Marriott International will open its first Autograph Collection Residences property in London.
Slated to open by 2024, The Lucan, Autograph Collection Residences will include 31 residences in the capital’s Chelsea neighbourhood.
Located within a historic redeveloped red-brick property just off the renowned Kings Road, the residential property is between Sloane Square and South Kensington underground stations and close to Harrods, the Saatchi Art Gallery and the Royal Court Theatre.
The brand is described as a collection of “independently designed homes, handpicked for their creative vision, heartfelt design and authentic sense of place”.
The 31 residences will include one-, two- and three-bed units as well as a penthouse, with design by British luxury interiors studio Rive Gauche. Facilities will include a state-of-the-art gym and 24-hour valet service with underground parking.
Services will include housekeeping, personal trainers, pet care, floristry, and a 24-hour concierge (known as the Luminaries).
Marriott International has signed an agreement with Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) for the property, which marks the first standalone residences under the brand in the UK. There is an existing Autograph Collection Residences property in Utah.
Marriott International has nearly 225 residential projects, both open and in the pipeline, across 42 countries and territories. The group has 16 residential brands and expects its global residential portfolio to grow by approximately 60 per cent by 2025.
Jaidev Menezes, regional vice president Mixed-Use Development – EMEA at Marriott International, commented:
“The stunning, historic Chelsea neighborhood in London is such an exciting location for the inaugural standalone Autograph Collection Residences. It truly speaks to the dynamic brand, with its unique perspective and heartfelt design, and we look forward to exploring the future of standalone Autograph Collection Residences.”
Mohammed Al Hassan, Co-CEO of GII. Pankaj Gupta, Co-CEO of GII added:
“We are proud to work with Marriott International to support our debut project in London and introduce this incredible residential brand to a community rich with history and London’s best lifestyle options.
“Autograph Collection Residences are renowned for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, which perfectly fits within Chelsea. The Lucan, Autograph Collection Residences will be a perfect addition to the community.”
See our feature: What is Marriott’s Autograph Collection?