Dubai national champion The Jumeirah Group, has opened The Carlton Tower Jumeirah in London’s Knightsbridge. Having recently visited the world famous Burj Al Arab, we were excited to discover more.
Following a 18-month closure for refurbishment, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah has undergone the most extensive transformation in its history, at a cost of over £100 million. Every corner of the 17-story building has been redesigned, including 186 new larger bedrooms and suites, a new health club and spa with London’s largest naturally lit swimming pool, a restaurant, lobby bar and lounge, ballroom and more.
Located overlooking the world-famous Sloane Street, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah originally opened in 1961 as London’s first tower hotel and was celebrated for being the tallest in London at the time. The building has now been modernised and given soft curved edges, pops of bright colour and organic inspired forms throughout. The hotel’s enviable position overlooking Cadogan Gardens is further reflected throughout the hotel, reminding everyone of this unique access to the covetable green space and tennis courts, normally only open to residents.
Rooms and Suites
The 186 guest rooms have all been renovated and designed to offer a sense of tranquillity with an emphasis on light and space with 87 rooms enjoying a balcony. Almost 50% of the rooms at The Carlton Tower are suites, great for longer stays. Newly created is the Royal Suite, the hotel’s most exclusive residence featuring three bedrooms with the option to privatise the entire floor.
The design echoes a classical British grand hall with the creation of a double-height space. Within it is suspended a bespoke fluted chandelier which incorporates an abstract interpretation of a chrysanthemum, inspired by Cadogan Gardens’ history as a botanical garden.
Accessed from the lobby is ‘The Chinoiserie’, the hotel’s all-day dining area, now transformed with an elegant and light design. With the innovative cake-o’clock concept serving patisserie all day, as well as a wide range of international favourites. A newly created lobby bar offers a refined cocktail and spirits experience in glamorous surrounds.
Al Mare Restaurant
The hotel’s restaurant ‘Al Mare’ offers a sophisticated, welcoming dining experience imbued with all the charms of Italian cuisine, taking you on a journey through Italy and features plenty of the finest seafood and al fresco dining too. The hotel’s Executive Chef is Italian Marco Calenzo who will be serving Italian classics with that Jumeirah touch like a stunning Bluefin tuna tartare sitting so delicately in a perfect quenelle on top of a rectangular saffron arancini. Original and very impressive.
Pasta is made in house and menu highlights include: Ricciola al Limone with garlic puree, Etna lemon gel and dressing; traditional pasta specialities such as Ravioli ‘Del Plin’ stuffed with Guinea fowl & Giorgio Bonati 7 year aged gran-riserva parmesan cheese, risotto made with ‘Piana di Navelli’ saffron and more. In The Chinoiserie, there is also some very serious mixology by Enrico Gonzato and team with a whole menu of signature cocktails up there with the best in London.
The Peak Fitness Club & Spa
The hotel’s health club ‘The Peak Fitness Club & Spa’ is set across three floors and has been completely redesigned. New treatment rooms have been created at the Talise Spa on the second floor and the swimming pool area revitalised. This pool is London’s largest in a hotel with natural daylight and its bright interior complemented by views through its double height glass ceiling, lined with poolside cabanas for relaxation. at the forefront of London’s luxury wellness world.
Room rates are from £540.
To discover more, visit: jumeirah.com
All imagery courtesy of The Carlton Tower Jumeirah.
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