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London’s Beaumont Hotel: Q&A With Jeremy Kind & Chris Corbin

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Edited by guest estate manager Martha Lockie.

Jeremy King and Chris Corbin of Corbin & King in London, have created their first hotel together, The Beaumont.

Located in the heart of Mayfair, this 5-star hotel expresses luxury, creativity and a sovereign sense of hospitality. Not only does this art deco inspired hotel boast personally styled rooms, but it is also home to sculptor Anthony Gormley’s “ROOM,” 742 square feet of luxury, art and architecture.

“ROOM” includes a geometric sculpture, which extends from the hotel and contains the dark, oak clad bedroom. Sculpting Darkness is how the artist describes this area: the only window is above the bed and a long hallway/stairway with black curtains separates the sleeping area from the rest of the suite.  This creates a meditative, cave like space perfect for guests who want an alternative state of consciousness or a pitch-black chamber, ideal for overcoming jet lag with some deep sleep.

The Beaumont’s American Bar, Colony Grill Room, Lotos Room (for fine dining) and the exclusive Cub Room (a private bar and lounge for the hotel resident and their guests), are popular spots for locals and out-of-towners alike. The Beaumont is located on a quiet garden square in Mayfair, has 23 exceptional suites and 50 beautifully decorated rooms, is also within walking distance to the districts museums and shopping.

The Beaumont Hotel comes highly recommended by Estate Managers Coalition President, Bryan Peele, who has been a royally treated guest. Bryan urges everyone to try their signature gingerbread cookies! See more: 

Hotel Feature: The Beaumont, Mayfair, London

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Here are the answers to some questions I thought Estate Managers would like to know:

What qualities does the Beaumont possess that consistently earn you the status  “best in the world?”

The Beaumont has been often praised for the feeling that it transmits to its guests upon a visit. Many express gratitude to the front of house staff for going beyond their duties, always being genuine and friendly. Staff therefore could be the number one reason for The Beaumont success. 
At The Beaumont we also like to think one step ahead of our guests’ needs, anticipate their desires before they even ask and also offer maximum recognition so as to make sure all our guests feel special and treated well regardless of their background.

What special seasonal packages will you add for Spring?

We will be sending our spring newsletter next week offering our guests two special packages:

The Beaumont Easter Break – this rate offers -15% off the prevailing Best Available Rate (from £370.00inc VAT per night for a Classic Room). The Beaumont Easter Break rate includes a simple continental breakfast in the Cub Room and late checkout, giving our guests plenty of time to enjoy the many holiday attractions and events happening throughout the city.

The Beaumont Easter Weekend – this offer allows guests to stay for two nights and not only be granted special amenities, but they will also be able to enjoy various activities inside and outside of the Hotel:

  • Per booking the guests will receive Two National Art Passes, valid for 12 months and entitling to free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK, as well as 50% off entry to major exhibitions.
  • A personally decorated Valrhona chocolate Easter egg, created by our pastry team and decorated by the guest in the pastry kitchen.
  • Full English Breakfast each morning
  • A room upgrade (subject to availability at time of arrival)
  • Late check-out time of 2.00pm

Both offers of course also include the complimentary minibar with snacks and soft drinks that is replenished daily, complimentary Wi-Fi, local drop-offs in hotel’s in hotel’ vintage Daimler as well as access to hotel’s spa and 24-hour gymnasium.

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What is your staff to guest ratio?

The staff to guests ration would be at least two employees per room. 

Team building – how does the Beaumont family operate as a team? 

The Beaumont is very dedicated not only to its guests but also to its staff. This is the driving force of the hotel and is responsible for the first impressions of our guests. Therefore it is very important to make sure that the employees come to work happy and enjoy their time here. Our General Manager, Jannes Soerensen, has come up with a guiding principle program that engages staff to be mindful of how they treat each other, our guests and taking care of the space as if it were their own. A team of dedicated employees from all departments engage in regular catch ups to ensure various fun and interesting activities are implemented throughout the year to make sure everyone in the hotel team is acknowledged and feels part of it.

 

ANGELENO EXPERTS FEATURE: BEST RESTAURANTS IN LA

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angeleno magazine restaurant issue 2016 best Los Angeles restaurants

Thank you Angeleno Magazine for including me in The Restaurant Issue 2016! In Angeleno Experts, I share my current favorite restaurant in Los Angeles, Baltaire in Brentwood.

Be sure to pick up a copy or check out the digital version at modernluxury.com, and experience Baltaire for yourself at 11647 San Vicente Blvd.

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Baltaire Brentwood

Baltaire Brentwood

BRYAN-TOLOGY: SERVICE DONE RIGHT AT BACCARAT HOTEL

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Photo c/o Egg Canvas

Photo c/o Egg Canvas

Photo c/o Egg Canvas

Photo c/o Egg Canvas

When it comes to opulence, Baccarat Hotel in New York nails it. 

While visiting New York as part of Estate Managers Coalition expansion on the East Coast, I got to experience its lavishness first hand. Here’s your peek into it!

This is Kelvin – the best doorman in New York.

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Here’s service done right… Arrived promptly at 4:45 simultaneously as my wake up call. Notice how they think ahead by providing you with a to go cup!

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Rooms also come stocked with treats from Laduree.

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The room. I didn’t want to leave!

ARNOLD PALMER

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The proper way an Arnold Palmer should be served …. Compliments of “The Ivy”.