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The Lord Mayor’s Lounge
The Lord Mayor’s Lounge Refurbishment
The Lord Mayor’s Lounge at The Shelbourne
The Lord Mayor’s Lounge at The Shelbourne re-opened Saturday April 14th after a significant and elegant refurbishment led by internationally renowned designer Guy Oliver, principal designer and owner of Oliver Laws, the established London design company, renowned for his work on many historic properties in London and around the world, including Claridge’s, The Connaught and Number 10 Downing Street.
Decorated in fresh, pretty shades of golden yellow, pale green, cream and ivory, and with new seating arrangements including a centrepiece banquette, similar in style to those found in many grand 19th century hotel salons, known as a ‘sociable’, the Lord Mayor’s Lounge has been redesigned as a very clear tribute to its illustrious past but with a modern sense of comfort and glamour.
The newly refurbished Lord Mayor’s Lounge also reinstates a historic 19th century Waterford Crystal chandelier, an original of the hotel townhouses, and introduces a pair of handsome Chinoiserie cabinets as pantry units, all of which, along with the piano, gilded mirrors and the classic Irish country house colour scheme of buttery yellows and golds, emphasise the sensation of being somewhere truly special to spend some time.
The Lord Mayor’s Lounge at The Shelbourne is home to one of the most pleasurable of rituals of afternoon tea.
Alongside the essential elements of a traditional afternoon tea – the selection of impeccably dainty sandwiches, homemade buttermilk scones with clotted cream and jams – the afternoon tea menu at The Shelbourne showcases the art of the pâtissier, as it always includes some exceptional and exquisite pastries created by Executive Chef Garry Hughes and his talented team of pastry chefs at the hotel.
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