The Peninsula London, the first British hotel from the almost century-old Peninsula brand, opens today between Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch.
Located in the heart of Belgravia, close to Buckingham Palace, Knightsbridge and other iconic London attractions, the 190-key hotel was designed by Hopkins Architect with interiors by Peter Marino. The hotel’s quintessentially British aesthetic is the result of exclusive collaborations with some of the UK’s most acclaimed artists and creators, including fashion designer Jenny Packham, perfumier Timothy Han, and more than 40 artists from The Royal Drawing School.
“It’s a proud moment for me and my team, to open the doors of The Peninsula London to our first guests. We are very excited to welcome local residents and international visitors alike, to experience this exceptional property and to enjoy The Peninsula’s sophisticated hospitality and service in one of the world’s most dynamic cities,” said Sonja Vodusek, managing director of The Peninsula London. “This exceptional hotel has been a complex and creative project, many years in the making. The Peninsula searched for the perfect location in London for over three decades, and no after much craft, care and consideration, and through the dedication of our people we hope our hotel will stand out not only in London but globally for generations to come.”
Highlights of the property include:
- An expansive, off-street courtyard, landscaped by designer Enzo Enea with climbing jasmine and wisteria vines, and two 120-year-old Japanese maples
- A fleet of luxury automobiles, which includes Rolls-Royce Phantom IIs, hybrid Bentley Bentaygas, an electrified 1960 vintage Austin taxi, and a restored 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom Sedanca de Ville
- Bespoke furnishings, textiles, and original artworks in all 190 guestrooms and suites, which also feature mahogany-paneled dressing rooms and bathrooms of honey onyx stoneware
- Six restaurants, bars, and lounges, including The Lobby, which offers traditional Peninsula Afternoon Tea, and Brooklands, a signature rooftop restaurant (opening in October) that will showcase modern British cuisine from Michelin-starred chef director Claude Bosi
The property will also be home to The Peninsula Spa and Wellness Centre, opening in November; a ground-floor retail arcade with nine luxury boutiques, opening before Christmas; and a range of special-event venues (St. George Ballroom, conference rooms, private cinema, etc.) equipped with state-of-the-art technology, which will be available in November.