No matter if you’re visiting London for a special occasion or a luxury weekend break, The Biltmore Mayfair is the hotel you need to book for the trip. Conveniently located in Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square, the hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from several shopping streets, world-renowned restaurants, and cosy London cafés. The Biltmore Mayfair opened its doors to the public in autumn 2019. On the ground floor, you will find The Betterment by Jason Atherton and The Pine Bar. Without further ado – here is how we made the most of our stay at The Biltmore Mayfair.
The Biltmore Mayfair – General Information
Formerly known as the Millenium Hotel, The Biltmore Mayfair is managed by Hilton as part of its LXR Hotels & Resorts luxury division. It is a luxury 5-star modern hotel that includes a gym, a fine dining restaurant, a terrace cocktail lounge, an afternoon tea lounge and a cocktail bar.
The Biltmore is located at Grosvenor Square, which is one of the three or four most fashionable residential addresses in London. You will immediately feel the exclusivity of the location. Expensive cars are common here and you can almost replace ‘people watching’ with ‘Lamborgini watching’. The hotel, as well as the majority of the buildings in the area, are built in the Georgian style of architecture. This is a true feast for eyes for everyone who loves grandiose buildings with plenty of history. The area boasts with plenty of luxury apartments, hotels, restaurants and events. However, it is secluded enough to make the buzzing shopping streets feel further away than they are.
How close are the shopping streets then, you might ask? It takes about a 5-minute walk to get to Bond Street and Selfridges. The walk there is beautiful all on its own though. You’ll likely walk past beautiful flower shops, a church, and several designer boutiques.
The Room – King Grand Premier With a View
Each room at The Biltmore comes with an HD TV, mini bar, free WiFi, espresso machine and a safe. Our favourite was the late check-out though. You get until 12 pm to leave the hotel and while even that feels too early, it’s better than what most hotels have to offer.
We couldn’t believe our eyes when we first stepped into our room. It was elegant, modern, sophisticated and incredibly clean! The bathroom is covered in white marble and gold details and comes with all the toiletries you need. The items I was most excited about were the bathrobes and slippers though. It generally takes me about two seconds to hop into those if the hotel provides them. Our bedroom was for two people, yet the room (and the bed) was big enough to provide comfort to a family of four!
The mini bar was stocked with carefully selected champagne, wine, beers and juices and the counter had a generous amount of still and sparkling water. While we made our espresso, we couldn’t help but look out the window. A beautiful view of Grosvenor Square opened up and the hours started flying by to a beautiful sunset seen straight from the comfort of our room.
We had the pleasure of seeing several different rooms. I can tell you that the high standard of each room is kept throughout the entire hotel – from the smallest rooms (which are still huge!) and all the way to the extremely luxurious suites. So you are in for a treat no matter which you decide to book!
State of the Art Hotel Gym
It’s not often we have the time to work out in a hotel, but this time I really wished we had a few extra hours in our stay! The gym at The Biltmore is equipped with several cardio machines, weights, boxing bag, and cross-trainers. It even has a special room for on-demand virtual classes by Les Mills – among other features.
Breakfast at The Betterment
At The Biltmore, you’ll have two breakfast options – A La Carté or a buffet. Since our room came with breakfast included, we naturally decided on the buffet. A selection of cold cuts, pastry, juices, and bread was available to select yourself and the coffee could be ordered. While we loved the offers they had for breakfast, it did feel like it lacked that little extra the rest of the hotel has. My favourites were the fresh berries and the granola = winning combo!
The Betterment by Jason Atherton
The best amenities at The Biltmore are undoubtedly the restaurant and the bar. The restaurant offers an amazing experience whether you’d like to dine in private or in public areas.
The Betterment is Michelin-stared chef Jason Atherton’s latest addition to the portfolio of restaurants. The menu features local, seasonal produces which sit alongside time-honoured British classics in a non-pretentious way. The decor is carefully thought through and in the main dining area, you are able to see the magic happen right from your table. The best bit? It’s only an elevator ride away from your room!
The Pine Bar
The bar on the ground floor of the hotel offers a wide selection of cocktails, spirits and wines. The Pine Bar offers a sophisticated way to start or finish your dinner. The bar is armed with rich velvet armchairs, gold details and sparkly chandeliers.
At The Pine Bar, you can enjoy some of the finest whiskey’s in the world and order a classic cocktail prepared by top mixologists London has to offer.
What to do in the area
The Biltmore is only a minute’s walk from London’s best shopping streets. But besides shopping, there is plenty to do in the area and the below places are all just a stone throw away!
- Shop at Selfridges
- Trat yourself to some luxury on New Bond Street
- Stroll around Hyde Park
- Visit the Buckingham Palace
- Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
- Fortnum & Mason Christmas display
- Lights in Grosvenor Square
- Mayfair Christmas Market