Background and Concept
Located on London’s prestigious Grosvenor Square, The Biltmore Mayfair is part of LXR Hotels & Resorts and is the essence of style and opulence. Guests immediately feel the distinctive character of this hotel which showcases splendid décor and unrivalled service. These qualities flow throughout the entire hotel which comprises 250 stylish rooms and 57 curated suites with stunning views of London’s iconic skyline, personalised touches and extra comfort for the discerning traveller.
Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, leads the team to present guests with a superb choice of both formal and casual dining options; from brunch at the tranquil Café Biltmore & Terrace through to a sophisticated evening at The Pine Bar or celebratory Afternoon Tea in the Tea Lounge there is a delicious culinary creation to tantalise every appetite and to fit any occasion. Guests can also take advantage of one of Mayfair’s largest gyms within the hotel – with 24-hour access to the latest fitness technology and private workout studio.
Hilton’s LXR Collection
The Biltmore Mayfair is part of Hilton’s LXR Collection (explore the full collection here.). A portfolio of hand-selected unique luxury hotels located in the most intriguing corners of the world, offering a singular travel experience native to its place, history, and tradition – their Anguilla and Seychelles properties for example focus on beach programming, spas and health, while the Biltmore Mayfair is shaped by its incredible London postcode.
Grosvenor Square has a long and rich history testament to this is the statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the centre of the square. Many notable American and British dignitaries have stayed in the building in the last 100 years, which is why each of the eight signature suites is named after an iconic politician figure.
The hotel couldn’t be more central, located on Grosvenor Square it is a five-minute walk to Bond Street, a two-minute walk to Selfridges and Oxford Street. Hyde Park is just around the corner and you have Mayfair on your doorstep awash with luxury shopping and endless find dining experiences, while a short taxi ride will take you to the west end and London’s countless theatre options.
Rent a Bentley for the day (or two). Drive yourself for the thrill or relax and enjoy the ride while your chauffeur takes the wheel.
Rooms & Suites
The hotel is large with 250 guest rooms, 49 suites and 8 signature suites, offering stunning views of London. Interiors present a bright and airy ambience with impeccable detail, contemporary art and a calming colour palette feature throughout each room and suite in the hotel. Rooms either face out to the square or into the central courtyard -with the rooms facing the square comanding a higher price.
If you want to go all out then check into one of the eight Signature Squires which offer a choice of one or two bedrooms, a dining table, a living area, plus a dedicated Butler Service.
My Suite – Biltmore Grosvenor Square View Suite
During my visit, I stayed in one of their Biltmore Grosvenor Square View Suites. This is huge in size for central London covering 70 sq. m./753 sq. ft. (watch my Instagram story here)
The suite features a private king bedroom, with workspace and a separate living room. You can relax on the sofa in the living room and enjoy the smart TV, perk up with a fresh coffee from the Nespresso machine and stay connected with complimentary WiFi.
The suite comes with complimentary still and sparkling water and evening turndown service where slippers are placed out along with replenished bedside water.
Amenities include a laptop safe and USB ports and the suite can sleep three with a rollaway bed.
The luxurious bathroom was so lovely I didn’t want to leave it! Fitted with underfloor heating, indulgent amenities, bathrobes and slippers, and a walk-in shower as well as a stand-alone bath.
There was also a Japanese toilet if you like a loo-style gadget!
Views don’t get much more quintessentially London than this! The area is very quiet in the evening and combined with heavy blackout curtains you are guaranteed a good night’s sleep.
Food and Drink
Café Biltmore Restaurant & Terrace
A vibrant and relaxing spot for both indoor and outdoor dining. Cafe Biltmore offers all-day dining from breakfast through to dinner. Menu options of modern Mediterranean dishes made from locally sourced produce ranging from fresh fish to meats are guaranteed to delight, all overseen by world-renowned chef Jason Atherton.
Want a lazy afternoon relaxing? Then their Biltmore Brunch ticks all the boxes accompanied by free-flowing bubbles, Mojitos and Bloody Mary’s and head down on a Sunday for their traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings.
What I Ate
The Pine Bar
Head to the Pine Bar for pre or post-dinner cocktails, as well as an impressive selection of London’s finest wines, spirits and cognacs. Looking for a nibble while you drink? The bar also has a delectable food menu with a range of snacks and canapes.
If you do drink in the Pine Bar, try their margarita, with Himalayan pink salt – I can guarantee one won’t be enough!
The Tea Lounge
Located next to the lobby the Tea Lounge is a great place to unwind, serving a selection of champagnes and drinks, tea and coffee as well as Afternoon Tea with a menu that showcases the finest fresh and traditional produce from across the UK. Examples of dishes from the delicious menu includes; English cucumber, black truffle crème fraiche served on brown bread and Hereford beef sirloin and horseradish served on white bread along with Yorkshire rhubarb and Tahitian vanilla cream and of course, Cornish clotted cream, strawberry and raspberry jam to top plain and fruit scones. Guests can select from a fine collection of freshly brewed tea from the tea trolley, or opt for a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial to mark a more glamourous occasion.
Being in such a fantastic location exploring the city is probably a high priority, however, in terms of facilities at the hotel, there is a spacious and well-appointed gym kitted out with the latest gym equipment.
The Biltmore Mayfair combines a great London location with flawless luxury and we cannot recommend it enough. This property is included in our guide to the best hotels in London.