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Forthcoming London hotels

31 Jan 2024 by Mark Caswell
Aerial view of London (istock.com/John_Lamb)

Our new and upcoming London hotels feature was begin to creak under the sheer weight of properties, so we’ve split it out into two pages.

For our round-up of over 50 hotels which have opened in the UK capital between April 2021 and early 2024 (including links to over 20 Tried and Tested reviews), click here.

Meanwhile this page takes a look at London hotels set to open in 2024 and beyond, and will be updated periodically as new properties are announced…

Hyde Paradox Hotel London City

View of The Old Bailey Central Criminal Court from St Paul's Cathedral (istock.com/fotoVoyager)

Hyde Hotels has announced that its first European property will open in early 2024, occupying the redeveloped 15 Old Bailey.

The seven-storey building – which dates back to 1874 – will feature 110 rooms, two restaurants and a speakeasy bar.

The Hyde brand forms part of Accor’s global lifestyle hotel partnership with UK-based developer Ennismore, which was announced in late 2020.

all.accor.com

Art’otel London Hoxton

Art'otel London Hoxton

PPHE Hotel Group has announced a March 2024 opening date for its long-awaited art’otel London Hoxton property.

Business Traveller first reported on plans for the hotel way back in 2008, and planning consent was granted by Hackney Council for an improved and final development scheme in 2019, with funding secured in 2020.

The 357-room hotel will feature a 25th floor destination restaurant, as well as a ground floor café and bar with outdoor terrace, and a first floor restaurant, bar and lounge.

Other facilities will include an indoor swimming pool, a spa with four treatment rooms, sauna, and steam room, and a skyline gym on the 26th floor.

artotels.com

Ruby Stella

The Vine Hill development in Clerkenwell

Lean luxury brand Ruby Hotels will open a 153-room property in London’s Clerkenwell in March 2024.

Ruby Stella will form part of a mixed-use development which will also feature offices and nine new-build affordable residential units.

The development will see a two-storey extension and private terraces added to the existing Victorian Ragged School building, with the offices scheduled to be completed in February 2023, followed by the hotel and residential units next year.

rubyhotels.com

The Emory

The Emory (image supplied by LM Communications)

Maybourne has set an April opening date for its latest London property. The Emory is housed within a new building in the capital’s Knightsbridge district, designed by the late Richard Rogers, and Ivan Harbour of architectural firm RSHP.

The property’s entrance will be on Old Barrack Yard, and it will feature “a striking ‘sails’ structure soaring above the treetops of Hyde Park”. Features will include 60 suites over nine floors, with each floor showcasing different interior designers.

There will be a private guest-only rooftop space with access to Bar 33 and The Emory Cigar Merchants, and other facilities will include Surrenne wellness club featuring a 22-metre swimming pool, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant abc kitchens, with a glass facade offering views of Hyde Park and Kensington.

the-emory.co.uk

Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will open its second London hotel in spring 2024.

Mandarin Oriental Mayfair is located on Hanover Square, with the building’s design by Rogers Stick Harbour and Partners. The property will include 50 rooms and suites designed by UK-based Studio Indigo, and there will also be 78 private residences.

Interior design will be led by Tokyo-based studio Curiosity, with a decor based on a concept of ‘a hub of nature and art’, and the hotel will be home to award-winning chef Akira Back’s first namesake restaurant in the UK, along with his A Bar Lounge concept.

On the leisure front, there will be a spa “focused on renewal and recalibration” with an indoor 25-metre swimming pool, sauna, vitality pool, relaxation room and bespoke treatments.

mandarinoriental.com

YOTELPAD London Stratford

YOTELPAD Stratford Render (image provided by Hue Cry Agency)

YOTEL is opening its first property under its YOTELPAD aparthotel brand outside of the US, with an opening in London’s Stratford in 2024.

The new-build YOTELPAD London Stratford will be located on Broadway, close to Westfield Shopping Centre, and include 62 studios, a 24-hour reception area, a grab-and-go area and laundry facilities.

The extended-stay property will be bookable from one-night to monthly stays, and F&B and retail spaces are set to join later in 2024.

yotel.com

Sircle London

Sircle London (image from Sircle Hospitality)

Hospitality group Sircle Collection has unveiled a new hotel brand and plans to open a London property in 2024.

Sircle Hotels brand will sit alongside existing brands within the Sircle Collection including Sir Hotels, Max Brown Hotels and Park Centraal Hotels.

The 81-room Sircle London is scheduled to open this autumn, and will be housed within an existing building on Devonshire Square close to Liverpool Street station.

Features will include Seven North restaurant by Israeli chef Eyal Shani, as well as The Cover members club, a yoga studio and fitness centre,  and an outdoor botanical courtyard.

sirclehotels.com

Six Senses London

Six Senses at The Whiteley. Courtesy of The Whiteley

Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas will open its first UK property in West London in 2024.

The 110-room Six Senses London will be located within the former Whiteleys department store in Bayswater.

Facilities will include a 20-metre swimming pool, indoor Padel court, fitness centre, steam room, sauna and Six Senses spa, alongside a bar and all-day dining restaurant with open kitchen and indoor and out door seating.

The 1,300 sqm ground floor will be inspired by the brand’s “connection to people and nature”, with the lobby featuring plants, textured fabrics, bespoke flooring, reclaimed wood furniture and upholstery in natural tones, while glass display cabinets will flank the walls.

sixsenses.com

CitizenM London Olympia

Olympia, credit @wearenarritiv

Dutch hotel group citizenM is to open its fifth London hotel in 2025. The property will be located in the transformed Olympia London exhibition centre on Hammersmith Road, which is set to open in 2023 following a £1.3 billion regeneration led by Yoo Capital and Deutsche Finance International.

The mixed-use development will also feature a live music venue owned by entertainment company AEG, a 196-room Hyatt Regency property (see below) and conference centres.

CitizenM London Olympia will include 145 rooms, three meeting rooms, and a living room open to the public in the listed historic Apex room. Interiors will be designed by Amsterdam-based partner Concrete and will feature furniture from Vitra, one of citizenM’s long-term collaborators.

citizenm.com

Park Hyatt London River Thames

Park Hyatt London River Thames Lobby

Hyatt is set to open its first Park Hyatt property in the UK in late 2024, located in London’s Nine Elms area on the south bank of the River Thames.

The 203-room property will be located within R&F UK’s Nine Elms development, a mixed-use project which will also comprise 2,300 apartments and over 11,150 sqm of commercial space.

This will include the company’s One Thames City development, made up of premium residences, hotels, shops, a park and restaurants. The hotel will have a secure executive wing and event spaces, including a large ballroom, targeting both business and government travellers due to its proximity to the new US embassy.

hyatt.com

St Regis London

Rendering of The St Regis London

The Westbury hotel in London’s Mayfair is set to become a St Regis property, with an expected reopening date of 2024.

The hotel will be rebranded as The St Regis London following a £90 million transformation, 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.

marriott.com

The Newman

Rendering of The Newman (image supplied by The M Collective)

Recently launched hospitality management company Kinsfolk & Co has confirmed that its first London hotel will open in winter 2024 at 50 Newman Street in Fitzrovia.

The Newman will feature 81 rooms and suites – some with private balconies – as well as a European brasserie, cocktail bar, a spa with hot and cold experience cabins, an active salt therapy room and a hydrotherapy pool, and two private event and dining rooms.

The hotel is being designed by Pernille Lind and Richy Almond of Lind + Almond, and will include nods to “the area’s inspiring character and characters, such as Nancy Cunard, once Fitzrovia’s bohemian queen, whose iconic bangles and polka dots subtly permeate the design narrative”.

thenewman.com

FURTHER AHEAD

Rendering of the new Rosewood hotel, to be housed within the former US Embassy in London
  • Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has confirmed that its new London property will be named The Chancery Rosewood, a nod to the building within which it will be housed in Mayfair. The 139-room hotel is being built within the former US Embassy on Grosvenor Square, and is scheduled to open in 2025, with interior design being led by French architect and designer Joseph Dirand.
  • Travelodge is set to open a Chiswick hotel in the first quarter of 2025. The 113-room new-build property will be located next to Chiswick Roundabout and Chiswick Flyover, and around 400 metres from Chiswick Business Park.
  • Zetter Hotels will open its third boutique property in London in 2025, with the Zetter Bloomsbury being housed within six 300-year-old townhouses on Montague Street – formerly occupied by Grange White Hall hotel. Features are set to include 72 rooms and suites, a restaurant, gym and quaint garden.
  • IHG Hotels and Resorts plans to open the sixth property under its Hotel Indigo brand in London. Signed in partnership with the Lancaster Landmark Hotel Company, the existing K West Hotel and Spa will undergo a significant refurbishment and reopen under the Hotel Indigo brand in spring 2025.
Admiralty Arch (image supplied by Hilton)
  • The long-awaited transformation of London’s Admiralty Arch into a luxury hotel is now expected in 2025, following the purchase of the building by Reuben Brothers in 2022. Plans to convert the Grade I listed building – located at the end of The Mall and across from Trafalgar Square – were first announced just over a decade ago, and an agreement for the property to join Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria brand was unveiled in 2017.
  • PPHE Hotel Group has announced plans to develop a “predominantly subterranean” hotel on Vauxhall Bridge Road close to London Victoria station. The group operates the existing Park Plaza Victoria London, and has been granted planning approval to convert 6,500 sqm of the property into a new 179-room hotel.
  • Z Hotels has announced plans for its 12th London property, located adjacent to Leicester Square. The group has secured a £23 million loan from OakNorth Bank and ASK Partners, to acquire and convert a five storey office building on Charing Cross Road into a hotel offering between 81 and 95 rooms.
  • Whitbread has announced plans for its latest City of London hotel, following the acquisition of an office building next to Fenchurch Street station. Premier Inn’s owner has acquired the 1970s New London House building on London Street for £56.5 million, and plans to convert it into a hotel-led mixed use development.
CGI image of the redeveloped Saville Theatre (image supplied by Purple PR)
  • Plans have been unveiled for the redevelopment and restoration of The Saville Theatre on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is “exploring the venue as its first permanent home in the UK”, and the plans also include a hotel within the development by Dutch group citizenM.
  • Bain Capital Special Situations and Orka Investments Limited have received planning permission to convert the former Park Lane Mews Hotel in London’s Mayfair district into an 82-room luxury property, featuring a signature restaurant, lobby bar and café, and a private members’ space.
  • The Ascott Ltd has announced plans to add the first property under The Crest Collection in the UK. The existing Cavendish London – located on Jermyn Street behind Fortnum & Mason in London’s Mayfair district – is set to be rebranded as a Crest Collection hotel following refurbishment. The hotel will undergo a year-long phased renovation project starting in the fourth quarter of 2024.
  • Whitbread has secured planning permission for a new Hub by Premier Inn property in London’s Square Mile. The hotel will be housed within the former Snow Hill Police Station off Holborn Viaduct, with the building’s Grade II listed facade being retained. Plans call for a new atrium to be built behind the facade, with the rest of the building remodelled to accommodate 219 rooms.
The facade of the forthcoming Snow Hill Hub by Premier Inn
  • Ruby Group has announced plans for a 169-room hotel in Southwark. The hotel will be built in a new landscaped public space called Friars Yard at 160 Blackfriars Road, and will comprise 169 rooms over seven floors, as well as an inner courtyard, 24-hour bar, café and lounge on the ground floor.
  • Hyatt has announced plans for its second Regency property in London, to be located on the redeveloped Olympia London exhibition centre site along with the citizenM London Olympia. The 196-room Hyatt Regency London Olympia will be directly connected to the convention centre and will include a restaurant and lobby lounge with bar and market area, as well as four meeting rooms.
  • Dublin-based aparthotel operator Staycity has announced plans for a new-build property in London’s Stratford. The £40 million project will see a 240-unit aparthotel being built on land close to Westfield Stratford City shopping centre and Stratford Underground and rail station. The property is scheduled to open in the second half of 2026, and will feature a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments, as well as a fitness centre, cafe, bar, lounge, guest laundry and shop.
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is set to open its third hotel in the British capital in 2028, situated on London’s South Bank. Mandarin Oriental Bankside will 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.
  • Fasano Group is set to open its first UK property, with plans to develop a hotel in London’s Mayfair district. There are currently no further details on the property or its planned opening date, but the PR company representing the group in the UK confirmed the news in a press release unveiling Fasano’s latest Brazilian hotel.
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