Dubai's Jumeirah plans revamp of flagship London hotel

Jumeirah Group announces facelift for the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in the heart of London's fashionable Knightsbridge
Dubai's Jumeirah plans revamp of flagship London hotel
The anticipated hotel’s transformation is expected to begin in September with a planned completion date of summer 2020.
By Sam Bridge
Thu 07 Mar 2019 07:00 PM

Dubai-based Jumeirah Group on Thursday announced its plans to refurbish the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, its flagship hotel in the heart of London’s fashionable Knightsbridge.

The anticipated hotel’s transformation is expected to begin in September with a planned completion date of summer 2020.

During this time, the hotel will stop receiving guests to allow for the comprehensive works to take place, the company said in a statement.

The extensive refurbishment project will cover all areas of the 17-storey building, it said, adding that interiors will be significantly remodelled to include a redesigned hotel lobby, the creation of a celebrity destination restaurant on Sloane Street, a rejuvenated rooftop health club and a new spa.

All guestrooms and suites are planned to be refurbished to a new level of luxury standards, with the number of keys reducing from 216 to 188 with the introduction of new Signature Suites and Junior Suites.

London-based design studio 1508 London has been appointed to work on the refurbishment.

José Silva, CEO of Jumeirah Group, said: “We are thrilled to announce our plans for the complete refurbishment of Jumeirah Carlton Tower. This project is a significant investment in the heart of Knightsbridge and is undertaken with the greatest attention to detail.

"A priority is to ensure that the new Jumeirah Carlton Tower will continue to be a cornerstone for the local community as well as an undisputed leader in the luxury hospitality world. This stunning re-imagining will contribute greatly to the repositioning of Jumeirah globally.”

Opening its doors in 1961 as The Carlton Tower, the hotel was the first modern five-star property to open in London’s chic Knightsbridge district, and at the time, was the tallest hotel in London.

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