One of London’s most famous luxury hotels, the 198-room Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, is about to get a major facelift, and that means having a big old clear-out first.
Those with a penchant for five-star hotel chic will be given the chance to recreate the MO look to a tee next week, as 2,500 of its furnishings, fixtures and fittings are set to go under the hammer.
The iconic 115-year old institution is getting rid of “reproduction furnishings in Georgian and Regency style” worth an estimated £200k-£250k, which were installed as part of a £30m makeover in 2009. The hotel is also planning a separate timed auction of 1200 paintings for a later date.
Pro Auction is in charge of proceedings, and it’s all happening down the road at The Cadogan Suite in the Millennium on October 24th-26th. You can check it out online at thesaleroom.com.
Image: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group