Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is delighted to announce an exclusive collaboration with British couture milliner Emily Baxendale, to create the first ever Royal Enclosure collection of fashionable hats and specialised headpieces, inspired by the hotel’s own history and oriental influences.
Luxury British brand Emily-London is a couture millinery label stocked at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, and has partnered with the hotel to handcraft six beautiful designs, taking inspiration from the property’s iconic location, renowned restaurants and royal history. The capsule collection will be unveiled on 24 May 2016 during the launch of The Royal Enclosure Afternoon Tea in The Rosebery Lounge, which will be highlighted with a special performance by the Tootsie Rollers, wearing the hats for Royal Ascot 2016.
Additionally, Executive Chef Pâtissière Heather Kaniuk has worked on tea cakes to complement each design. A raspberry rose lychee gateau to reference the Royal Gate entrance, a gooseberry, mascarpone and lime tart in honour of The Rosebery Lounge, and a nectarine raspberry frangipane cake inspired by the Royal Guards, will be some of the sweet treats served during The Royal Enclosure Afternoon Tea.
Guests booking this limited-edition themed afternoon tea will be able to admire the bespoke collection, as well as be treated to a private consultation with milliner Emily Baxendale, and receive 10% discount on all of her handcrafted designs.
Priced at 53 GBP, The Royal Enclosure Afternoon Tea will be served from 12pm to 6pm from 24 May 2016 to 27 July 2016.