The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, is introducing its latest luxury hotel offering under The Peninsula brand this September with the soft opening of The Peninsula London.
The newly-built hotel, located at the juncture of Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch, has been designed to embody “the finest British craftsmanship”, according to the owner and operator.
“We are delighted to launch The Peninsula London, which is the culmination of decades of looking for the most exceptional location in London,” said The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, Managing Director and CEO, Clement Kwok.
“We believe that the investment we have made into this project, the dedication of our people and the project teams we have worked with, and the quality and the attention to detail that we have strived for, will make this a unique hotel that we believe will stand out not only in London but globally, and will be one of the most important hotels in our group for generations to come.”
The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited expects the hotel will play an important role in the area for both tourists and locals.
“It is always an important ingredient of The Peninsula that the hotel has been designed and planned not only to service international guests but that it will also become an integral part of the local community,” Kwok said.
“We are very excited to welcome local residents and international visitors to experience this exceptional property and to enjoy The Peninsula’s sophisticated hospitality and service in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.”
The hotel centres around an expansive, off-street courtyard, landscaped in the style of a classic English garden with cascading ivy and wisteria vines.
The accommodation offering includes 190 guest rooms – alongside 25 luxury residences – featuring bespoke furnishings, textiles, artworks, and mahogany-panelled dressing rooms.
The hotel’s contemporary British aesthetic is thanks to exclusive collaborations with acclaimed artists and creators including fashion designer Jenny Packham, perfumier Timothy Han, and more than 40 artists from The Royal Drawing School, whose works appear in the hotel’s public spaces and guest rooms.
The broad range of food and beverage spaces include a rooftop restaurant, a tasting lounge and cigar storage, a collection of spaces inspired by classic British aviation and motorsport as well as an innovative Chinese restaurant and afternoon tea venue in the lobby.
The spa and wellness offering includes a fitness centre, a 25-metre indoor swimming pool and a dedicated digital Wellness Portal for in-room use.
Special-event venues opening later this year include the pillarless St. George Ballroom with access to back-of-house elevators large enough for motorcars, and an intimate private cinema.
The ground-floor retail arcade includes nine luxury boutiques such as Asprey London, DMR – David M Robinson Jewellery and Watches, Mouawad, Moussaieff Diamond and a floral shop.
The hotel is also home to Topaz Detailing, one of the world’s most exclusive detailing and paint protection film specialist for supercars.