The Connaught is the talk to the town. Exemplary food, remarkable service and ideal location make it one of the best London has. Like many other hotels in London, even this one has quite a history; a lot of it is evident too. Despite the £70 million restoration, which was a complete success by the way, the hotel still speaks of its magnificent past. After it underwent the refurbishment, it came out stronger, grander and more beautiful. New lifts, striped carpets, Italian linen and the butler service every second of the day is definitely an improvement, everyone agrees.
Connaught was not Connaught in 1815; it was Prince of Saxe Coburg Hotel with two Georgian houses serving the purpose. In 1892, the owner decided to rebuild the hotel but the actual work started after two years when the houses were demolished. It was opened in 1897 again; the name was changed in 1917 to The Connaught after the third son of Queen Victoria who was the Duke of Connaught. Rudolph Richard was made the general manager in 1935 and he ran the hotel with all the comforts that were possible. It changed hands from the Savoy Group to Quinlan Private that changed its name to Maybourne Hotel Group after it sold Savoy theatre and hotel. It was in March 2007 that restoration began and 31 rooms, a penthouse, ballroom were added besides the redecoration.
Amidst the electrifying streets of Mayfair, the 5 star hotel will keep you on your toes – there are so many places to shop from. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself buying a pretty jacket or picking a cool shirt from Marc Jacobs day in and day out. And for the art connoisseurs, Mayfair village is home to contemporary galleries and whenever you need a refill, restaurants are at your disposal.