Maybourne Hotel Group
PROFILE & PHILOSOPHY
Maybourne Hotel Group is a global collection of truly extraordinary hotels; Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley in London, The Maybourne Beverly Hills in California and The Maybourne Riviera in the Côte d’Azur. From contemporary icons to heritage destinations, our hotels are singular creations, each with their own inimitable character – places inspired by their location, defined by our always exceptional and intuitive service, and united by our commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences.
MAYBOURNE HOTEL GROUP TODAY
Claridge’s is the quintessential Mayfair hotel, brimming with art deco glamour. For more than a century, it has preserved its unique heritage with all the modern flourishes a guest could wish for, bound together by world-renowned service that is impeccable, intuitive and highly tailored.
The Connaught, situated in London’s Mayfair Village, blends contemporary style, classic English character and impeccable service to create the ultimate in sophistication.
Nestled between bustling Knightsbridge and leafy Belgravia, The Berkeley is the essence of contemporary chic and innovative luxury. The Berkeley continues to surprise and enchant.
The Maybourne Beverly Hills is the epitome of West Coast charm combining its Californian soul with a dash of European flair. Sublime al fresco dining, an unparalleled art collection and contemporary design conjure a singular style that befits the landmark location in the heart of Beverly Hills.
The striking architecture of The Maybourne Riviera, emerges from the rocky peninsula of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin allowing dramatic views of the coastline from Italy in the east to Monte Carlo to the west. Every room is bathed in brilliant light looking out to the never-ending sea and sky.
• The 1800s, Small beginnings: William and Marianne Claridge are running a hotel in a single house at 51 Brook Street. In an ambitious move to expand their business, they buy the adjoining five buildings in 1854. Claridge’s opens in its own right in 1856.
• 1898, Grand reopening: Bought in 1893 by Richard D’Oyly Carte, owner of the Savoy, the hotel is promptly closed to allow a significant re-design led by C W Stephens – the man responsible for Harrods – and the hotel re-opens in 1898.
• 1945, Prince’s birthplace: At the request of Winston Churchill, suite 212 is declared Yugoslavian territory so that Crown Prince Alexander II can be born on his own country’s soil. Churchill stays at Claridge’s following his election defeat.
• 2000, The It-hotel: Claridge’s is adopted by a new generation of models, designers, musicians and artists. Kate Moss celebrates her 30th birthday here. Jade Jagger and Lulu Guinness describe the hotel as their ultimate treat and Alex James says Claridge’s is just “perfect”. Diane von Furstenberg launches four rooms and suites she designed as part of her first interiors project.
• 1815 EARLY DAYS: The Prince of Saxe-Coburg Hotel is opened as an offshoot of Grillion’s Hotel – formed of two houses owned by the Duke of Westminster. For convenience, it is known as The Coburg.
• 1917 RE-CHRISTENED: During the First World War the directors of the hotel rename it The Connaught, a reference to Queen Victoria’s seventh child Arthur, later Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn.
• 2007 £70 MILLION FACELIFT: The Connaught re-opens after a £70 million restoration and refurbishment. Among the highlights are a new wing, the Aman Spa, a serene Japanese garden and David Collins’ luxurious Apartment suite.
• 1700s Coffee house origins: The hotel begins life on the corner of Berkeley Street and Piccadilly as the Gloucester Coffee House, the departure point for the coachmen of the Western Mail. In 1897 the coffee house takes a step forward and is christened The Berkeley hotel. It becomes popular with debutantes and their beaus – and especially with their parents who trust The Berkeley’s staff to keep an eye on their daughters’ reputations.
• 1972 Knightsbridge move: The Berkeley moves to its new home on Wilton Place in the heart of Knightsbridge. Designed by British architect Brian O’Rorke, the hotel incorporates restored features from the original building, including fireplaces in the suites. It also has a swimming pool installed on the seventh floor.
• 2016 The remodelling of the first floor: The Berkeley continues its commitment to design innovation by employing world-renowned interior designers John Heath and Helen Green Design to create new rooms and suites which are contemporary, ultra-spacious and can be flexibly connected to form apartment-style accommodation. Meanwhile, Prêt-à-Portea celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new book and greatest hits collection, having previously created a Royal Collection tea to mark HM The Queen’s 90th birthday.
• Opened in 2020 with its California soul and dash of European flair, The Maybourne Beverly Hills is the epitome of west coast charm.
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Address and telephone
27 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LY
+44 (0) 20 7107 8800