Jumeirah Group has revealed plans to give its flagship London hotel – Jumeirah Carlton Tower – a complete makeover.
The extensive refurbishment project will cover all areas of the seventeen-storey building, which is located in the heart of London’s fashionable Knightsbridge.
London-based design studio 1508 London has been appointed to reimagine the iconic property and will draw on the Jumeirah Carlton Tower’s history and prestige within the local community, its quintessential London location and modernist architecture as inspiration for its designs.
The redesign is expected to begin on 1 September 2019 with a planned completion date of summer 2020. During this time, the hotel will stop receiving guests to allow for the comprehensive works to take place.
Interiors will be significantly remodelled to include a redesigned and enriched guest arrival experience at the hotel lobby entrance, the creation of a celebrity destination restaurant on Sloane Street, a rejuvenated rooftop health club overlooking Cadogan Gardens and a new state-of-the-art design Spa, with 20m indoor pool.
All guestrooms and suites are planned to be completely refurbished to a new level of luxury standards. The number of keys will reduce from 216 to 188 with the introduction of new Signature Suites and Junior Suites, which will capitalise on the hotel’s stunning views of the London skyline and the private Cadogan Place Gardens.
Opening its doors in 1961 as The Carlton Tower, the hotel gained an international reputation as a beacon of British style and sophistication. It was the first modern five-star property to open in London’s chic Knightsbridge district, and at the time, was the tallest hotel in London.
Jumeirah, which is attending inVOYAGE for the first time this year, currently operates a global portfolio of 24 luxury hotels, including the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai.