A simple glance at the entrance lobby revealed from the very beginning the intentional Art Deco inspiration behind the 2014 hotel - speaking as someone who feels at home in the 1930s Art Deco scenes set in Agatha Christie's Poirot, I was in heaven!
After arriving a little earlier than planned, warm drinks were enjoyed in The American Bar. The occasion served as the perfect opportunity to experience an area described by Tatler to be ''The most handsome, most civilised bar to have opened in London in the past year'' and that yet ''feels as though it's been here forever.'' Well, I'm unlikely to put it any better than one of Britain's most popular glossy magazines and so instead, I'll nod furiously in agreement! I would have loved to have photographed the area, however I can appreciate there's nothing quite like having someone's DSLR knock the drink out of your hands and so instead, I'll point you in the direction of the hotel's website.
All of the tasty treats shown above were found in the lavish Superior Room ready to be enjoyed - bar the handful of dice, unless you can explain why you're coughing up numbers. I can't imagine there's anything so special as arriving at a destination and being met by chocolate macarons topped with edible gold leaf, balanced on a silver tray. I'll no doubt sound like a broken record as I express my love for something chocolate-based, however these macarons really were the best I've ever tasted in my life. Really. The drawer of Beaumont-branded snacks was also an unexpected delight, particularly as my sweet tooth usually sees me creating my own - no DIY jobs needed here then!
The Wolseley and The Delaunay. The message included encouraging words with regard to wishes coming true - and along with it being inspiring, it was also entirely relevant as staying at The Beaumont was a total dream!
I think I speak for everyone when I deliver an enthusiastic 'wow' to the room's spacious bathroom, as shown above. Along with beautifully-scented toiletries and marble surfaces, the patterned mosaic tiles boasted underfloor heating. Mmm..
Psst! The Beaumont's vintage Daimler is available on a complementary basis for the use of hotel guests for drop-offs within Mayfair. Quick trip to Agent Provocateur?!
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Note: I was provided with a complimentary stay at The Beaumont hotel, however all opinions are my own.