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The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park will partially reopen on Dec. 4, having undergone extensive repairs and renovations since a fire in June, after which the hotel was shuttered. The hotel will initially reopen revamped public areas, restaurants, the spa and event spaces. A full reopening, including the unveiling of all new guest rooms and suites, is slated for spring 2019. The updated public spaces include the transformed lobby lounge and reception areas created by designer Joyce Wang, both of which will be anchored by floral-inspired glass chandeliers. Restoration of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park's event spaces -- including the Loggia, Ballroom, Asquith and Balfour venues -- has also been spearheaded by Wang.
Concurrently, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Bar Boulud will reopen. The former, which will relaunch under the leadership of chef John Barber, promises classic French cuisine with a contemporary British twist. The latter, helmed by chef Ashley Palmer-Watts, will unveil a new selection of dishes while continuing to offer its famous "meat fruit" chicken liver parfait. The Rosebery, which offers an afternoon tea service and treats by executive pastry chef Paul Thieblemont, will also be open to the public.