The Connaught stands in the heart of London's fashionable Mayfair, in a charming area of antique shops, galleries and designer boutiques. Here you'll find a polished mahogany staircase, hand-tufted carpets, original oil paintings, fine antiques and comfortable furniture. The Connaught is renowned for its service, discretion and calm atmosphere. The Connaught is to be the subject of a multi-million pound restoration programme, commencing 01 April 2007. The results will ensure the Connaught's position as one of the finest hotels in the world for many years to come. The restoration will involve technological advances to bring the hotel into the 21st century as well as re-designing bedrooms and public space. The hotel will be closed for six months, re-opening the first week in November during which time the hotel's staff will relocate to its sister properties, the Berkeley and Claridge's. A second phase will include adding 31 rooms to the inventory by making an extension onto Adams Row. It will also include a state-of-the-art spa will pool and world-class meeting facilities.