The Red Room is nestled within The Connaught – a hideaway that guests will only discover through a velvet-curtained doorway from the hotel’s Champagne Room. This cocooning space showcases a collection of creative works in red – that has been years in the making – by four female visionaries, from one of the most celebrated of our time to a young Vietnamese artist.
The striking interior is the work of Bryan O’Sullivan, whose soft-hued palette allows the art to sing. Follow the mosaic runway, hand-cut and laid by Italian craftsmen, to the dazzling pink onyx bar, or to admire the red-flecked marble fireplace, where ‘I Am Rouge’ by Louise Bourgeois presides. Bourgeois’ centrepiece is joined by works in crimson and scarlet from Jenny Holzer, Ti-a Thuy Nguyen and a single photographic piece by Trina McKillen. Flanking the fireplace are two striking, vast glass panels in vivid reds and blues by celebrated British artist Brian Clarke – the only male exhibited in the Red Room.
This one-of-a-kind edit forms the perfect canvas for a gallery of renowned wines by the glass. Rare vintages and first growths arrive by custom-crafted marble trolley – accompanied by a capsule collection of six cocktails, each inspired by the wine selection and developed in tune with the changing seasons. The menu of charcuterie, veal carpaccio and kale tempura, amongst other imaginative plates, complements the extensive wine list.
Red Room operates a no reservation policy for all-day dining and drinks.
Tuesday - Thursday: 4pm - 1am
Friday - Saturday: 3pm - 1am
Sunday: 4:30pm - midnight
Last orders are at 12:30am Tuesday to Saturday and 11:30pm on Sunday.
Only children who are resident at the hotel may enter the bar, if accompanied by an adult. Please note that children are welcome in the bar until 6pm.
An ode to rouge
A striking work in watercolour, gouache and pencil, Louise Bourgeois’ ‘I Am Rouge’ has never before been exhibited in the world. Here, it forms the focal point of the room, nestled between Brian Clarke's glass panels. This statement piece typifies Bourgeois’ recurring use of red. It’s joined by her scarlet-saturated hologram, a dream-like image from the French-American artist’s 1998 untitled series of eight holographic pieces.
Two works by celebrated French-American artist Louise Bourgeois frame the space, while ‘Composition #8’ by California-based Trina McKillen is the only photographic piece in the room. ‘Scarlet Mist’ by Vietnamese Ti-a Thuy Nguyen and Jenny Holzer’s ‘Benghazi’ complete the collection.
A home within a home
Looking out from the organic curves of the ombre scarlet snug, the Red Room has the feel of a collector’s living room. Soft creams, blush pinks and pearl blues form a soothing palette, accented by the dramatic red works. Perfectly appointed nooks feature small ceramics and objects d’art that shimmer under the glow of antique pendants and jewel-like lamps.
The Connaught cellars, curated
At the heart of the Red Room is the wine list – an exquisite selection curated from The Connaught’s legendary cellars. Experience the world’s finest vintages by Coravin, or break new ground with a stirring wine-inspired cocktail. Each glass is perfectly accompanied by a menu of lighter dishes – think British cheeses with hand-carved ham, and Gochuchang chicken oysters.
Relax with a glass of something special in this much-loved haunt, as the hours slip by.
The Connaught Grill
The legendary Connaught Grill has reopened under the direction of internationally renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
The Connaught Grill
Sleek, stylish and revered worldwide, with an award-winning cocktail menu to match.