There are very few residences that can call Buckingham Palace a neighbour. Set to open its doors later this year, London’s latest luxury hotel, the Peninsula London, will become one of them.
While it isn’t right beside the Palace, Peninsula London overlooks Hyde Park Corner and the Wellington Arch in elegant Belgravia, one of the city’s most exclusive neighbourhoods.
The new five-star hotel will be part of the award-winning luxury Peninsula hotel chain that isn’t known for its subtlety. The group’s hotels in Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and Beverly Hills deliver plenty of luxurious features and the Peninsula London will be no exception.
Arguably the hotel’s showpiece is an automotive-themed rooftop restaurant displaying a scale model of the Concorde helmed by two Michelin-starred chef, Claude Bosi.
Designed by renowned British firm Hopkins Architects, the world-class 21st-century hotel captures the heritage and grandeur of the area whilst showcasing the best of British culture, art and cuisine.
Gliding past a cobble-paved central forecourt, guests will enter via the Peninsula’s signature Lobby and find 190 exquisitely styled guest rooms and suites, as well as 25 luxury residences for sale. Luxury amenities will include The Penisula Spa delivering wellness and beauty treatments, and a grand ballroom hosting glamourous events.
Dining at the Peninsula London will also be an opulent affair. The hotel’s rooftop restaurant Brooklands was designed by architect Archer Humphryes to celebrate the classic eras of British aviation and motorsport. An automotive/aeronautical theme is created using racing memorabilia and a cigar-tasting lounge will incorporate a walk-in humidor.
Two Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi controls the kitchen where a menu presents contemporary European cuisine.
On the ground floor at the Canton Blue restaurant, guests will be treated to the flavoursome union of Asian and British cultures thanks to creative dishes from chef Dicky To.
If this isn’t enough to get your tastebuds tingling, there’s also a Lobby restaurant where diners will be able to enjoy the Peninsula’s signature afternoon tea and classic meals to the backdrop of daily live music.
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The premises will also host a one-storey shopping arcade where nine retail shops will undoubtedly offer Peninsula’s exquisite shopping experience from international luxury brands.
To add to the luxuries, a regal fleet of cars such as Bentleys and Rolls-Royces will be parked at the hotel’s entrance ready to chauffeur residents.
The Peninsula is also a unique display of British artisanship. The around 500-strong staff will be dressed in a ‘1960s-era inspired wardrobe’ designed by Kate Middleton’s dressmaker Jenny Packham.
The hotel’s guestrooms are adorned with original artwork by artists from the Royal Drawing School, founded by King Charles III and British perfumer Timothy Han has created a unique fragrance for the guest bathroom products.
The Peninsula London is set to open its doors in the coming months while its 25 exclusive luxury residences are currently for sale.
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