The Westbury London, the first 5-star American hotel in London, is to put more than 8,000 items under the hammer next month ahead of a major renovation project.
The Westbury, which opened in 1955, is considered one of the finest hotels in Mayfair, and over the course of the three-day sale, which takes place from 7 -10th June, buyers will have the opportunity to acquire the trappings of a five-star hotel for a fraction of the cost.
The sale, organised by specialist hospitality auctioneers Pro Auction, will cover every aspect of furniture within each room including sofas, lamps, chandeliers and drapery, writing desks, headboards and canopies to decorative accessories, along with the furniture and fitting in the public areas, bars and restaurants, commercial kitchen and the wine cellar stock.
Amongst the items being auctioned are signed prints by leading contemporary artists; bespoke luxury Italian lighting and chandeliers from Barovier & Toso, while there is an array of designer furniture including pieces from Smania and Medes Italy.
Simon Rose of Pro Auction said: “This unprecedented renovation project for the hotel brings with it the opportunity to purchase a piece of the hotel’s history at auction as the owners pave the way for a new chapter for The Westbury.”
The auction takes place at the hotel between 7 and 10th June commencing at 10.30am each day. Online bidding will also be available via a live webcast and the bedroom furniture can be purchased by a timed online auction.
Catalogues are available by calling +44-(0)1761 414000.