There has been an array of new luxury hotels in London opening recently, and there is more to come. Lots of luxury hotel brands are opening new hotels across London in 2023. Hopefully, the extra capacity may mean prices start to come down slightly.
The Mandarin Oriental Mayfair is set to open its doors for Autumn 2023, and a third Mandarin Oriental property – Bankside, has been announced for 2028.
The Park Hyatt River Thames is due to open in late 2023, and Raffles London at the OWO has just opened its reservations from 9 October 2023.
Lots more new additions have also been announced. Don’t forget to check with our luxury travel agent partners GTC, before booking a luxury hotel. Their rates are the same as the hotel’s flexible rate but include lots of perks like upgrades, free breakfast and hotel credit.
Here’s a closer look at the new luxury hotels in London.
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1 Hotel Mayfair – Opened 13th July
This hotel is the first 1hotel in London, a brand usually known for luxury hotels across North America.
The 1 Hotel Mayfair has 184 rooms and suites and is located on Berkeley Street in the former place of the Holiday Inn London Mayfair, with some rooms with views over Green Park. There are king rooms, rooms with two doubles and plenty of suites.
The hotel aims to be London’s first mission-driven luxury hotel in a new era of environmentally conscious luxury hospitality. There has been a huge focus on sustainability when building the hotel, such as making the flooring out of fallen trees from local parks and using Uk materials such as Yorkshire Stone and Welsh slate.
Two Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers, helms Dovetail’s in-house restaurant. In line with the hotel’s ethos, the restaurant will focus on seasonal, organic, and locally sourced ingredients.
An adjacent cocktail bar, a neighbourhood coffee shop and a lobby bar provide many options for a drink!
The hotel also houses a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a Bamford Wellness Spa.
The Audi e‑tron electric car is available for a chauffeur service on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Botree Marylebone – 15 September
The Botree Marylebone aims to blend the distinctive village-like spirit of the city with the glamour of its illustrious sister hotels, the award-winning Middle Eight and The Guardsman Hotel.
There will be 199 rooms, including 29 spacious suites, which will encapsulate a home-like atmosphere, with a reception space separated by sliding panels that lead to the bedroom and lounge areas.
The hotel will have two destination restaurants. One will be perched atop the hotel, offering panoramic rooftop views. A live music club on the premises aims to capture the spirit of London.
A private screening room for film fans will offer an intimate cinema experience within the hotel. If you’re into fitness, there’s also a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
The hotel is accepting bookings for after its launch on 15 September. The BoTree will open as a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ prestigious Legend Collection and rates at The BoTree will start from £660 (USD $840) for a Deluxe Room.
The Peninsula London – 12th September 2023
The Peninsula will open its first UK hotel at one of the most esteemed addresses in London, overlooking Buckingham Palace from Hyde Park Corner and alongside Wellington Arch.
The Peninsula London will have 190 rooms and suites curated by renowned designer Peter Marino. The average room size is touted to be the largest in the city and captures an atmosphere of sophistication and exclusivity.
Rooms range from the deluxe room with views of the English courtyard to junior, superior and premier suites. Each suite will house a dressing room and in-room features like mood lighting and music on demand.
Dining choices include the rooftop restaurant Brooklands, helmed by Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi, to the theatrically opulent Canton Blue, curated by chef Dicky Ho.
The hotel will feature a spa and wellness centre, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, saunas, steam rooms, and seven treatment rooms.
The Peninsula London will also have a grand ballroom and a shopping arcade housing luxury brands such as Asprey and in-house florist Moyses Stevens, creating a holistic leisure destination under one roof.
A fleet of Rolls Royces will be at your disposal, ready to chauffeur within a 20-minute radius!
Raffles London at The OWO – 9th October 2023
Raffles at the OWO is set within the grade II listed Old War Office on Whitehall’s corner, where Winston Churchhill and Ian Fleming have walked the halls. The hotel has a blend of history, luxury, and unique design.
The hotel has 120 rooms and suites by designer Thierry Despont. The coveted corner turret suites offer fantastic views over Horse Guards and St. James’s Park. Rooms go from the deluxe double room to a huge range of suites.
Raffles London at the OWO focuses on holistic wellness, with the capital’s first Guerlain branded health club by Pillar featuring an indoor pool and sauna.
There are a range of dining options, including 11 restaurants and 3 bars. Make sure you visit the rooftop restaurant and bar overlooking Whitehall.
This is another good opportunity to collect Accor status nights and progress through the loyalty programme.
Mandarin Oriental Mayfair Hanover Square – Autumn 2023
The Mandarin Oriental Mayfair will be the second London location of the Mandarin Oriental hotel group. This new addition aims to be a boutique sanctuary with 50 guest rooms and suites.
This is a good pick if you like hotels with many wellness facilities. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair is centred on ‘renewal and recalibration’ and will offer a tranquil haven. The spa houses a 25m indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna, vitality pools, a relaxation lounge, and a fitness centre, complete with bespoke wellness treatments. The Mandarin spas are normally excellent and luxurious, so hopefully this will not be an exception.
As for dining, the Mandarin Oriental Hanover Square will be home to the first UK restaurants of Michelin-starred chef Akira Back. His chic outlet, Akira Back, promises all-day dining, while Dosa offers a theatrical culinary experience with Korean specialities.
The destination cocktail bar, ABar, and ABar rooftop promise tantalizing cuisine, intricate cocktails, and unparalleled panoramic views.
Just Announced – Mandarin Oriental Bankside – 2028
The Mandarin Oriental Bankside will join the Mandarin OrientalMayfair and the existing Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in five years as part of the new Bankside Yards development, reconnecting the space between the Tate Modern and Blackfriars Station.
The hotel will have 171 rooms as well as 70 branded residences. There will be four restaurants across the 1st and 19th floor, an events space, a spa with a 25m pool, treatment rooms, and a fitness centre.
Park Hyatt London River Thames – Early 2024
In the first quarter of 2024, the UK’s first Park Hyatt property will open its doors. The Park Hyatt will be located in the Nine Elms district on the south bank of the River Thames, near the US embassy.
The Park Hyatt London River Thames Hotel is part of Thames City development of the area building housing, a park and opening more restaurants. Plans for the 203-room hotel include an executive wing, lots of event space and a large ballroom.
The spa will feature an indoor pool, nail salon and relaxation lounges, a fitness room with river views and even a yoga studio.
For dining, the all-day restaurant will serve fresh meals across all cuisines with à la carte and buffet options. There’s also an Asian restaurant which promises an authentic flavour. After a day in London, the wine bar is a lovely setting to unwind. You can also have cocktails and finger food.
A fifth Hyatt Regency at” London Olympia has also just been announced for 2024, after a recent plethora of new Hyatt openings. Last year, the Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House London Stratford opened near the Olympic Park and Westfield shopping centre. I will be reviewing the Hyatt Regency there in a couple of weeks as the Elizabeth line now makes it very accessible from central London, and it is great value.
In January, the Hyatt Regency Albert Embankment, then more recently in June, the Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars opened after the Crowne Plaza was rebranded and refurbished.