Flemings Mayfair Hotel is set in one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods on a peaceful residential street, minutes from Green Park, Piccadilly Circus and New Bond Street. Converted from 13 Georgian townhouses dating back from 1731, it opened in 1851 making it one of London’s oldest established hotels. Fleming’s Mayfair has been owned by the same family for over 40 years.
From the moment I walked in, I was in interior design heaven. Fleming’s Mayfair has just been refurbished and therefore trending the latest in British interior design for 2017.
The beautifully decorated reception area with its flowers set the tone of what was to come at the Flemings Mayfair Hotel.
The Drawing Room
The newly designed Drawing Room echoed elegance and style in homage to the hotel’s 18th-century origins. I loved the 3-metre high ceiling and the sash windows, as well as the original marble fireplace providing the focal point of the room. The attention to detail within this room even the matching flowers was truly a stunning experience. This contemporary design is mixed with the classic and showcases bespoke cabinetry by specialist artisans with Macassar Ebony wood tables edged in antique brass, velvet teal sofas and chairs coffered ceilings.
Afternoon Tea Is trending For 2017
I am noticing that throughout 2017 afternoon tea is back in a lot of hotels, it is the new luxury trend. So for those looking for a refined Indian – inspired tea room then the Flemings Mayfair is the place to go to. Working in partnership with the East India Tea Company, guests may choose from a selection of thirteen different traditional and exotic teas including a signature Flemings blend.
Executive King Suite
At Flemings Mayfair Hotel, the 129 suites and apartments are individually unique for every guest. I checked this out for myself after being shown a few other rooms within the hotel and I can confirm no two rooms are the same. It means I can have a 129-day different experience at the Flemings Mayfair. I only stayed one night and this was in the Executive King Suite, which at 30m2 in size was very spacious. The room looked just stunning from the moment I opened the door. This elegantly proportioned bedroom was decorated with more than a nod to the glamorous nineteen-thirties, with shades of bronze and soft greys with highlights of teal, indigo and mustard. I just adored the velvet material being used throughout the suite.
The bespoke furniture has been designed in silver-stained fiddle-back Sycamore, finished in gloss piano lacquer accented with shagreen, brass and buffalo horn. Contrasting textures of banana leaf wall linings, bespoke wool carpets, jewel silk curtains and grey gesso serpentine mirrors add to the understated elegance of the room. I am a big fan of fresh flowers in a room, the white roses were just what I needed, for my relaxing luxury stay.
On this occasion, I was only shown one of the apartments. In my observation, there was generous living/ dining rooms, sumptuous bathrooms and fully appointed kitchens with Miele or Siemens appliances. All in all, I love the understated, contemporary style with quirky touches that reflected a distinctly British flair. I loved The Townhouse Jubilee Suite and that burgundy bath, it was just stunning.
Flemings Hotel Art Collection
The moment I walked in the Flemings Mayfair I noticed a lot of art. This hotel has had a long history of collaborating with local galleries to showcase and promote unique British art and photography. What I was going to witness next was one of the coolest and creative art ideas for me to date.
In a new curatorial collaboration, the owners have developed a strong partnership with professional celebrity photographer DR. Andy Gotts MBE MA, who is most noted for his considered black and white portraits of the world’s most famous actors, singers and fashion luminaries.
They have commissioned his extraordinary portraiture, with each celebrity having been to Flemings between 2014 to 2015, and that now features in the hotel’s newly designed luxury bedrooms, suites and apartments. These leading lights include Kate Moss, Nicole Scherzinger, Naomi Campbell, Rita Ora, Hugh Grant, Gary Barlow, Kate Winslet and many more.
Ormer Mayfair Restaurant
The restaurant at the Flemings Mayfair had a refurbishment last year. The Ormer Mayfair is a stunning restaurant area to experience Michelin starred Shaun Rankin as Executive Chef. He is here to oversee this new venture, alongside his current Jersey restaurant. His love for the island local food is reflected in the new Flemings Mayfair menu, by offering seasonal Jersey produce. The staff and the setting were just wonderful.
The food, wines and service were of a very high standard as you can expect from a Michelin starred chef at the helm. This makes the Ormer Mayfair a great place to host business guests, which on this occasion I did.
The Bar is a stunning area and in my case, I hosted some meetings during the day and had some fabulous cocktails.
For breakfast, there was a wealth of healthy options here with my favourite being the fresh juices. Once again fine dining has never been so opulent as it is here at the Flemings Mayfair Hotel and the same can be said for breakfast.
Staying at Flemings Mayfair is just a pure delight when it comes to a hotel experience. The staff, decor and ambience is a memorable one for me. The latest refurbishment makes this hotel the most opulent one in the Mayfair district. The Flemings Mayfair is still small enough to stay personal, it is like a grand boutique hotel.
Of course, being the editor of MenStyleFashion I took a liking into the staff outfits. I liked how pink was trending for the men regarding their ties. The velvet vests worn by the barman was very modern and pleasing to the eye. For those that want to get some business style ideas, this is the place for you. Till we meet again.
- Room reviewed: Executive King Suite
- Website: www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk
- Address: 7-12 Half Moon St, Mayfair, London W1J 7BH, UK
- Phone: +44 (0)20 7499 0000
This review was made possible with the help of Visit London – the official London travel guide.