A First look at “The View” in The Athenaeum

After a top to bottom designer led renovation, the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences reopens its doors to the public with 134 new bedrooms, 10 new suites, and a smashing new Private members club with one heck of a view.

Designer by award-winning interior designer Martin Hulbert, whose other works include Chewton Glen and Cliveden House, the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is a jewel in the heart of Central London. Outside, the hotel’s iconic facade remains the same, but inside it is transformed into the epitome contemporary luxury charm. Martin Hulbert paid homage to the hotel’s iconic Mayfair heritage while adding a plenty of Art Deco references. Think floor to ceiling windows, lush textures, herringbone weaves, bespoke carpets — only the best will do for the Grande Dame of Piccadilly.

In addition to this, the hotel also encourages its guests to #lookatlondondifferently through an art series that reimagines local landmarks through quirky and whimsical installations. Some of the landmarks included are Buckingham Palace, Burlington Arcade, Fortnum & Masons, and the Royal Academy of Arts. All beloved Mayfair Institutions, that are all just a stone’s throw away from the hotel if you’re in the mood for a little winter stroll.

The piece de resistance of the new renovation is undeniably the newly renovated Penthouse, now known as ‘The View’ — an exclusive members club reserved only for  the Athenaeum’s distinguished clientele. Aside from having the best panoramic view of the London skyline, The View takes the concept of a high-end guest experience both literally and figuratively.  Their namesake view was once reserved only for the hotel’s penthouse guests, but has now been opened to all hotel guests, and believe us, it’s definitely jaw-dropping. Inspired by the concept of a metaphorical ‘rabbit hole’, The View invites its guests to be completely immersed in new and unexpected experiences. Fancy an impromptu cocktail masterclass or maybe even a mindfulness session overlooking Green Park? Then definitely book a room in The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences for your next luxury London staycation. Because here, the only membership you need is your room key.

A stay at The Athenaeum is available to book now. Prices start from £330 including VAT per room per night. For more information  www.athenaeumhotel.com
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Hannah Lynn Tan

Hannah has been working in the fashion industry for over five years. A mainstay at London Fashion Week, Hannah not only has heaps of insider fashion knowledge, but a genuine understanding of the essentials of style

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