BIRD appointed to represent The Twenty Two, Mayfair

A Westside hideaway for the creative and curious

BIRD is delighted to announce its new partnership with The Twenty Two, London’s chicest new lifestyle hotel and members’ club overlooking Grosvenor Square in Mayfair.

Offering a westside hideaway for the creative and the curious, where you are encouraged to “come as you are”, the Edwardian manor embodies joie-de-vivre with opulent interiors, playful programming and elegance at its core. The hotel, which opened in April 2022, is home to 31 bedrooms and suites – including a standalone Mews House with its own entrance – a neighbourhood restaurant, and a buzzing private members’ club. It has been credited with the youthful renaissance of Mayfair drawing an eclectic crowd of Londoners and international guests alike, united by their desire for community and connection. 

The Club

Hotel guests are invited into the fold as soon as they check in, gaining access as temporary members to The Club for the duration of their stay. From private previews with leading galleries like Gagosian, wellness workshops with cult fitness and beauty brands from LA to London, and inspiring talks with industry experts including Jamie Gill, founder of “The Outsiders Perspective” and Dr Carolyn Mair, author of “The Psychology of Fashion”, The Twenty Two’s private member’s club offers an exclusive gateway into the city’s social and creative scene.

The Club has four distinct spaces consisting of the Living Room, an all-day hub and ideal workspace; the Music and Dining Room, a sultry scarlet space for late night dining where truffle and caviar decorate the menu followed by dancing to DJs of the moment; and the Vaults, a stylish and unexpected outdoor terrace, with drama evoked by blue and red striped cabana-style seating.

Playful design & inviting interiors

Visionary interior designer, Natalia Miyar, is the mastermind behind the highly creative, yet decadent interiors, in what has been her first hotel project. Taking inspiration from classical, 18th-century French design, Miyar’s contemporary twist can be found throughout the hotel: teal fabrics, rich red walls and black joinery are inspired by Christian Dior’s Parisian apartment, whilst gold fringing, velvet piping, beveled mirrors and taffeta curtains add a sense of theatre. The hotel’s medley of muses includes Château de Malmaison which once belonged to Joséphine Bonaparte.

The grandeur of the white Portland stone exterior belies the effortless elegance of its spaces. On arrival in the hotel’s monochrome lobby, with mirrored ceilings and wood-panelled walls, guests are greeted by staff dressed in bespoke suits by Charlie Casely-Hayford and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

From tactile textures to vibrant colour schemes and statement Pierre Frey wallpapers, the hotel’s 31 bedrooms are each individually designed and offer a mix of studios, suites and manor rooms, including a one-bedroom two-storey self-contained Mews House. The top-floor terrace suite which follows a red and black theme – a nod to Napoleonic uniforms – boasts a sweeping 50-foot terrace. To bring the rooms to life, Miyar has hand-picked light-hanging drapery, four-poster beds, antique blue-glass Tyson London chandeliers, specially commissioned passementeries by Samuel & Sons, saturated velvets from Designers Guild, bespoke wallpapers by Iksel, swag and tail curtains, and hand-blown glass table lamps, all of which have been sourced in locally. Mini bars are stocked with own-brand spirits, artisan kombucha and a variety of CBD oils.

Neighbourhood dining

In addition to the Twenty Two’s Club dining options, there is also The Restaurant which is spearheaded by Alan Christie (previously Arbutus); his modern menu uses the best of British seasonal produce elevated by Mediterranean flavours. You can expect Devonshire crab salad, grilled tiger prawns with seaweed and garlic butter, Dover sole meunière with capers and parsley, and wild mushroom and black truffle risotto. There is a diverse wine list with varieties from Sussex to the Sonoma Coast, as well as an inventive cocktail menu, but the feather in the cap is a brand-new Bloody Mary trolley consisting of homemade spiced tomato juice, an array of gin, tequila and vodkas, and surprising garnishes including mignonette and crispy bacon.

Produce and provenance are leading factors in the creation of the menus with Christie and his team committed to working with well-regarded and experienced producers and suppliers, including Shrub, Ginger Pig, Keltic Seafare and HG Walter.

Painted a bespoke blend of seven shades of blue, the Restaurant’s 19th-century panelling and cabochon limestone floor are inlaid with black slate which pays further tribute to classic French design. The bar takes centre stage where you can sip cocktails on velvet stools, surrounded by an eclectic art collection.

Beneath the restaurant is a private dining room; decorated in a fresh shade of tonal green, this spacious area can seat up to 24 guests. This room is brought to life with rising talent who use the backdrop of the walls as their canvas for creativity, such as a recent partnership with Canopy Collections, a contemporary art platform that champions both emerging and established living artists such as Ian Whittlesea, Richard J. Butler, and Irvin Pascal.