There are some amazing new luxury hotels opening in London in 2017. Here is my pick of the ones that stand out. Miss them, miss Out!
This hotel opened last month (January 2017). This amazing new Four Seasons Hotel is located in a 1922 Grade-II listed former Port of London Authority HQ, opposite the Tower of London. The grand lobby lies at the heart of the hotel, which will host all-day dining, afternoon tea and drinks under a backlit art-deco style dome. Off this hall are two restaurants, Le Dame de Pic, from Michelin-starred French chef Anne-Sophie Pic and an Asian restaurant serving Chinese and Japanese food.
The 100 rooms, which include 11 suites and are located on the ground to third floors, will start from 27 sqm. Executive rooms have separate living areas, while nine Heritage suites on the ground floor boast ceilings at least five metres high.
The lower-ground floor will be home to a 1,600 sqm spa with eight treatment rooms, including a hammam suite, plus a 14-metre pool. The wood-panelled UN ballroom will THE event space in the city and has views over the Tower, Tower Bridge and the Thames.
You can also read my reviews of other Four Seasons hotels and openings and other Four Seasons that I have visited including the Four Seasons Hampshire, Four Seasons Cap Ferrat in the South of France and the Four Seasons London Park Lane.
Nobu London will be a 150 room hotel on 10-50 Willow Street in Shoreditch which is a short tube ride from Old Street to central London and all the attractions. The bad news is that although Shoreditch is a trendy area of London with plenty of bars and restaurants, it is not really walkable from the centre. It would take you around 45 minutes to get to Selfridges and longer to reach iconic shops like Harrods.
Then again, who needs to leave? With food and beverage menus to be developed by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and stylish rooms and common areas designed by Studio Mica, this will be the place to be seen over this side of London. Additionally, the hotel will feature banqueting and meeting rooms and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
Opening in the spring and pictured above, the former Midland Bank headquarters in the City of London, will be a new flagship 5-star hotel from the Soho House group. The Ned hotel gets its name from the eminent architect who designed the building and has been redesigned using 1930’s glamour inspired by the transatlantic ocean liner.
The hotel will offer 252 suites, numerous bars and restaurants including an American cafe, a New-York-style deli, Parisian cafe, Grill Room and a branch of Cecconi’s and a rooftop bar with landscaped terraces. There will also be a health spa and gym, event spaces and a private members’ club featuring a rooftop space with swimming pool and an underground bar in what used to be the safety deposit vault underneath the great banking hall.
Belmond, the luxury hotel brand behind the Orient Express and the Cipriani Venice (which we love!), is re-opening a prestigious hotel on Sloane Street. Built in 1887, The Cadogan was the location of Oscar Wilde’s infamous arrest. 54 large rooms, refurbished public areas and a gourmet restaurant opening out onto Sloane Street will be on offer at this stunning new property.
Great Scotland Yard Hotel
The original Scotland Yard HQ is being transformed into a luxury hotel will be launched as a new five-star luxury London hotel with rooms costing up to £10,000 a night following a £110 million refurbishment. The building was home to Scotland Yard from 1829 until 1890 and investigations into the likes of Jack The Ripper were centred here. This new luxury hotel will have 236 rooms, and restaurant, bar and function facilities. This sensitive conversion has replaced the 1980s additions while adding new attic storeys and maintaining the principle elements of the original building. This will be an opportunity to stay in a slice of history.
You may also want to read my best executive club lounges in London hotels.
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