Jumeirah Group has said it plans to temporarily close its London flagship property later this year for an extended period as the hotel undergoes an extensive refurbishment. Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge expects to commence its transformation from 1 September 2019 with a planned completion date of northern “summer 2020”.
The upgrade project will cover all areas of the 17-storey building. Interiors will be significantly remodelled 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 state-of-the-art design Spa, with 20-metre indoor pool.
All guestrooms and suites are planned to be completely refurbished to a new level of luxury. The number of keys will reduce from 216 to 188 with the introduction of new Signature Suites and Junior Suites, which will capitalise on the hotel’s stunning views of the London skyline and the private Cadogan Place Gardens.
Opening its doors in 1961 as The Carlton Tower, the hotel gained an international reputation as a beacon of British style and sophistication. It 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.