelves. Mirrored bed surrounds white faux leather headboards, and a lush palette of purple, pea green, fuschia pink and gold dance enchantingly through the bedrooms. Deluxe Room at the Mandeville Hotel — Photo courtesy of Julian AbramsTaking his inspiration from many different classical periods, Stephen Ryan has aimed for 'classic with a twist'. He's woven his inspiration from Ancient Greece, Rome, the Biedermeier period, and Louis XVI influenced Regency. That's a lot of different styles, but somehow, the hotel manages to look lush, plush, and totally inviting. This is not just classic historic London design, but a play of neon lights, Venetian masks, French damask, and glass doors, draw people in and provide entertainment for a fun experience. There is lots of fabric on the walls, often printed, to help create the feeling of luxury and high design. Flat screen interactive LCD televisions and WI-FI access in every room makes sure that every modern customer is satisfied too, and never without some form of communication to the outside world. Deluxe Room at the Mandeville Hotel — Photo courtesy of Julian Abrams The marble bathrooms come equiped with power showers and hands free radios, so you can get up to date fast with the morning news, or relax to a play or a concert in the bath at the end of the day. All bath accessories are from the luxury beauty firm, Penhaligons. Single rooms start at £160 per night and suites at £300. Terrace Suite, Mandeville Hotel — Photo courtesy of Julian Abrams If you'd like to book the Terrace Suite at £600 a night, then you'll have your very own wooden terrace overlooking the London skyline, to wine and dine your loved one or your business partners. When everyone has gone home, there's a powder pink, hollywood style bathroom to pamper yourself in too.
Exterior of The Mandeville — Photo courtesy of Julian AbramsIf you don't fancy inviting people up to your terrace, there are meeting rooms, and private dining in the Reform restaurant available, where you can easily accomodate up to 70 diners. The Mandeville hotel is located just off the great-for-shopping Marylebone High Street, and just around the corner from Selfridges and Bond Street. If consumer culture doesn't tickle your fancy, then you might like to pop into the Wallace collection next door to the hotel for a spot of high art before retiring to your terrace, suite, or plush room for a spot of R and R.