Jumeirah Group , the global luxury hospitality company, announced that it would reopen its European hotel, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge on June 1st, 2021.
The opening follows the hotel’s most prolonged and most extensive renovation in its history, spanning over 18 months with an overall cost of over £100 million.
Every corner of the 17-story building has been completely redesigned, including a new foyer and reception area. The number of rooms was reduced to 186 from 216 to provide a more spacious and more comfortable residency.
The renovation’s highlights also include a health club, a spa that holds London’s largest 20m swimming pool with natural daylight, a new café, restaurant, a hallway, an events hall, and meeting rooms.
Aaron Kaupp, regional vice president of London Properties, Jumeirah Frankfurt, and general manager of The Carlton Tower Jumeirah said, “We are thrilled to welcome back our valued guests following a significant investment and a complete renovation of the hotel. It now holds new rooms and suites, a new restaurant with a large variety of food and beverage options, as well as a brand-new spa and foyer.”
Kaupp continued, “This landmark opening is set against the backdrop of a pandemic, which has seen the world and our beloved industry face extreme difficulty.”
“The Carlton Tower Jumeirah will be a beacon of hope during a very difficult time for us all.” Said Mr Kaupp.
Located overlooking the world-famous Sloane Street and key London landmarks, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah is a modern, classic, and sophisticated destination with a rich history.
The five-star property initially opened in 1961 as London’s first tower hotel. It was celebrated for being the tallest in London at the time. The Carlton Tower was the epitome of glamour: the place to see and be seen, where international stars came to stay and Chelsea’s socialites flocked to play.
Respectful of the building’s original, clean modernist style, 1508 London has layered the eclectic mix of the architecture of the surrounding mansion blocks and homes, adding soft curved edges, pops of bright colour, and organic-inspired forms throughout.
The hotel’s enviable position overlooking Cadogan Gardens, the private gardens designed in 1804, is further reflected throughout the hotel, reminding guests of their unique access to this covetable green space and tennis courts, normally only open to residents.
Rooms and Suites at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
The 186 beautifully appointed guest rooms have all been renovated to the highest standard, designed to offer a sense of tranquillity with an emphasis on light and space. Almost 50% of the keys at The Carlton Tower are suites, reflecting the hotel patrons’ historical preference for increased space and longer stays.
87 of the rooms and suites have the additional benefit of a balcony, giving guests stunning views across London. Combining a modernist aesthetic with minimal style, the accommodations feature textured wall panelling, furnishings in softer forms, and accents in a warm colour palette influenced by British heritage hues in deep blue, green and maroon, and floor to ceiling marble bathrooms with toiletries by Grown Alchemist.
Newly created is the Royal Suite, the hotel’s most exclusive residence, featuring three bedrooms with the option to privatise the entire floor for the utmost security and discretion.
Al Mare Restaurant
The hotel’s destination restaurant Al Mare offers a sophisticated, welcoming dining experience imbued with all the charms of Italian cuisine, both familiar and luxurious. The restaurant allows a convivial, gastronomic experience, taking guests on a journey through Italy, and features a theatre kitchen, private dining room, and al fresco dining.
The executive Chef is Italian native Marco Calenzo. Calenzo’s professional journey has taken him to the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, and many other famous destinations, most recently Zuma in London, where he was Executive Chef.
Following the government’s Covid-19 instructions, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah will provide its high-quality services on one side of the foyer while using thermal imaging cameras to reduce crowds.
All rooms have windows to maintain natural ventilation. All spaces in the hotel follow COVID-19 response instructions, such as staff using personal protection equipment.