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Friday, February 13, 2015

Mayfair Hotel, a Boutique Hotel Reminiscent of the Romantic Era, Opens in Adelaide

A Timeless Addition to Adelaide: Mayfair Hotel Opens

Adelaide's highly anticipated 5-star boutique hotel, the Mayfair Hotel, opened its doors on Thursday, 29 January 2015.

The Colonial Mutual Life (CML) building has come to life again after being left derelict for many years. Located at the prime intersection of King William and Hindley Streets, the hotel has revived the heritage-listed building and is set to become an iconic gateway between both Rundle Mall and the Adelaide's exciting Riverbank Entertainment Precinct.

The beautiful 1930s heritage façade is complemented by a stunning 'jewel box' structure designed by architects JPE Design Studio. The 'jewel box' is built on the hotel's southern King William streetscape. With beautifully appointed interiors by Bates Smart, the hotel captures the essence of the romantic era and pays tribute to its heritage by using local suppliers like Adelaide Marble for its concierge desks and guestroom tabletops.

Aaron Oh, General Manager, Mayfair Hotel Adelaide said, “We are very excited to be able to breathe new life into one of Adelaide's most iconic landmarks, preserving a magnificent heritage building. Importantly, we are extremely proud to be showcasing South Australian food, wine and other products to local and international guests. Our team of passionate and dedicated hospitality professionals really look forward to welcoming our first guests to the hotel.”

Mayfair Hotel has 170 elegant rooms and suites, a breathtaking rooftop terrace and lounge, light filled meeting and function rooms, business centre, gym and an exquisite restaurant, bar and café.

Stroll down the Mayfair Hotel's original ribbon staircase and you will find the signature restaurant, Mayflower Restaurant and Bar. In the skilful hands of Executive Chef Bethany Finn, the team of culinary professionals has revived classic hotel cuisine in a contemporary setting, featuring elegant surrounds with beautifully restored carvery and dessert trolleys presented right at your table.

The dining experience offers a hint of nostalgia at the same time indulging diners with a taste of South Australia's best produce and locally sourced ingredients. A sumptuous High Tea is also offered on the weekends, presenting patrons with a delightful taste experience - a great intermission for the Rundle Mall shoppers.

Mayflower Bar, featuring an extensive wine list and showcasing a premium selection of local and international wines, is set to become one of Adelaide's places to be for after work drinks.

In Café 55, adjacent to the hotel lobby, patrons are immersed in texture and colour, tempted by authentic, delicious crusty baguettes, healthy salads, home-made soups, artisan pies, slow cooked classic braises and exceptional coffee.

Guests staying on the executive floors can escape to Hennessy Lounge and indulge in a gourmet breakfast, refreshments and canapés in the afternoon while embracing stunning views across Adelaide from the rooftop Champagne Terrace, lounge, outdoor and bar areas.

The investment costing upwards of $55 million was developed by the Adabco Group, which also owns the Adabco Boutique Hotel, a 4-star hotel comprising 70 rooms on Wakefield Street. Both Adelaide properties are managed by Ethos Hospitality. | 45 King William Street, Adelaide 5000

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