You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to top notch hotels in London and today sees the opening of yet another which is set raise the bar of immersive luxury. The Mandrake Hotel, located in London’s Fitzrovia district, promises an experience that is truly unique combining “eclectic, vibrant interiors, extraordinary art, intriguing soundscapes and specially designed scents.”
Conceived by Beirut-born businessman and art connoisseur Rami Fustok, the rooms are littered with original artworks from the likes of Jonas Burgert, Francesco Clemente and Peter-John de Villiers. Adding to the alluring experience, the Mandrake has enlisted the help of French composer Pierre-Arnaud Alunni to design a unique soundscape for the hotel along with perfumer Azzi Glasser, who has created bespoke soothing fragrances which permeate the spaces to relax and enchant the guests.
The hotel is named after a mystical, hallucinogenic plant root and 20 percent of the layout will be made up of open air spaces tied to botanical concepts. These distinctive areas include a lavish outdoor courtyard covered in jasmine and passion plants and a glasshouse filled with medicinal flora on the first-floor terrace. You will also be able to enjoy plant-based cocktails and hand-selected wines in the Waeska Bar & Lounge.
In our eyes, a hotel is as only as good as it’s cuisine and leading the kitchen will be Michelin star chef Frederic Peneau, the owner of acclaimed Hong Kong and London-based restaurant Serge et Le Phoque, who will not only cook in-house for the restaurant but for all room service as well. The hotel will also offer three different bars to choose from as well as a pizza shack on the terrace.
Fustok says,“We don’t want our guests to feel like just another item, we don’t want superficial experiences”. “You’ll really feel the soul.” We can’t wait to feel the vibe…