The Connaught ; Aman Spa ; Jean Georges

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September 20, 2017 by EXPERT

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Dawn , Carlos Place

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Some Aman Spa offerings , not the usual Aman ones

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Traditional Wing , Fifth Floor , grand staircase & glass dome ceiling 

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Check In

Welcomed by the FOM who must have alerted the GM who showed up about immediately .

Coming from Buckingham Palace , least they could do ;)

.. so much for being " under cover " ..

Room

Stayed in a contemporary suite pre LMAQS - Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons ( LMAQS )

Had large enough bathroom with good fairly generous shower area - same level for easy stroll in :)

Wonder why only one vanity though .

In traditional room post LMAQS 

Smallish bathroom with tiny step up shower " cubicle "

 

The welcome champagne along with what LMAQS gave me on departure - the delicious & pretty chocolate cake ( I hear very expensive too ) and lemon loaf

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Service

The concierge team was very good - accommodating & patient - securing tickets for a musical , making numerous changes to restaurant reserve , etc 

Housekeeping was uneven ; definitely no Aman , just because there is an Aman Spa on the premises does not mean it is all " Aman " standard .

One night , turn down came at 10 pm after we had dined downstairs ! We were looking at the bed wondering if Connaught was " 5 stars "  , when housekeeping came a knocking ..

Jean Georges ' too was somewhat patchy .

Dining

Peach Candy Floss , Jean Georges 

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Delicious dessert !

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We enjoyed Espelette and were disappointed that it is no more .

Thought Jean Georges was an addition not replacement . 

We had most breakfasts there . While the food and menu was refreshing and quite excellent , the servings were rather inconsistent . Like one of us had portobello along with champignons , the other serving only had champignons . One morning saw us with 2 sausages, while the next day we got only one .

To compare with the his other new restaurant in Singapore , we ordered the fontina cheese and black truffle pizza .

Think we prefer the Singapore ones & cheaper too , even after price adjustments ( upwards of course ) since opening earlier in spring .

Really enjoyed the peach candy floss besides the presentation . Will order it again  , fun eat too .

Were at the bar a few times and like it , felt quite at home . Made our drinks as we requested 

We did not have time to try Hélène Darroze , also another FTer had told us it wasn't up to expectations .

Location

We like the location which is close to other restaurants we wanted to dine at .

The shops too .

For this visit , it was rather convenient but often prefer a quieter area .

Aman Spa

We thought as Amanjunkies we ought to at least visit the Aman Spa here once since we have not since its opening .

Having been to many other spas including the rather new Nemu ' s or numerous times at Puri , we wondered how we would receive this city one .

Well , we ended returning to this rather small spa and enjoyed treatments twice with 3 therapists . We declined the male specialists .

Down side was that non Aman products are now being used as posted earlier on another thread too .

Shall not go on about this .. perhaps should have stayed at Connaught in earlier years .

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More of my photos posted here by Kagehitokiri #120

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