The Chesterfield Mayfair and Vincent Van Gogh

  • Date: Friday, 29 January 2010

Vincent Van Gogh, for whom colour was the chief symbol of expression, once said, “great things are done by a series of small things brought together”. So, true to these words, is the relationship between The Chesterfield Mayfair, the four-star luxury boutique hotel in Mayfair, London, and The Royal Academy of Arts, whose partnership invites guests to experience Art, Culture, award-winning Service and Luxury in London between 23rd January and 18th April 2010.

Founded in 1768 by George III, The Royal Academy of Arts is an independent, privately funded institution, led by eminent artists and architects, whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.

The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters, is a landmark exhibition for the Royal Academy. Over 35 original letters, rarely exhibited to the public due to their fragility, will be on display, together with around 65 paintings and 30 drawings that express the principal themes found within the correspondence. The first major Van Gogh exhibition in London for over 40 years, this will be a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the complex mind of this extraordinary artist.

To experience The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters exhibition, visitors to London can choose The Chesterfield’s ART AND CULTURE AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS package which includes:

  • One night's accommodation in a beautifully appointed room or suite
  • Full English Breakfast daily
  • Two guaranteed, fast track tickets to the exhibition of your choice
  • A framed postcard of the exhibition as a souvenir

Vincent Van Gogh would have felt at home at The Chesterfield Mayfair. Bedrooms and suites are lavishly designed, adopting Van Gogh's love of colour, reflecting the pinstripes of nearby Savile Row, the florals of an English cottage garden, or the vibrancy of the African savannah. These are the rooms for a sound night's sleep filled with dreams and of course, inspiration!

If already in London, enjoy the Exclusive Sunday Evening experience, where the exhibition opens between 6.30pm and 9.00pm on selected Sundays for guests to immerse themselves in Van Gogh’s artful treasures away from the madding crowds.


  • Two tickets to The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters exhibition
  • Choice of either a Sunday Roast Dinner or a Full Afternoon Tea at the Chesterfield Mayfair

Situated in the heart of London's most prestigious district, the quiet and understated elegance of The Chesterfield Mayfair is celebrated for its style, comfort, and exalted levels of personal service. Discreetly tucked away near Berkeley Square, and a mere stone's throw from Green Park Tube station, the quiet, calm and efficient service blended with supreme comfort characterize this luxurious four-star hotel. The 94 deluxe guest rooms and 13 luxurious suites are each uniquely designed and equipped with the latest technology. Boasting an exclusive location, Library, Butlers Restaurant, the light and airy Conservatory and the intimate bar cater for every culinary whim or inclination, the traditional British old-world charm of The Chesterfield Mayfair is the perfect London address for business or pleasure. The Chesterfield Mayfair is part of Red Carnation – the luxury five and four star collection of family-run boutique hotels.

The Chesterfield Mayfair and Vincent Van Gogh