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News Archive 2016
The Connaught Christmas Tree has been unveiled. Widely acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley has transformed a magnificent Western Red Cedar tree into a radiant festive installation.
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As Christmas approaches, guests will be able to take advantage of the services of our Christmas shopping expert. She is leading lifestyle writer Fiona McCarthy, whose hot new insider's guidebook London Precincts has just been published, elegantly timed for Christmas. It offers an insight into London's most interesting shops, cultural hotspots and hidden gems, and has been an instant hit, filled to the brim with Fiona's stories of the city's most intriguing people and places. We're delighted that she has devised for The Connaught's guests a bespoke list of local shopping spots not to miss during your stay. In addition, she will be available in person on Saturday afternoons, by appointment, for individual consultations with guests.
In the run up to the Christmas season, The Aman Spa at The Connaught has created the ideal treatment to ensure that your feet stand strong during the holiday shopping season and your toes twinkle throughout all your festive parties.
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A sculpture by renowned Irish artist Sean Scully is currently in place outside The Connaught. Scully's elegant yet imposing piece, entitled Tower, 2015, is exhibited for the first time in the UK on Carlos Place.
The installation is in partnership with the neighbouring Timothy Taylor gallery, which is currently presenting Horizon, an exhibition of new paintings from Sean Scully’s Landline series (November 2 to December 17, 2016).
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Internationally renowned French Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is to open a new restaurant at The Connaught in spring 2017.
The restaurant, name yet to be confirmed, will be located at the front of the hotel with its sweeping views over Mount Street in the space currently occupied by Espelette. Hélène Darroze will continue to operate her celebrated two-Michelin star restaurant on the other side of the hotel.
It will be a relaxed, informal style neighbourhood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. The restaurant will be designed by architect John Heah who has recently completed highly acclaimed work at The Berkeley.
Agostino Perrone, our Director of Mixology, received the 'European Mixologist of the Year' award and the Connaught Bar was named 'European Bar of the Year' at the 2017 Mixology Bar Awards.View Our Awards >
The AA awarded a coveted five rosettes to Hélène Darroze at The Connaught at its prestigious 2016 Hospitality Awards held in London on September 26.
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To celebrate Bentley's heritage and innovation, Agostino Perrone, our Director of Mixology, put his own twist on the legendary Bentley Cocktail. A reinterpretation of this classic drink was exclusively available at the Connaught Bar during London Cocktail Week 2016.
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The Connaught Bar has been awarded the ‘World’s Best Cocktail Bar’ and ‘Best International Hotel Bar’ at the 10th Annual Spirited Awards in New Orleans on July 26, 2016. This adds to many prestigious awards for the Connaught Bar's design, service and innovation.
We are delighted to announce that Hélène Darroze at The Connaught has won a prestigious 3-star award in World of Fine Wine’s 2016 ‘World's Best Wine List’. Over 4,500 wine lists from around the world were judged by a panel that included some of the world’s leading wine critics and sommeliers, such as Alder Yarrow, Elin McCoy, Ch’ng Poh Tiong, Andrew Jefford, Andreas Larsson, Francis Percival, and Editor Neil Beckett. Only 322 restaurants were recognised for the top-tier three-star award.
To add to its list of accolades, the Connaught Bar has been awarded ‘Classiest Bar’ at the first ever Time Out Bar awards this year. Recognised for its perfect mix of great-tasting cocktails, vibrant music and ultra-stylish décor, the David Collins-designed bar has previously been named Best Bar at Virtuoso’s Best of the Best Awards in 2015 and listed in the top ten of The World's 50 Best Bars Awards in 2015.
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The Connaught is now making it easier to enjoy our sister hotels, The Berkeley and Claridge’s. As our guest, you can visit any of the bars, spas and restaurants at our sister hotels and charge the bill to your account at The Connaught. Go wild and dine at Claridge’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Fera, or spa the day away at Bamford Hayburn Spa at The Berkeley, whatever your choice may be, the added pleasures and activities this new benefit brings are definitely worth spending an extra night for.
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As Londoner’s continue to strive for the perfect work and life balance, the Aman Spa is offering complimentary daily 20 minute mindfulness meditation classes over lunchtime to raise awareness on the benefits it has for coping with stress and anxiety in the workplace.Read More >
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