The Mandeville Hotel occupies a fantastic position smack bang in the centre of Marylebone and just minutes from Christopher’s Place. You really couldn’t ask for a better London location. And the icing on the cake: Maison Christian Lacroix has waved its magic wand over the fifth floor of the hotel, offering a delectable couture treat. Each collection from the house tells a story, and the one Lacroix has chosen to bring to the Mandeveille is chic French Riviera, employing the Belles Rives design.
Since 2011, Masion Christian Lacroix has been designing for the Designers Guild, creating the very finest in fabric, wallpaper collections and home accessories. The Mandeville Hotel has recently undergone a complete refurbishment, and the new look fifth floor has taken it a step further. Using Lacroix’s inspiration from the Croisette’s fashionable ladies at Jean Cocteau’s famous ‘Santo Sospir’ Villa in Southern France, to Grace Kelly’s classic film: ‘To Catch a Thief.’
We stayed in a Jewel Box room. A gorgeous riot of colour, this room has been influenced by the Cartier jewels stolen from Grace Kelly in the above mentioned cinematic caper. The lace and mantillas worn by women in The Carmargue gave Lacroix the idea to produce the turquoise Macarena lace wallpaper around the room, offset with classic Lacroix silver and black striped wallpaper.
We do love a beautifully dressed window:
The joie de vivre doesn’t fade in the hallways either; flamboyant candy-striped corridors and bejewelled wallpaper awaits.
Other rooms available include Jardin Exotique which takes inspiration from Monaco’s Botanical Garden – think lush, tropical and colourful handcrafted fabrics; Midnight Blue with its marbled wallpaper inspired by the clandestine “Bain de Minuit”, a Monocoan sea-bathing society that met at night, or Classic Lacroix – light and airy, and upholstered in the Paseo Doble Lacroix motif.
There are all the usual amenities you would expect, such as Flatscreen HD TV, High-speed WiFi, Nespresso machine, and tea-making facilities (so often missing), and a little accent of urban NYC with C.O. Bigelow toiletries. Remember to ask for a Riviera Room when booking.
For further information, please visit: www.mandeville.co.uk
CELLOPHANELAND* were guests of The Mandeville Hotel.