Marriott has confirmed that The Westbury hotel in London’s Mayfair is to become a St Regis property.
The hotel – which is located on the corner of Bond Street and Conduit Street – had been trading under Marriott’s Luxury Collection brand, before closing for refurbishment last year and auctioning off its furniture and fittings.
A spokesperson for Marriott told Business Traveller that the hotel would be rebranded as The St Regis London following a £90 million transformation.
The hotel is expected to reopen in 2023, with an additional eighth floor being added to the existing property.
Features will include 196 rooms and suites designed by Peter Newman-Earp of Morrison Design, with interiors by Richmond International.
An extension to the rear of the property will create “enhanced public areas”, and the building’s facade and drop-off area will be renovated.
The Polo Bar will be retained, and there are plans for a signature restaurant, speakeasy jazz bar, fitness centre and spa.
There are currently no St Regis properties in London – The Lanesborough previously traded under the brand, but was reflagged under the Oetker Collection in 2015.
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Commenting on the news George Fleck, vice president and global brand leader, St Regis Hotels and Resorts, said:
“This is a pivotal moment for St Regis Hotels and Resorts as we bring this cherished brand to the United Kingdom. St Regis offers an exquisite experience inspired by the exceptional private retreats of its founding family, the Astors, whose commitment to excellence, sophisticated style, and passion for innovation continue to define the guest experience today.
“We are delighted to bring the brand’s timeless legacy, cherished traditions and bespoke service to one of the finest addresses in London, and look forward to becoming the city’s most glamorous destination for locals and travellers alike.”