Beirut-born owner Rami Fustok came to make an impression with his first hotel project, and he has. Hannah Silver-August 7, 2017. The Mandrake Hotel: Great for breakfast - See 227 traveler reviews, 294 candid photos, and great deals for The Mandrake Hotel at Tripadvisor. By. ... Great for breakfast. The owner of The Mandrake Hotel and Resort is a man called Rot, a billionaire like Bill Gates, only nerdier. Straight Up: Waeska at The Mandrake Hotel Save Waeska Bar at The Mandrake Hotel. The Mandrake is the first hotel venture from Beirut-born Londoner Rami Fustok, whose early years were spent immersed in London's street culture scene - particularly graffiti. Expect the unexpected at the £45m Mandrake in London's Fitzrovia,which is anything but a typical family-run hotel.Katherine Price reports. Standout Detail: Regardless how you feel about taxidermy, the creature at the center of the Waeska bar — half peacock, half kangaroo, with horns and deer legs — is unforgettable. The Mandrake's public spaces have the intricacy of a souk, of courtyards and half-glimpsed spaces. A mandrake is the root of a plant, historically derived either from plants of the genus Mandragora found in the Mediterranean region, or from other species, such as Bryonia alba, the English mandrake, which have similar properties.The plants from which the root is obtained are also called "mandrakes". Off the main bar is a tucked-away snug behind a chainmail of metallic links, and a small library, then a private dining room coated in red lacquer like a Chinese jewellery box. New Opening: The Mandrake Hotel, London. Reviewed November 8, 2017 .
The hotel will also offer three different bars to choose from as well as a pizza shack on the terrace. ... mirror-topped tables and a collection of tribal trinkets collected by the owner, Beirut-born Rami Fustok. Subversive, hedonistic, sensual and spiritual are all apt descriptions of the West End's latest boutique hotel, the Mandrake, the first hotel from Beirut-born entrepreneur Rami Fustok. If you've dined at Kiki on the River in downtown Miami, you're probably familiar with Mandrake's owners, nightlife veterans Roman Jones and Aris Nanos, and designer Mark Lehmkuhl. Review of The Mandrake Hotel. At Mandrake, sushi and sake are served inside a whimsical-looking dining room and garden patio, illuminated in fuchsia-colored lights and anchored by a life-sized golden gorilla statue. ... the owner of acclaimed Hong Kong and London-based restaurant Serge et Le Phoque, who will not only cook in-house for the restaurant but for all room service as well.