Designed by the Queen of England’s nephew Viscount David Linley, renowned for his custom cabinetry and woodwork, the focal point of the room is an impressive marquetry wall-sized map of the world, crafted from Macassar and walnut veneer and crowned by a bespoke steel clock. The room’s décor pays homage to the golden age of travel and the high style of the first-class lounges on the Orient Express and the Cunard liners.
Hand-crafted furnishings complement built-in solid wood bookcases housing a comprehensive library put together by luxury book publisher Assouline, featuring the best titles from their art, fashion and design collections. Throughout the day, Claridge’s kitchen also delivers an array of gourmet treats.
“Creating interiors for this beautiful hotel feels very natural to me,” Linley notes. “I admire the history and heritage of Claridge's, so the Map Room was an absolute joy to work on...It’s a giddy and glorious celebration of British life and design, past, present and future."
Jared Paul Stern
Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has also served as a judge for everything from the International Best Dressed List to the F...(Read More)