About The Connaught
At the beating heart of London’s Mayfair Village, surrounded by the chic shops, restaurants and galleries of Mount Street, The Connaught redefines the British luxury experience. An expertly-judged blend of old and new, The Connaught is the insider’s choice for staying in London, where service is highly personalised and with a genuine warmth of character.
Magnificent rooms and suites demonstrate the best of both traditional and contemporary design, with beautiful, thoughtful, spacious interiors. Observing the passions of the modern luxury traveller, The Connaught is home to two Michelin-starred dining from Hélène Darroze. Tucked away are the Sommelier’s Table, a rare gastronomic experience for wine lovers and foodies, and the Champagne Room, where you can taste champagne like never before.
At the end of the day, the comfortable Coburg Bar beckons, or perhaps an expertly-made cocktail in the shimmering beauty of the Connaught Bar. To unwind, London’s only Aman Spa is a relaxing retreat after the bustle of London. The Connaught’s irresistible charm keeps guests wishing they could stay for ever.
The Connaught, in the heart of fashionable Mayfair, is one of the world’s most exclusive hotels, combining elegance and dignity with privacy, comfort and unobtrusive service. The story of The Connaught goes back to the beginning of the 19th century. In 1803 Alexander Grillon opened a
hotel in London’s Albemarle Street. Some years later, an offshoot to Grillon’s Hotel was opened in a pair of Georgian houses at 14 – 16 Charles Street, Grosvenor Square, the property of the Duke of Westminster. Towards the end of the 1880s, the Duke decided that the time had come to have the entire area redeveloped. The street was completely altered and eventually became what is known today as Carlos Place.
Demolition of the old building began in the spring of 1894 and in 1897 the new Coburg Hotel, named after Prince Saxe-Coburg, Consort of Queen Victoria, opened. The hotel changed its name to The Connaught in 1917.
You might not know but..
Ralph Lauren is said to be so enamoured of the staircase in the lobby of the hotel that he has a replica of it installed in his flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York.