Some of my clients have happily stayed at The Beaumont in London. My recent stay, which will be profiled in upcoming posts, was absolutely delightful. Located in the chic Mayfair neighborhood, this stylish and remarkably decorated art deco masterpiece seems to be just about perfect. Jeremy King and Chris Corbin’s hotel opened in 2014, it’s only 73 rooms and its grand style captures an elegance and hospitality of a pre-war Mayfair hotel.
From the moment I dragged myself in from an overnight flight, ask me about Virgin Atlantic beds – I think Emirates has ruined me for all subsequent sleepers. I digress, each and every staff member I encountered addressed me by name. In my case, I’m not sure how they performed this magic, as I was never asked for a passport or a credit card.
The magic continued each and every day, I bumped into the dear GM, Jannes Soerensen on a few occasions and enthusiastically gushed about some random item – how did they know I love warm mint tea in the afternoon, it just appeared after my spa appointment.
My London wizard, Sebastian, explained why I couldn’t use the hair dryer in the bathroom, after I complained that I had to stretch the cord into my guest bathroom to look in a mirror – electrocution at 220 volts is instantaneous – thus no three prong plugs in the bath – I must have forgotten this fact…I laughed at this with Jannes – and he asked why didn’t you use your pull up vanity? Hmm, wobbly on arrival, I think I missed that feature. Later that afternoon when I popped into my room, said vanity was propped open for my convenience.
One evening, as I sipped a Rye Manhattan in the snuggly guest only Cub Room, a little snack I had raved about was served with my cocktail…in the dimly lit room, I didn’t see Jannes with a guest, but he popped by to see if I needed anything…
Hotel Whisperer…Jannes, he must have received training at MI6.
The Beaumont Hotel – highly recommend for more reasons than the infamous Hotel Whisperer. More to come on the beautiful authentic decor, the building of this landmark property designed around a lovely story, hammam massage treatment, vintage car with driver for guest outings, yummy dining…stay tuned.