The Beaumont, which was once upon a time the carpark for the luxury clientele of Selfridge’s in the 1920s, has withstood the test of time as one of London’s most beloved Art Deco masterpieces.

In 2020, The Beaumont started a massive renovation project. Our girl Hannah Tan-Gillies ventured into the heart of Mayfair to experience the newly opened rooms in The Beaumont’s extension, take a tour of the sprawling Roosevelt Suite and of course, experience the gastronomic delights of The Colony Grill and discover why The Beaumont is one of the best hotels in London.

The suites in the new wing blend contemporary style with Art Deco elegance

The Beaumont is one of a few independent London hotels that have stood the test of time. The hotel is inspired by the transatlantic hotels of the 1920s with an Art Deco twist. Offering 72 gorgeous rooms and 29 suites and studios, including the well-known Antony Gormley Room, The Beaumont is all about blending old world elegance with a contemporary luxury vibe.

Art is a central theme throughout the hotel which offers an enviable collection of paintings and works throughout both public and private spaces. In fact, the Le Magritte cocktail bar was inspired by a Magritte painting of which the original belongs to the hotel’s owner. (A recreation of the painting hangs behind the bar).

The new rooms embrace the hotel’s Art Deco past and features an elegant colour palette of neutrals and navy. We stayed in one of the Superior Studios which was generously sized and kitted out with every amenity a modern luxury traveller could require. With views over Mayfair rooftops, large bathrooms and a delectable complimentary Beaumont Baker’s Basket, the room was a luxurious home away from home for our one-night stay at The Beaumont.

The Roosevelt Suite, which can be configured to occupy the hotel’s entire fifth floor, is as impressive as its namesake. The Presidential Suite can be extended to include five bedrooms and features a sprawling terrace unlike anywhere else in Mayfair. A rich terracotta wallpaper adds gravitas to the main living space, which features a large seating area and dining table.

Designed by Thierry Despont, elegant Art Deco touches and include a lacquered drinks cabinet serving a delectable selection of Prohibition- era-inspired cocktails. Artworks from acclaimed artists including Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell and Anne Desmet. Feature throughout the space, which is undoubtedly one of London’s finest suites. It is a veritable feast for the eyes.

The Beaumont is one of London’s longest-standing independent hotels (and for good reason)

For dinner, we sampled the classic menu at the Colony Grill, a New York style grill that offers a menu of American classics with panache. The menu is decidedly old fashioned but executed to perfection. We recommend starting with a plate of oysters before indulging in a Rib Eye or Sirloin Steak for which The Colony Grill is famous. This is also where breakfast is served, where we (to banish the sins of the previous evening) opted for the full Vegan.

From check-in to check-out and long after, The Beaumont was an absolute joy to behold. Led by General Manager Duncan Palmer, who regaled us with tales of his hospitality adventures around the world and the important hand he played in the development of The Beaumont, it is no wonder this hotel has remained and will remain a true jewel in London’s hotel scene.  


Rooms at The Beaumont start from £700 per person including VAT. Includes: For breakfast, a daily ‘ Beaumont Basket’ of homemade viennoiseries, seasonal preserves, coffee or tea and juices. 

Fresh organic coffee, teas, soft drinks, still & sparkling water, & snacks from the in-room bar. lUse of The Beaumont’s chauffeur-driven courtesy limousine for emissions-free local trips (subject to availability). Use of the Spa and 24-hour Gymnasium throughout your stay. For more information visit

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