Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is set to open its third hotel in the British capital in 2028, situated on London’s South Bank.

The luxury hotel group has an existing property in Knightsbridge – Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park – and is set to open its second hotel in the English capital this summer, located on Hanover Square in Mayfair.

Mandarin Oriental Bankside will join the two hotels in five years’ time and form part of the 2.2 hectare mixed-use Bankside Yards development, a project which is designed to reconnect the space between the Tate Modern and Blackfriars Station.

Bankside Yards will comprise eight new buildings with offices, housing, bars, restaurants and cultural space, with 14 Victorian railway arches restored and made publicly accessible for the first time in 150 years.

Mandarin Oriental Bankside will occupy a contemporary standalone building and include a 171-room hotel and 70 branded residences, the latter of which will include a sky lobby lounge, private roof garden and parking.

Further hotel facilities will include four culinary outlets across the first and 19th floor, a dedicated events spaces and a spa with a 25-metre lap pool, a fitness centre and treatment rooms.

James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, commented:

“We are excited to announce the development of Mandarin Oriental Bankside, London, which will be a significant addition to the Bankside Yards development and our third Mandarin Oriental property in London. We look forward to working with our partners to create a world-class hotel and branded residences that will undoubtedly become a landmark destination in London’s South Bank.”

The wider Bankside Yards development plans to be the UK’s first operationally fossil fuel-free major mixed-use development, with all electrical power coming from fully renewable sources.

The Mandarin Oriental property is being developed by an international real estate consortium including Hotel Properties Limited, Native Land Limited and Amcorp Properties Berhad.

The group also has plans to open its second Greek property in Athens in 2027, as well as a new resort property situated on a cluster of private islands in the Maldives in 2025. The group operates a total of 36 hotels and nine residences in 24 countries and territories.

For more details on forthcoming hotel openings in the English capital, see our feature:

New and upcoming hotels in London (2023)