The Connaught

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One of London’s most prestigious hotels, the Connaught, in the heart of fashionable Mayfair, has recently benefited from a delicate restoration.

Modern art and up-to-date technology mixed with faithfully restored period features, offer visitors ultimate comfort in a designer hotel in central London.

Michelin-starred food from one of France’s most celebrated chefs, Hélène Darroze, awaits the Connaught’s guests in our exclusive restaurant. And with Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs flagship stores close by, the Connaught is the ideal base for a luxury shopping trip.In the same way, art-lovers and food connoisseurs will appreciate the contemporary galleries and fine-dining restaurants found in Mayfair Village, just moments from the hotel.

The Connaught is an ultra-stylish residence with a remarkable history in a prime location and its welcoming, dedicated staff will ensure your stay here is one to remember forever.

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Facilities

Spa

The Aman Spa is a place to focus on your holistic wellbeing. We draw inspiration from ancient cultures and traditions to create a revitalising haven in London.

Our treatments and London spa packages include massages, body treatments and healing therapies drawing on traditions from China, Thailand, India and the Americas.

The perfect setting:
•candlelit treatment rooms, each with private dressing area and steam room
•double treatment room for couples or friends
•beauty therapies also available

Health and Fitness

Enhance your cardiovascular fitness and core strength with a full range of gym equipment and personal training at our fitness centre.

Water tumbles gently down the dark granite walls of the pool, and is constantly refreshed by the natural ionising system. In the steam room, breathe in the scent of essential oils such as eucalyptus, chosen by the season to enhance your well-being.

Our luxurious indoor heated swimming pool and steam room are reserved exclusively for hotel guests. The steam room is for men and women, so please wear a swimsuit, robe or towel during your visit.

Business Center

The business center has the following services; Mobile Phone Rental Service, Secretarial services, Photocopying services, Laptop/printers available upon request.

Meetings and Events

The Elegant Regency Carlos Room is one of the most beautiful private rooms in London. Three rooms contained in one, it is suitable for meetings, receptions and business suite as well as private dining. Spacious and elegant, it has an adjoining conservatory that is perfect for cocktails. The combination of three rooms provides guests with a series of possible options. It benefits from natural daylight and is air-conditioned. The well-proportioned Georgian Room is the smaller of the hotel’s two private rooms and is ideal for executive meetings. Elegant and understated, it benefits from natural daylight and high ceilings.

Weddings

Our range of stylish and beautiful function rooms can accommodate for anything up to 200 wedding guests which means we can provide everything from small, intimate ceremonies to grand, glamorous weddings.

The Connaught not only thrives because of its magical, central London location, it also benefits from the close proximity of Farm Street Church, Mayfair which is within minutes of the hotel entrance.

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The Ballroom
Our classically designed Ballroom is open to all types of larger social events and can seat up to 70 guests or 200 guests for a cocktail reception. The room compliments elaborate and large wedding receptions and civil ceremonies, combining the Connaught’s high-class style with a grand function space.

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The Maple Room
With it’s beautiful mirrored ceiling and warm, inviting decor, The Maple Room is the perfect venue space to enjoy a sit-down meal with up to 60 guests or cocktail wedding reception for up to 100.

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The Regency Room
A sumptuous and versatile space that works incredibly well for smaller, more intimate wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. It can seat up to 30 and comfortably provide cocktails for up to 40 guests. All function rooms can be customised to suit your tastes and needs.

Child Programs

The Connaught features the following family-friendly services: A specially created children’s menu available from Room Service; Baby-sitting; Family Sky TV; A selection of childrens’ books and board games; Gift pack on arrival; A Gameboy Advance and choice of games; Family DVD’s and CDs; Childrens’ magazine with morning newspaper; Luxury picnics created for family days out.

Accommodation

Classic and contemporary details blend effortlessly across all our suites and rooms, providing 21st century luxury in grand and sumptuous surroundings.

Our rooms and suites have been recently refurbished by leading designer Guy Oliver, who has paid close attention to the formality, symmetry and simplicity of the Adam-style interiors.

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Authentic colours
Walls have been painted in a range of period colours including peppermint green with silver leaf and Edwardian slate, while bold white bathrooms, in Grecian Thassos marble, reflect cleanliness and purity.

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Bespoke furnishings
Bespoke and inherited furniture has been chosen to mirror the individual character of each room or luxury suite and damask silk curtains have been chosen to frame the large wide windows in many of the rooms.

In the bathrooms, solid nickel taps and built-in vanity units are gentle references to the Deco period while flat screen TVs above the enamelled cast iron baths are pure indulgence.

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Art
Original artwork has been chosen for each Connaught suite and room based on its unique style – resulting in an impressive and eclectic collection.

Suites

Lavish 5 star comfort in a designer London hotel awaits those who book a stay in one of our luxury suites.

All the Connaught hotel suites have been beautifully and uniquely restored, bringing them up-to-date with state-of-the-art technology while preserving their unique character.

Guests can look forward to:

•bespoke, hand-painted, spacious mahogany cupboards
•beds dressed in luxury Pratesi Italian linen
•writing desks inlaid with special hide
•remote-controlled lighting
•Bose SoundDock system
•Cordless telephones with reception throughout the hotel
•tastefully stocked cocktail bar, in a carefully restored Chinese chest
•original artwork that forms part of the eclectic private collection displayed throughout the hotel
•bathrooms in pure white Thassos marble
•an endless supply of Bamford Natural and Organic pampering products
•damask curtains thickly interlined for undisturbed slumber

Superior Junior suites

Our Superior Junior suites offer all the comfort and style of a Connaught room, and are spacious enough to provide a real sense of separation between the sleeping and seating areas.

These large airy rooms have a more contemporary feel, with cutting edge modern art, full height windows, walnut parquet flooring and marble lined spa bathrooms with TOTO toilets.

Some suites connect with additional rooms. Please ask about availability when you make your reservation.

Your suite at a glance:

Open-plan suite
elegant seating area
separate entrance lobby
en-suite bathroom with TOTO toilets
plasma screen TV and combination CD DVD player
original artwork
approx 40 square metres/430 square feet

As a guest in a Superior Junior Suite, you’ll enjoy exclusive suite amenities throughout your stay.

Deluxe Junior Suite

Slightly larger than our Superior Junior Suites, a Deluxe Junior Suite is an excellent choice for a longer stay.

These extremely spacious rooms boast a comfortable seating area for relaxation, a luxurious marble en-suite bathroom and contemporary yet classic design. Many have large bay windows or window seats, whereas suites overlooking Adams Row have a more contemporary feel, with cutting edge modern art, full height windows, walnut parquet flooring and marble lined spa bathrooms with free-standing baths and spacious showers.

Some our Junior suites connect with additional rooms. Please ask about availability when you make your reservation.

Your suite at a glance:

open-plan suite
elegant seating area
separate entrance lobby
en-suite bathroom, some with TOTO toilets
plasma screen TV and combination CD DVD player
original artwork
approx. 45 square metres/485 square feet

As a guest in a Deluxe Junior Suite, you’ll enjoy exclusive suite amenities throughout your stay.

The Prince’s Lodge

Airy, peaceful and uniquely crafted, the Prince’s Lodge, named after Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, is a restful space infused with the design of the Middle East.

Guests in this 5-star suite will come home to a long-ago traveller’s collection of treasures – hand-carved furniture from Kabul, maps and photographs dating back to 1870, sculpture, stained glass, art and more.

The furniture in the suite was produced by artisans who train with the Turquoise Mountain Foundation. Established by the Prince of Wales in 2006, the foundation works to support and restore the historic districts of Kabul which have endured more than thirty years of war.

The Prince’s Lodge at a glance:

1-bedroom suite with four-poster bed and seating area
en-suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower and steam room
dressing lobby with hand-carved walnut wardrobes
vaulted window seats
French windows overlooking a peaceful Mayfair mews
32” plasma screen TV and combination CD DVD player
original artwork and 19th century photography
approx. 54 square metres/581 square feet

A cushioned window seat and deep armchair and sofa invite guests to relax and leaf through one of the many books on art, design and exploration.

The marble bathroom is equipped with a double bath, separate WC and bidet and double vanity unit, as well as a separate white marble walk in shower and steam room.

As a guest in the Prince’s Lodge, you’ll enjoy you’ll enjoy exclusive suite amenities including champagne.

The Eagle’s Lodge

Tucked high up on the sixth floor of the Connaught, this nautically inspired suite is made for relaxation or concentration in peaceful seclusion.

The Eagle’s Lodge is designed to resemble the cabin of a luxury 1930s yacht. The fan of rooms is set on a slight curve, offering 270° views over the London skyline.

With its crisp bed linen in white and Navy blue, porthole details and oil paintings of sailing ships, the Eagle’s Lodge transports you effortlessly away from the London bustle.

The Eagle’s Lodge at a glance:

1-bedroom suite
separate sitting room with stunning views
small built-in pantry and bar
dressing study with desk/dressing table and fitted wardrobes
bathroom in honey onyx with walk-in shower and free-standing bath for two
32″ plasma screen TV in sitting-room and bedroom
approx. 46 square metres /495 square feet

The furniture in the Eagle’s Lodge is bespoke, ingeniously crafted and beautiful, with self-closing drawers and a neatly retractable mirror that turns the desk into a dressing table.

The suite overlooks a private wrap-around terrace (28 square metres/300 square feet).

As a guest in the Eagle’s Lodge, you’ll enjoy you’ll enjoy exclusive suite amenities including champagne.

Carlos Suites

Our Carlos Suites offer traditional surroundings combined with the modern conveniences of 21st century technology.

Most Carlos Suites can be opened up to form 2-bedroom suites. The first-floor suite also connects to a private dining room – please ask about availability when making your reservation.

1-bedroom suite (additional rooms can be connected)
spacious separate sitting-room
en-suite bathroom with LCD television
own entrance hall, some with panelling
plasma screen TV and combination CD DVD player
original artwork
antique furniture
parquet flooring
approx. 56 square meters/603 square feet

As a guest in a Carlos Suite, you’ll enjoy exclusive suite amenities including champagne.

Suites overlooking Adams Row have a noticeably more contemporary feel, with cerused walnut finishes, walnut parquet flooring, innovative use of mirrors, soft lighting, bespoke furniture, marble lined spa bathrooms, free-standing baths, spacious showers and TOTO toilets.

Grosvenor Suites

With a sitting-room, bedroom and desk area, our spacious Grosvenor Suites allow you to separate business from leisure while making the most of the modern amenities in classic surroundings.

Many of the Grosvenor Suites can be booked as 2 or 3 bedroom suites – please ask about availability when making your reservation.

Your suite at a glance:

1-bedroom suite (additional rooms can be connected)
elegant separate sitting-room
en-suite bathroom with LCD TV
entrance hallway
plasma screen TV and combination CD DVD player
original artwork
separate desk area
antique furniture
approx. 63 square metres/678 square feet

As a guest staying in a Grosvenor Suite, you’ll enjoy exclusive suite amenities including champagne.

Connaught Suites

The roomy feel of the Connaught Suites is enhanced by large, leaded, Mayfair-style windows, in a separate sitting-room with impressive proportions.

Each suite comes with unique artwork and can be connected to make a suite with up to 3 bedrooms (ask about availability when making your booking).

Your suite at a glance:

1-bedroom suite (additional rooms can be connected)
generous separate sitting-room
en-suite bathroom with LCD television
impressive entrance hallway with parquet flooring
32″ plasma screen TV and combination CD DVD player
original artwork
approx. 72 square metres/775 square feet

As a guest in a Connaught Suite, you’ll enjoy exclusive suite amenities including champagne

Sutherland Suites

Our palatial Sutherland Suites are among the most impressive suites in the Connaught 5-star hotel. Each boasts a 30ft drawing room, decorated with astounding original artwork and elegantly elaborate antique furniture. We offer the option to connect to an adjoining room to create a luxurious and spacious 2 bedroom suite.

There are 2 Sutherland suites:

The Piano Sutherland Suite: perfect for musicians and composers, this soundproofed suite contains a concert-quality 1909 Steinway grand piano.

The Dining Sutherland Suite: for families or those who wish to entertain privately, this suite offers an oval dining table that seats 8 in the drawing room.

Your suite at a glance:

1 or 2 bedroom suite
30ft drawing room with Steinway grand piano OR oval dining table seating 8
en-suite bathroom in fleur de peche marble
42” plasma screen TV in the drawing room
32″ plasma screen TV in the bedroom
combination CD DVD players
original artwork
approx. 89 square metres/958 square feet

The en-suite bathroom is delicate, warmly coloured fleur de peche marble, with a 17” LCD television, walk-in shower and separate enclosure for WC and bidet.

As a guest in a Sutherland Suite, you’ll enjoy exclusive suite amenities including a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle.

The Terrace Suite

The brand-new suite at the Connaught overlooks the largest terrace in Mayfair, stunningly landscaped by six time Chelsea gold medallist Tom Stuart-Smith.

The suite has its own private elevator access which opens onto a sky-lit black and white marble entrance hall. Double doors lead to a spacious living area with a specially commissioned travertine fireplace, hardwood floor, built in library, working area and wet bar. Thus it makes the perfect choice for longer or extended stays.

The Terrace Suite at a glance

master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
spacious sitting-room with travertine fireplace
89 square metres landscaped terrace
authentic artwork by contemporary British painters
Approx. 140 square metres / 1,507 square feet
The en-suite bathroom is delicate, warmly coloured fleur de peche marble, with a 17” LCD television, walk-in shower and TOTO toilet.

Guests enjoy an array of technological features including:

large plasma screen TVs
combination CD and Blu-ray DVD players
MP3 ports with integrated sound system
games consoles (provided on request)

As a guest in our Terrace Suite, you’ll enjoy 24 hour butler service and exclusive suite amenities.

The Library Suite

The Library Suite is one of the treasures of the Connaught. Accessed from the historic part of the building, it comprises a master bedroom and second bedroom, each with an en suite bathroom, a guest cloakroom and library style sitting-room.

The Library Suite at a glance:

master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom
large reception hall
library style sitting-room with natural daylight
contemporary and historic reading books
secret bureau and bar compartments
ample dining table
state of the art entertainment console

As a guest in the Library Suite, you’ll enjoy 24 hour butler service and exclusive suite amenities.

The Apartment

Step through the front door of our London penthouse suite and arrive in the height of Mayfair luxury.

In his iconic Apartment, designer David Collins creates a London living space for a discerning clientele: well-travelled, with eclectic tastes in art, culture and literature.

The Apartment at a glance:

master bedroom with four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom
king-sized second bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom
spacious dressing room with dressing table
main sitting-room with double-height ceiling and feature fireplace
2 teak decked terraces with sweeping views over Carlos Place
dining room seating 10, opening onto balcony
entry corridor lined with art history books and 20th century literature
butler’s pantry for 24-hour butler service
guest cloakroom
(Approx 285 square metres/3,068 square feet)

The Apartment at the Connaught is on the sixth floor, overlooking Carlos Place, with sweeping views across Mayfair.

Guests enjoy an array of technological features including:

plasma screen TVs with satellite TV system
combination CD and Blu-ray DVD players
MP3 ports with integrated sound system
Games console
3 levels of lighting

The marble bathrooms have separate walk-in showers, 17” LCD televisions and two lighting levels.

As a guest in the Apartment, you’ll enjoy 24 hour butler service and exclusive Apartment amenities.

Rooms

Elegant and tranquil, every room at the Connaught 5 star hotel blends classic Mayfair design with 21st century technology and comfort.

All our rooms are uniquely crafted by renowned designer Guy Oliver, decorated in champagne and cream or eau de nil and duck-egg blue.

You’ll find luxurious style details including:

bed dressed in luxury Italian linen with cashmere blankets
damask curtains thickly interlined for undisturbed sleep
fitted mahogany wardrobes with mini-bar, computerised safe, and self-closing drawers
en-suite bathroom in white Thassos marble
Bamford Natural and Organic products
No two rooms at the Connaught are the same – each has its own unique features, artwork and views over Mayfair, London’s most desirable neighbourhood.

From single Superior Queen Rooms to spacious Deluxe King Rooms, you’ll find your Connaught room gives you a sense of coming home to a peaceful space of your own.

Superior Queen Room

Supremely comfortable and quiet, a Superior Queen Room is the ideal choice for guests on short business stays at our hotel in Mayfair. Equipped with every luxury, these single rooms ensure the perfect night of peace and quiet.

Waking refreshed, you can draw back the thickly lined curtains and let the daylight flood into your charming London retreat.

Your room at a glance:

single room with en-suite bathroom
supremely comfortable queen-sized bed
discreet business desk
26″ plasma screen TV and combination CD DVD player
classic wardrobe with solid oak interior and built-in dressing table
original artwork
approx. 20 square metres/215 square feet
All bathrooms are white Thassos marble with 17″ LCD televisions, nickel-framed vanity units and nickel-plated taps. Some have separate walk-in showers.

Superior King Room

Just right for a couple or two friends enjoying a London luxury hotel, your Superior King Room is a city getaway awash with style.

Bright and airy, these spacious rooms overlook Mount Street, Carlos Place or Adams Row.

Your room at a glance:

generous double room with en-suite bathroom
supremely comfortable king-sized bed (twin beds available)
discreet business desk
32″ plasma screen TV and combination CD DVD player
classic wardrobe with solid oak interior, leather-lined drawers and built-in dressing table
original artwork
approx. 29 square metres/312 square feet

All bathrooms are white Thassos marble with 17″ LCD televisions, nickel-framed vanity units and nickel-plated taps.

Suites overlooking Adams Row have a noticeably more contemporary feel, with cerused walnut finishes, walnut parquet flooring, innovative use of mirrors, soft lighting, bespoke furniture, marble lined spa bathrooms, free-standing baths, spacious showers and TOTO toilets.

Deluxe King Room

A tranquil, inviting space, your Deluxe King Room gives you the chance to relax to the fullest. Whether you’re spreading out with your work or inviting your children in to play, you’ll feel entirely comfortable in our largest type of room.

Each Deluxe King Room is unique. Some have large Mayfair-style bay windows, others window seats from which to enjoy the stunning London views over Mount Street or Carlos Place. Whereas those overlooking Adams Row have a more contemporary feel, with cutting edge modern art, full height windows, walnut parquet flooring and marble lined spa bathrooms.

If you’re staying as a family or group, please ask about our interconnecting Deluxe King Rooms.

Your room at a glance:

extremely spacious double room with en-suite bathroom
supremely comfortable king-sized bed (twin beds available)
discreet business desk
32″ plasma screen TV and combination CD DVD player
classic wardrobe with solid oak interior, leather detailing and built-in dressing table
original artwork
approx. 33 square metres/355 square feet

All bathrooms are white Thassos marble with 17″ LCD televisions, nickel-framed vanity units and nickel-plated taps. Some have separate walk-in showers and TOTO toilets.

Gastronomy & Bar

Whether it’s Michelin-starred cuisine in one of the best restaurants in London, a cocktail made from vintage champagne, or an indulgent afternoon tea you’re looking for, the Connaught’s bars and restaurants offer it all.

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught – enjoy Michelin-starred food in luxurious surroundings.
Espelette – watch the world go by in this relaxed bistro –style restaurant while sampling a Hélène Darroze signature dish or afternoon tea.
Connaught Bar – elegant cocktails using the finest ingredients are served in chic surroundings designed by David Collins.
Coburg Bar – sip a fine wine or cognac in this intimate designer bar.

Hélène Darroze

Hélène Darroze, one of France’s most distinguished chefs, is taking the gastronomic experience at the Connaught into a new and exciting phase.

Inspired by authentic regional and seasonal flavours, Hélène’s cuisine has its roots in her native Landes region of south west France.

Already a holder of a Michelin star for her restaurant on Paris’s Left Bank, she recently received her second Michelin star for Hélène Darroze at the Connaught.

Start the weekend in style with Hélène Darroze’s Saturday Brunch, a serious brunch for dedicated foodies. The menu is inventive and authentic and is a great way to fortify yourself for an afternoon shopping on Mayfair’s Mount Street.

Espelette

Enjoy brasserie-style dining in a relaxed atmosphere, with an all day menu at this Mayfair restaurant.

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Ambience
Cosy and friendly with sweeping views of Mount Street, Espelette is the ideal place to sample some of Hélène Darroze’s informal signature dishes, as well as the finest Kir Royale in London.You can also enjoy Mayfair afternoon tea in style and comfort.

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Design
Watch the Mayfair world go by from the stunning new conservatory created by visionary New York designers for this relaxed, brasserie-style restaurant.

Afternoon Tea

If you are serious about afternoon tea, Espelette is a destination experience and has been awarded membership of the British Tea Council.

The ‘Chic and Shock’ afternoon tea is the perfect refreshment after a hectic morning in London and served in a delightfully pretty setting overlooking world famous architect Tadao Ando’s new water feature. Choose from a wide selection of teas from Imperial Earl Grey to French Vanilla to Sencha Genmai Cha.

Chic and Shock Afternoon Tea is £35 per person and treats include:

A mouth-watering selection of finger sandwiches that change with the seasons.
A range of classic and flavoured teas
Fresh scones from the Connaught Bakery served with clotted cream
Jam menu featuring an amazing 16 home-made Christine Ferber jams
Delicious cakes and pastries from chef patissier Kirk Whittle

Connaught Bar

Inspired by English Cubist and Irish 1920s art, with textured walls shimmering in platinum silver leaf overlaid with dusty pink, pistachio and lilac, designer David Collins has produced a gem of a London bar.

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Drinks
The cocktail menu is a fusion of tradition and innovation using exclusive vintages and limited edition champagnes, spirits and liqueurs. You cannot fail to be dazzled by the meticulous attention to detail that goes into making what you sip.

Served alongside tempting cocktails is a range of Hélène Darroze culinary creations inspired by the south west of France.

Coburg Bar

A traditional London bar with a modern designer twist

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Ambience
The soul of the Coburg Bar lies in tradition and warmth and the atmosphere inside reflects this – quiet, intimate, relaxed and inviting. Our recent extension offers more space and a wonderful view across Carlos Place.
Featured on Condé Nast Traveler: Hot List Nights 2009 and voted Best bar in London by Time Out Magazine in May 2008, the Coburg Bar is truly unique.

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Design
Parisian designer India Mahdavi has merely added to the comfort of the Coburg Bar with her contemporary enhancements. The old Connaught wingback chairs are still there, but reupholstered in velvet with black fringing.

The rich burgundy, purple and mink colours of the seating complement the inviting wood-panelled interior, and black and white cameos by Julian Opie grace the panelling on either side of the fireplace.

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Drinks
This is a bar in which to enjoy fine wines, cognacs, champagne and expertly-made cocktails spanning three centuries. Even if you don’t have a cocktail, take a look at the Bacchanology menu, which provides a history lesson into the origins of each drink.

Location

The Connaught

Carlos Place, Mayfair
London , W1K 2AL, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7499 7070

 

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