New Luxury Hotels Opening in London

London, a city renowned for its rich history and cultural diversity is enjoying continued growth in its hospitality scene with the opening of many new luxury hotels. From the bustling streets of Mayfair to the historic lanes of Covent Garden, these new establishments are set to enhance the city’s already enviable hospitality landscape.

In Mayfair, the epitome of elegance and sophistication, prestigious hotel brands such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, and Waldorf Astoria are unveiling their newest gems. Each promises a blend of lavish accommodations, world-class amenities, and impeccable service.

In the vibrant neighbourhood of Covent Garden, renowned hospitality groups like Mandarin Oriental and Rosewood are weaving their magic into the fabric of the city. Set against the backdrop of iconic landmarks and trendy boutiques, these hotels offer a sanctuary of serenity amidst the lively urban ambience.

Beyond these traditional luxury hubs, areas like Shoreditch and South Bank are also witnessing a surge in high-end hotel developments. Boutique brands and avant-garde designers are transforming former warehouses and industrial spaces into chic hotels and contributing to the revitalisation of these dynamic neighbourhoods.

The influx of new luxury hotels elevates London’s status as a global destination with great appeal to the discerning tastes of affluent travellers.

Now Open – Raffles London at The OWO

The brand’s first foray into the UK market, Raffles London occupies a prestigious Grade II listed property; the Edwardian-era Old War Office, which you may recognise from appearances in multiple Bond films. This rich heritage and grand facade has informed the interior makeover by 1508, with palatial decor that includes plenty of nods to Raffles’ far Eastern roots. Inside, there’s a cinema, a huge Guerlain Spa, 120 bedrooms and suites, 85 branded residences and 11 restaurants and bars. A spectacular rooftop restaurant and bar provides iconic views of Whitehall, The Mall and Buckingham Palace.

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Now Open – The Peninsula London

A stately property at the heart of Belgravia, Peninsula London will be neighbour to the poshest of all the capital’s pads; Buckingham Palace (book a room that looks over the palace gardens). And the Royal connections don’t end there, the mid-century-inspired staff uniforms are being designed by Jenny Packham, a favourite of the Princess of Wales. Bedrooms here — all created by Peter Marino — will be equipped with Dyson hair dryers, state-of-the-art phone chargers, “valet boxes” and honey onyx marble bathrooms with mood lighting and music on demand. Lifts in the hotel will be able to accommodate cars and there will be a fleet of Rolls Royce ready to chauffeur guests within a 20-minute radius. Its restaurants include the rooftop, Brooklands, by Claude Bosi.

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Now Open – 1 Hotel Mayfair

The highly anticipated 1 Hotel Mayfair is due to open this summer and will set the benchmark for sustainable luxury in London. The UK and European brand flagship is located on Berkeley Street overlooking Green Park and will comprise 181 guest rooms and suites over nine stories with nature and sustainability intertwined into every aspect of its design, layout and service offering. Facilities include a restaurant by two Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers, a neighbourhood coffee shop, a signature bar, a bespoke fitness centre and Bamford Wellness Spa.

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Now Open – The BoTree

The Dutch design firm Concrete has been tasked with creating an eclectic aesthetic that blends retro with modern, while showcasing using natural textiles, at The BoTree. Found where Mayfair meets Marylebone, it has two destination restaurants — one on the rooftop — a live music club, a cinema room and a fitness centre. Each bedroom boasts a reception area, with sliding panels leading to sleeping and lounge spaces; upgrade to a suite for a lounge, a balcony and your own bar and with an integrated cocktail station. The BoTree’s service ethos is described as intuitive and personalised.

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Still To Open – The Emory

First came Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley; now The Emory joins the Maybourne Hotel Group’s London portfolio. Close to Hyde Park Corner on Old Barrack Yard, it has a sail-like architecture. Guests can expect a different aesthetic on each floor, with separate designers (including Rigby & Rigby, Alexandra Champalimaud, André Fu, Pierre-Yves Rochon, Rémi Tessier and Patricia Urquiola) brought in to create an individual identity at every level. Meanwhile the dining offer is in the hands of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Encompassing four floors all beneath the ground, a wellness centre includes a 72-foot pool, while a rooftop residents-only lounge proffers 360-degree views.

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Now Open – Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

Found on Mayfair’s oldest square, the Mandarin Oriental’s north and south towers (connected by a glass core) have been created by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Light floods into the residences designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen. Each contains bespoke fittings and clever details, such as folding panelled doors hiding kitchen cabinets, and custom-made stone kitchen islands that double as dining banquettes. On the lushly planted rooftop, guests can drink, dine and catch some rays together beside a long narrow pool. In-room dining is also available and the residences are all serviced, providing a home-from-home experience.

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Still To Open – Park Hyatt London River Thames

Marking the first-ever Park Hyatt property in London, this hotel will be part of the One Nine Elms development, a mixed-use twin skyscraper building in the making. It’s on track for a 2024 opening, set to occupy the first 18 floors of the “City Tower”. The ground floor will accommodate boutiques and restaurants; the first floor, a spa and pool; the second, a meeting and events space including a huge ballroom; the fourth floor, a terrace; and the 17th floor, a clubhouse with epic city views. 203 bedrooms and a secure executive wing for ultra VIPs, will be spread in between.

Still to Open – Chancery Rosewood

The Chancery Rosewood, a collaboration between The Chancery Rosewood and Qatari Diar, is slated to open in London’s prestigious Mayfair District in 2025 within the former U.S. Embassy on Grosvenor Square, a Grade II listed building. British architect Sir David Chipperfield is overseeing its transformation into a unique retail and hotel destination. The establishment will offer 146 guest rooms and suites designed by Joseph Dirand, a variety of dining and entertainment spaces, and a Yabu Pushelberg-designed Asaya wellbeing facility. Additionally, it will house five flagship retail spaces and a grand ballroom for social activities.

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