London´s new Peninsula Hotel

London´s new Peninsula Hotel
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Inside the brand-new Peninsula Hotel London

One of the world’s leading luxury hotel brands, Peninsula has put the finishing touches on their Hyde Park Corner hotel in the heart of London.

London’s new Peninsula Hotel has set a tentative opening date for September 2023, and is set to be one of the year’s most anticipated hotel openings. The hotel was first announced in 2015 and is located on Hyde Park Corner, featuring 190 rooms and suites, along with 25 private residences and a selection of shops, restaurants and bars, having undergone an almost £1bn renovation.

The Peninsula has been designed by Hopkins Architects and retains signature features, such as the hotel’s iconic Rolls Royces which are available for guest use. However, the hotel will also have additional luxury vehicles including a fleet of Bentleys and an Austin taxi. The interiors have been designed in classic Peninsula style, with the light, spacious rooms featuring modern artwork and gold furnishing.

Rooms and suites offer a range of amenities, from private balconies and terraces to a private screening room and fitness suite in the top-end Peninsula Suite. The 200 pieces of original artwork in the rooms were commissioned from artists at The Royal Drawing School, while the bathroom toiletries all have a scent curated by expert perfumer Timothy Han. The private residences, many of which have reportedly already been purchased overseas investors, will have their own private entrance and pool.

Guests will not be short of culinary options, despite having London’s unparalleled dining scene on the doorstep. The European rooftop restaurant Brooklands, will be headed up by Michelin-starred Chef Claude Bosí and has a to-scale model of a Concorde dangling above the outdoor terrace. The hotel also houses a classic car-themed bar decorated with racing memorabilia, a cigar tasting lounge, 450-pax ballroom, and the Canton Blue restaurant serving dishes suggestive of the Peninsula’s heritage, created by Chef Dicky To. On the ground floor, guests can enjoy a signature afternoon tea, as in every Peninsula hotel around the world, as well as an all-day menu. The Peninsula drafted in renowned brands to collaborate with, including Coates and Seely, who have provided two cuvées specifically for the hotel and designer Richard Brendon, who has provided the porcelain tableware.

Extensive spa

Finally, the hotel will be home to an extensive spa, containing a 25-meter swimming pool, gym and treatment rooms for enjoying a large menu of massages, scrubs and salon treatments. Additionally, there is a retail arcade, with nine as-yet-unannounced shops, however confirmed brands so far include Asprey and luxury jeweller Mouawad. Other details that have been intricately woven into every aspect of the hotel include the staff uniforms, which have been designed by renowned fashion designer Jenny Packham to celebrate British aesthetic. Although exact prices have not yet been confirmed and depend on boking dates, room rates are expected to start at around £1,300 per night.

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