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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

In the heart of Mayfair, opposite tranquil Royal Green Park, you will find the award-winning, one-of-a-kind Athenaeum Hotel & Residences. A proudly independent spirit acts as a driving force behind this truly unique family-run five-star hotel.

The Athenaeum has been re-opened following a multi-million-pound refurbishment, with Michelin-starred chefs The Galvin Brothers now at the culinary helm, it promises an exclusive experience reflecting its proud Art Deco history and welcoming in a new era of sophisticated luxury.

Our brand-new entrance takes you inside our spectacular new architectural double storey lobby and lounge areas with floor-to ceiling windows giving the impression of being in, rather than opposite, Green Park. This impressive space is peppered with elegant bespoke furniture and flooded with natural light, making it the perfect spot for Afternoon Tea, a coffee, or a place to simply relax and take in the views. Outside, the new Terrace is one of the few outdoor dining areas on Piccadilly.

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Rooms & Suites

With floor to ceiling windows, every room at The Athenaeum is filled with light and hallmarked by luxury touches, super-comfy Hypnos beds and five-star amenities. Room choices include Superior, Deluxe and Park View.

Upgrade your stay to one of our tranquil and spacious suites for a luxurious London escape. Whether you choose our Mayfair Suites, Green Park Suites or opt for our legendary three-bedroom Penthouse Suite, with one of the best panoramic 180-degree skyline views in London from its large balcony across the park to a sweep of Royal architecture including Buckingham Palace. There is nowhere quite like The Athenaeum.


If you want to live the Mayfair life, then it is time to discover our Residences. With a choice of 18 fully serviced apartments tucked away in elegant red brick Victorian townhouses, our Residences offer an incomparable home-from-home experience in London’s most desirable location.

The 18 adjoining and connected Victorian residences have their own private entrances and afford guests independence while still enjoying the hotel’s five-star facilities. Stylish and uniquely furnished, they serve as a London home-from-home, ideal for families, groups, business travellers from 1 night to long-term stays. Each residence is fully serviced with spacious living areas, kitchen, twice daily maid service and 24-hour In-Room Dining from the Galvins. Our residences offer all the benefits, services and amenities of five-star hotel living within the privacy of your own apartment.

Local Area

An inspiring blend of classic and contemporary, Mayfair is one of London’s most celebrated neighbourhoods. It positively brims with world-famous attractions, designer boutiques and historical and cultural institutions. Buckingham Palace, the West End, Harrods and Hyde Park are just a few must-sees that are right on your doorstep at The Athenaeum. Explore the local Mayfair theatres, shops and art galleries with Piccadilly, Knightsbridge and Westminster and the rest of London reached via a short 5 min walk to Green Park and Hyde Park Underground stations.

Dining & Bar

Galvin at The Athenaeum is one of the latest restaurant experience from Michelin-starred London chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. With a new focus on championing Britain’s home-grown produce, Galvin promises a fresh take on British classics and an unequivocal celebration of Britain’s culinary tapestry.

Every menu at the hotel has been developed by the acclaimed Galvin brothers, from breakfast to Afternoon Tea and all-day dining at the new Galvin at The Athenaeum restaurant.

THE BAR, with its private entrance in Down Street, is a destination in its own right. The ambience, style and vibe in THE BAR has been created in partnership with world-renowned Italian bartender Giancarlo Mancino. Enjoy an impressive selection of craft spirits, Signature Cocktails and whisky’s.

British Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is something The Athenaeum has down to a fine art. It’s legendary in fact, and award-winning, too. The Galvin Brothers’ modern British Afternoon Tea showcases the country’s very best ingredients: fresh smoked salmon from Severn & Wye, Cumbrian ham, Devonshire clotted cream to highlight just a few.

Spa and Gym*

Escape to an intimate space of relaxation and rejuvenation at the REN Spa. Soothe and revive tired muscles and minds in our two Cedarwood hot tubs, sauna, steam room and relaxation area, or indulge yourself with a bespoke REN treatment. At REN Spa you are invited to discover our range of beauty treatments and finishing touches to make you look and feel gorgeous.

For a holistic wellness experience guests at The Athenaeum are welcome to make use of the 24-hour gymnasium and personal trainers that can be arranged on request.

*Please note, whilst we have dedicated treatment rooms so you can book and enjoy treatments, our Spa wet and relaxation areas, plus changing rooms, are closed for renovation until October 2016. However, our Gymnasium is open as normal 24 hours a day for resident guests.


At The Athenaeum, we provide everything you need to ensure your event runs like clockwork. Our meeting rooms are spacious and well equipped, with plenty of natural light – a rarity in central London – and scenic views across leafy Green Park or quiet Mayfair Victorian residential street. Our corporate packages are tailor-made by dedicated event professionals, from intimate board meetings to lavish launch events, with dining and refreshments provided by Michelin-starred chefs the Galvins.

Events & Private Dining

Whatever you’re celebrating, at The Athenaeum we have everything you need to pull out all the stops. Our new private dining and event spaces have spectacular floor-to-ceiling views over leafy Green Park. Three-course menus and indulgent canapés have been specially created by The Galvin Brothers and can be tailor-made to suit your individual needs.

The Athenaeum really is the only address that matters.