London's most anticipated new luxury lifestyle destination, The Twenty Two has opened its doors. Located on Grosvenor Square, this 42,500 sq. ft Edwardian manor is a Westside hideaway for the creative and the curious, housing 31 bedrooms and suites, including a mews house, as well as an all-day neighbourhood restaurant and private members' club.
The position of The Twenty Two plays an integral role in the property's spirit and philosophy. Sitting on the corner of North Audley Street and Grosvenor Square, The Twenty Two is located in one of London's most central spots, effortlessly becoming a half-way meeting point for East and West London. Speaking to the brand's core ethos, The Twenty Two aims to become London's living room for both local residents and international guests alike.
Drawn to the Parisian feel of the building's exterior, proprietor Navid Mirtorabi's realisation of the project began six years prior to opening and has been the driving force for the creative vision from the outset. Mirtorabi chose to partner with Natalia Miyar Atelier to bring his vision to life, on what will be her first hotel. They looked to 18th century classical French design to inspire the property's interior, reinterpreted for the modern-day through rich, playful textures and custom upholstered pieces. This has influenced choices at every level; minor details such as gold fringing and velvet piping to statements like bevelled mirrors that dance with both gleaming natural daylight and warm reflections in the evening glow.
Open daily from 7am to 11pm, The Restaurant at The Twenty Two presents an all-day menu of British classics with a Mediterranean twist, spearheaded by Executive Chef Alan Christie, previously of Arbutus and restaurant group Picture.
Christie has developed breakfast dishes to be an interpretation of modern-day classics as well as lunch and dinner menus that will change seasonally and feature a variety of dishes, boasting of the best seasonal produce. Dishes include Devonshire crab salad, chargrilled grass-fed ribeye, and desserts including almond cake with poached pear and clotted cream and house-made ice creams and sorbets as well as smoothies, fresh juices and protein shakes throughout the day.
A highly experienced team of sommeliers at The Twenty Two have created a diverse and accessible wine list and cocktail menu with a selection of creative and beautifully designed cocktails along with wine by the glass available; spanning new and old world grape varieties, starting at £7.50.
The Club at The Twenty Two is split across the ground and lower ground floor and features four exclusive spaces, reserved for patrons and hotel guests only: The Living Room and outdoor terrace overlooking Grosvenor Square, The Dining Room, The Music Room and The Vault Bar.
The Club is a place to collaborate and unwind, with exclusive access to an all-day space, The Living Room. On the lower ground, The Dining Room is for patrons and hotel guests to indulge in dinner. It is linked to The Music Room, a discotheque space for late night dancing as well as The Vault Bar, featuring an outdoor lower ground terrace.
Rooms start from £465 including breakfast. Restaurant and hotel room bookings can be made at www.the22.london