Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, is planning to completely refurbish the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Jumeirah’s flagship hotel in London’s Knightsbridge. The hotel’s transformation is expected to begin on September 1 with a planned completion date of summer 2020.
During this time, the hotel will stop receiving guests to allow for the construction.
The refurbishment project will cover all areas of the 17-story building. Interiors will be remodeled to include a redesigned and enriched guest arrival experience at the hotel lobby entrance, the creation of a celebrity destination restaurant on Sloane Street, a rejuvenated rooftop health club overlooking Cadogan Gardens and a new spa with its 20-meter indoor pool.
All guestrooms and suites will be completely refurbished and reduced in number from 216 to 188 with the introduction of new Signature Suites and Junior Suites, which will capitalize on the hotel’s views of the London skyline and the private Cadogan Place Gardens.
London-based design studio 1508 London has been appointed to reimagine the comeback and repositioning of London’s Carlton Tower. 1508 London will draw on the Jumeirah Carlton Tower’s history, its London location and modernist architecture as inspiration for the designs.
Opening its doors in 1961 as The Carlton Tower, the hotel was the first modern five-star property to open in London’s Knightsbridge district, and at the time, was the tallest hotel in London.
Jumeirah currently operates a global portfolio of 24 hotels, including the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai and the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel and Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living, in London.
Photo credit: Jumeirah Carlton Tower