Photography by Anthony Parkinson

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Knightsbridge, has reopened its doors following the most extensive renovation in its history, spanning 18 months and costing over £100m.

“We are thrilled to welcome back our valued guests following a significant investment and a complete renovation of the hotel, with new rooms, restaurant offerings, spa and lobby entrance," says Aaron Kaupp, Regional Vice President Northern Europe and General Manager of The Carlton Tower Jumeirah.

"This landmark opening is set against the backdrop of a pandemic, which has seen the world and our beloved industry face extreme difficulty. The Carlton Tower Jumeirah will be a beacon of hope during a very difficult time for us all. We will once more be the place to be seen, a cornerstone for the local London community, as well as a leader of luxury hospitality in the world.”

The Carlton Tower has been a landmark hotel over the decades, but now sees a new chapter for the property. The hotel refurbishment has seen every corner of the 17-story building redesigned and rejuvenated. The 186 elegantly-appointed guest rooms have all been renovated to the highest standard, designed by 1508 London, to offer a sense of tranquillity with an emphasis on light and space, reduced from 216 to offer larger accommodation.

The renovations include the creation of a striking double-height reception, newly-created Lobby bar and lounge, ballroom and meeting rooms and an Italian restaurant Al Mare, serving sophisticated Italian cuisine. The renovations continue with an innovative new health club The Peak and new treatment rooms at the Talise Spa, set across three floors, boasting London’s largest indoor swimming pool.