London is world-renowned for its hyper-luxury hotels such as The Ritz, 45 Park Lane, The Athenaeum, and The Beaumont. But with no shortage of demand for world-class hotels and serviced apartments in London, new high-end hotels open are being opened in the capital every year. Some are new developments, and some are reimaginations of buildings steeped in history.
They’re the creations of some of the world’s leading property developers, including Sameer Gehlaut, founder of Mayfair based developer Clivedale, and Hong Kong hotel group Peninsula.
Read on for the five most anticipated hotels and residences opening in London in 2023.
Mandarin Oriental Mayfair
The Residences at the Mandarin Oriental Mayfair are due for completion in Spring 2023. Situated on Hanover Square – Mayfair’s oldest square – the development is an innovative merger of private homes and the unrivalled amenities and 5-star service that the Mandarin Oriental is renowned for. Guests will enjoy the finest dining, 24-hour concierge, and chauffeur services, among other benefits.
Developed by Clivedale, owned by super-prime property developer Sameer Gehlaut, the development entails a range of suites; one-to-three-bedroom apartments; and two rooftop penthouses – all across 190,000 sq. ft., with an additional 4500 sq. ft. of retail space.
Clivedale commissioned well-known architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), and interior designer Thomas Juul-Hansen. Their designs accommodate a hotel restaurant and bar; opulent spa; 25m heated pool; sauna and steam room; and state-of-the-art gym.
The Peninsula London
Also due to be completed in Spring 2023, this exciting development is the first venture into London for the Hong Kong hotel group Peninsula – famed for its Rolls-Royce fleets, exceptional service, and crisp-suited bellboys. The Peninsula will overlook Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner in the heart of Belgravia.
The development will host 190 guest rooms and has 25 luxury residences up for sale. Its spa will offer wellness and beauty treatments, while the grand ballroom will host glamorous events. Nine boutique retail stores will be available across 11,840 sq. ft. of shopping space. The New-York-based architect Peter-Marino was enlisted to design the building and its luxury spaces.
1 Hotel Mayfair
1 Hotel Mayfair will be a sustainable, luxury hotel located on Berkeley Street and overlooking Green Park. It is the latest project of 1 Hotels and has a sister property named 1 West Hollywood in Los Angeles. According to the developer’s Chairman Barry Sternlicht, “1 is more than a hotel – it’s a philosophy and a platform for change.”
Due to be completed early in 2023, the green-thinking hotel will bring the outside in whenever possible. Flooring in all guest rooms will be crafted from fallen trees from local parks. All materials will be sourced from the British Isles, including reclaimed wood from West Sussex, Yorkshire stone, and Welsh slate.
It is a large development, encompassing 181 rooms and 52 suites, as well as the famous Bamford Wellness Spa and a bespoke fitness centre. There will also be an in-house restaurant called Dovetail, headed up by two Michelin Star chef Tom Sellers.
The OWO Residences
Luxury hotel chain Raffles, which originated in Singapore, will open its first London hotel this year, moments away from St. James’s Park, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament, right in the heart of Westminster. In 2016 they purchased, for £350 million, the Old War Offices, a Grade II listed landmark.
They have transformed the building into a luxury hotel, The OWO Residences, that will host 120 rooms and 85 private residences. Guests can also enjoy a cinema room, residents lounges, wellness spaces, and even a ballroom. There will be a total of nine restaurants, three of which will be led by chef Mauro Colagreco, the three-Michelin star Italian-Argentine chef, as well as two large bars.
The latest member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Collection will open its doors in London in July 2023, at the intersection of Marylebone and Mayfair in the West End. The hotel will boast 199 rooms and 29 suites – the largest of which, the Presidential Suite, will offer views across central London, a private elevator lobby, guest entrance, and an outdoor terrace.
Amenities at the BoTree will include bars, two destination restaurants, a live music club, boutique screening rooms, and a fitness centre. Amsterdam-based designer Concrete has been tasked with the expansive exteriors and will make full use of colourful natural fabrics and eclectic textures. The BoTree combines luxury standards with a purpose-driven, conscious approach.