The Connaught Hotel’s New King’s Lodge Suite : A Look Inside 

Located at the heart of Mayfair Village, The Connaught embodies the essence of a historical London. The Connaught has been on the hospitality scene since the early part of the 19th century, stepping into The Connaught feels a little like entering another world, here the charm and refined elegance remain unchanged. Over its storied history, it has garnered acclaim for its elegance and exquisite craftsmanship. Thus, it’s fitting that its latest addition King’s Lodge Suite stems from a collaboration approved by royalty.

The King’s Lodge is a unique suite crafted through a collaboration between the hotel’s renowned legacy interior designer, Guy Oliver, and King Charles III’s charity, Turquoise Mountain. Founded by the former Prince of Wales in 2006, Turquoise Mountain is renowned for its efforts in revitalizing heritage by supporting artisans.

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Located on the 5th floor of The Connaught, the aptly named King’s Lodge will transport guests to ancient grandeur with its Mughal-inspired decor, a world away from the bustle of Mayfair. Against a palette of deep reds, terracotta and gold, intricate details and lavish textiles unfold. Guy Oliver’s creative vision has been brought to life by artisans from Jordan to India.

Intricate woodwork carved in Jordan, colourful handwoven carpets and miniature paintings from Afghanistan, fabrics from Myanmar and carved marble and mirrored glass from India adorn the 484 square foot space. The stunning four-poster bed featuring hand-drawn motifs and deep red seating area with a stained glass window overlooking Mayfair instantly catch the eye. The expansive suite also features a sunlit sitting area and cosy alcoves along its lengthy corridor.

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However, the most breathtaking is the jali fretwork, an Afghan craft of intricately joining wood pieces, displayed on the bed frame and screens throughout the suite. Floral marble panels made by descendants of Mughal stone carvers from Makrana complement the fretwork beautifully. Fit for a Royal, the bathroom boasts twin basins, a walk-in shower, and a Japanese Toto toilet. The pièce de résistance is an elegant wood-paneled bathtub adorned with a meticulously carved marble masterpiece.

A portion of the proceeds of every booking from both The Prince’s Lodge and The King’s Lodge goes directly to Turquoise Mountain and their programming to support artisans.



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