The Beaumont Hotel at Balderton Street in London’s Mayfair has held a topping out ceremony.
The Beaumont’s topping out comes after the recent completion of public works on North Audley Street, Duke Street and the opening of the redeveloped Brown Hart Gardens, which the hotel overlooks. The construction of the Hotel was started in 2011 and completion is scheduled for summer 2014.
Conceptualised as a joint venture between hotel developer, Grosvenor, and operator, Corbin & King Hotels, the hotel is designed to offer first class services in North Mayfair, a central area of London. It comprises 73 bedrooms and suites as well as public areas, including a restaurant and lobby bar, residents’ lounge, meeting room and spa.
Ian Morrison, development director for Grosvenor’s London estate said: ‘The topping out of the Beaumont Hotel is an important milestone for us and illustrates Grosvenor’s ability to deliver exceptional schemes that reflect the history of the area and are architecturally interesting.
‘The Beaumont is a key part of the place making strategy for North Mayfair and I am delighted to be marking this key milestone today and look forward to the hotel opening next year.’
The Beaumont is the first five-star hotel to open on Grosvenor’s Mayfair estate in the last decade, and the first time that restaurateurs, Corbin & King, have entered the luxury hotel market. Grosvenor’s on-going investment in North Mayfair reflects the wider vision for the area, to create an exciting destination for people to live in, work in and visit.
The North Mayfair hotel has been designed by Reardon Smith Architects, whose previous work includes the Four Seasons on Park Lane, The Savoy and Claridge’s. Grosvenor and Corbin & King have been working with contractor, Chorus, on the redevelopment of the landmark 1920’s neo classical, grade II listed building.
The hotel will feature the first inhabitable work of art by leading British artist, Antony Gormley, a sculpture that doubles as a unique guestroom for the hotel, and which will be unveiled in early 2014.