Located in the hub of London’s West End, The Mandrake is the ideal place to stay for anyone looking for a truly unforgettable experience. The converted RIBA award-winning building on Newman Street embraces the make-believe with mythological creatures on the wall and lets guests forget where they are once stepping into the stylish boutique hotel.
The hotel’s inspiration comes from the medicinal properties of which it is named. The Mandrake is known for its unique and eclectic décor that is complemented by pops of vibrant colors. Any art lover will happily explore the four-floor property to look at the carefully curated artwork.
The 30 guestrooms were each uniquely designed with custom furniture from London and Paris. Every room is different but each one is elegantly decorated with velvet headboards, vintage chandeliers, and French rugs. The antique touches with modern amenities transport guests to a renovated English townhome.
Serge et Le Phoque, Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred restaurant has opened its door at The Mandrake. Famed chefs Charles Pelletier and Frédéric Peneau change the menu daily based on the eatery’s savior faire philosophy. Don’t forget to order a bottle of wine to pair with the delectable meal, which will be expertly chosen by Bert Blaize, a well-known sommelier.
One of The Mandrake’s main focuses is their guests’ spiritual wellbeing and soul retrieval. The hotel offers specially curated sensory experiences such as Vibro-Acoustic massage, Full Moon Gong Baths, Soinc Enchantment, Lomi Lomi temple bodywork, or the Three-Dimensional YAR sound experience.
Art is at the forefront of The Mandrake’s philosophy. The Artist in Residence program at the hotel features emerging and established artists and performers that are recognized every month. The past few months have spotlighted a famous tattooist, a talented ballet dancer, a renowned writer, and a popular sculptor.
In the middle of the hotel is a stunning outdoor courtyard, with lush evergreens and sweet-scented jasmine and passion flowers that cascade down the walls. Guests escape the bustling city once stepping inside the jungle like quad that resembles a lavish treehouse. This is a must-see when staying at The Mandrake.