1 Hotel Mayfair draws back the curtain on its penthouse • Hotel Designs

Having well and truly established itself on the London luxury hotel landscape since its opening last year, 1 Hotel Mayfair is the UK flagship and first European destination of the nature-inspired luxury lifestyle hotel brand, 1 Hotels. The nature-focused hotel houses 181 rooms, including 44 suites – four of which are signature suites, which, alongside the penthouse, offer in-room spa treatments, private personal training sessions and fitness classes including yoga and Pilates.

wooden wall panelling behind cream bed linen and woven throw in 1 Hotel Mayfair penthouse

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Green Park Penthouse, with its design by London studio GA Group, takes pride of place, claiming the title of the largest one-bedroom suite in Mayfair. Spanning over the size of a small football field at 274 square metres, the sky-skimming Green Park Penthouse offers one of the largest and finest luxury one-bedroom suite accommodations in the capital. The penthouse enjoys a prime position on the seventh floor, with panoramic views overlooking Green Park and Piccadilly in one of London’s most sought after locations.

view from entrance into dining room with bespoke wooden table in the penthouse at 1 Hotel Mayfair

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The design boasts a double height ceiling with floor-to-ceiling windows in its main living area, where sunlight flows in through a sweeping wrap-around terrace. Light, shade and texture are at play in the design, with inspiration being echoed from the tonal palette of the neighbouring park that can be seen from the outdoor terrace accessed via retractable sliding doors.

The double height space is celebrated with a hand blown glass cluster, which features 70 individual pendants hung from leather strapping. This unique art piece created by leather-specialist, Jesse Noy, and British lighting company, Northern Lights, has been commissioned especially for the Penthouse Suite. Noy operates a bespoke leather workshop based at the Cockpit Arts studios in South East London and has a strong ethos to maximise the use of the skins selected, wasting little and working with all defects. Scars and branding on the skins are a key detail in the products and more importantly the animals’ origin. Working with tanneries across the UK, each leather strapping is individually crafted for 1 Hotel Mayfair, showcasing the artistry of this traditional craft.

penthouse bar with natural wood and tile surface and woven textiles on the wall

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Guests of the Green Park Penthouse Suite can enjoy special services such as Dovetale’s celebrated cuisine in the seclusion of their suite’s own dining room, personal training in their private gym, and a dedicated bar service with their own mixologist coming to the suite, taking advantage of the penthouse’s oak tree bar. Sourced from a local park in the south of England, the tree was felled due to ensure the safety of the public space, then repurposed as a beautiful bespoke bar counter, retaining its bark and natural form.

Nature’s calm envelops the space through additional luxurious features such as the central two-sided fireplace, adding warmth and comfort to the double-height space, a raw timber dining table, a library wall featuring nature and design-themed books and a sunken tiger stone bathtub.

penthouse bathroom with surfaces in stone, wood and brass and steps up to giant bath

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A double-headed rain shower with chromotherapy light, wet-room daybed and a private two-person sauna provides an indulgent experience, while the separate sprawling bedroom allows privacy and comfort for a peaceful night’s sleep.

comfortable wrap around terrace seating at Mayfair penthouse

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In addition to the penthouse, the Signature suites, true to brand, have been designed with luxury-living in mind, offering uninterrupted views over Mayfair’s skyline from the large wrap-around garden terrace overlooking distinctive silhouettes of legendary landmarks and the cityscape beyond.

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