Prohibition spirit at The Beaumont Hotel
This 5 stars hotel based in London has been a central topic in 2014, during its grand opening, thanks to its wonderful setting referring to the Prohibition era. A comeback to the 20's, a fake story and a comfort worthy of a Palace makes it our favorite London address of the moment.
Jimmy Beaumont's cave
It's hard to imagine that, behind this majestic facade at the heart of Mayfair, two steps away from Selfridges, a garage with its fuel pumps, parking spaces and car washers for rich clients was standing here, before the hotel's construction. Now, calm is the king around this hanging garden welcoming the strollers. At the back of the garden, the hotel welcomes you in its great white building with straight lines and five floors. On the ground floor, some great picture windows and a tambour door. But also some cosy rooms between European Art Deco and American design from the end of the 20's. The hotel seems to be here for at least one century. However, it only has been opened since September 29th 2014. And the host's ghost wanders in the air. His name : Jimmy Beaumont, a fictional character created by the hotel's owners, who would have fled Prohibition to find refuge in London in the 30's, offering Gin and Cocktails to rich and exiles American.
The Colony Grill Room
Whether you're staying at the Beaumont or not, you have to book a table at the hotel's restaurant. Here, you will love the drawings by John Mattos, representing Clark Gable, Josephine Baker and Gertrude Stein for example. In the plate, great news, only fresh ingredients, homemade dishes and "comfort food". You will be able to taste classics from English gastronomy such as New York cocktail shrimp, tartar steak, veal liver with bacon and grilled halibut with Newburg dressing. No mentioning the amazing desserts between Vanilla cheesecake and on-demand Sundaes. In short, "the-place-to-be".
By La rédaction