The Twenty Two opens its doors on Grosvenor square

Located on Grosvenor Square, The Twenty Two with the help of designer Natalia Miyar Atelier, has reimagined an Edwardian manor and transformed it into a Westside hideaway for the creative and the curious – here’s what we know…

facade and entrance of The Twenty Two on Grosvenor Square

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 hotel is located in one of London’s most central spots, effortlessly becoming a half-way meeting point for East and West London. With an all-day restaurant and private members’ club being part of the destination on Grosvenor Square, speaking to the brand’s core ethos, the hotel aims to become London’s living room for both local residents and international guests alike.

a corner in the restaurant in shades of blue with large reflective mirror

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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.

guestroom in signature shades of blue with a contrasting red bed detail

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“My ambition for The Twenty Two was to create a space where the creative and the curious, in London and globally, can come together and feel welcome; a living room of sorts where guests feel inspired and at home in their surroundings.” said Navid Mirtorabi, Proprietor of The Twenty Two.

the restaurant in signature blue colours with contrast in yellow chairs

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The Restaurant, open to the public, 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.

“I wanted to create a restaurant where the menus flow harmoniously from breakfast to lunch to dinner,” said Alan Christie, Executive Chef at The Twenty Two. “A menu made up of dishes that evoke a subtle, comforting familiarity, some light and fresh, some indulgent, but all executed to the highest standards and with the best quality, seasonal ingredients.”

The private space of The Club 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.

“Our vision is to instil a more playful side to Mayfair,” said Darius Namdar, Managing Director. “We want everyone who passes through The Twenty Two to experience exceptional service, be greeted with a smile and, most importantly, feel welcome and accepted, whilst enjoying the best hospitality London has to offer.”

loft style guestroom with walls and ceiling covered in decorative wallpaper

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In addition to the public restaurant and private club spaces, the beautifully designed and reimagined Edwardian Manor shelters 31 guestrooms and suites, including a Mews house. With its design for the creative and the curious, and inventive mix of public and private spaces, The Twenty Two looks set to make its mark on the burgeoning boutique scene in London as it opens its doors as a new luxury lifestyle destination.

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