Many businesses today are going green by using eco-friendly resources to reduce their energy consumption as well as their carbon footprint. Hotels have also gotten onboard. One hotel in particular is The Chesterfield Mayfair. This hotel is located on Charles Street in Mayfair, minutes from shopping and attractions. Mayfair got its name from the 15-day fair that was held for nearly 100 years until someone complained about the noise and drunken revelers. Since the ban of the fair, Mayfair has become an affluent area with exclusive shops and charming streets. It’s interesting to note that Mayfair has had many famous residents, such as Jimi Hendrix, Richard Sheridan and Sir Winston Churchill. So, it is no surprise to see The Chesterfield Mayfair as part of this community.
The hotel was built on land that once belonged to Lord Berkeley of Stratton. He was given the land by King Charles II as a reward for his loyalty to the crown during the civil war between Charles I and Parliament. Lord Berkeley build a grand mansion on the land, which was north of Piccadilly. After his death, his widow sold the land in the early 1700s, which was redeveloped to include Charles Street. Three houses (No. 34, 35 and 36) make up the property that the hotel sits on. In 1943, they were joined to form the English Speaking Union. The hotel opened its doors in 1973.
Since it’s notable beginning, The Chesterfield Mayfair has continued to be a gem in Mayfair. It offers many luxuries, such as afternoon teas, nanny services, and molecular cocktails. There are 94 guest rooms and 13 suites with themes that range from the whimsical to the exotic. Aside from its elegance, The Chesterfield Mayfair is also a sustainable hotel. For example, atop the hotel, there are four hives and hundreds of thousands of bees. Each year, the hives produce about 160 pounds of honey, which guests enjoy. This cuts down food miles and helps to replenish bee colonies. The hotel has other sustainable initiatives such as no more single-use plastics by 2022 and collecting used toiletries and distributing them to those in need.
The Chesterfield Mayfair is a prime example of luxury mixing with sustainability. This beautiful hotel has a wonderful location, exceptional fine dining, and deluxe suites. It will continue to flourish in the decades to come.