WanderlustReintroducing The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

The glamorous London hotel has been reinvented for a new generation of guests

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Overlooking the world-famous Sloane Street and London’s greatest landmarks, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah is a modern classic with a rich history. The hotel has been reinvented for a new generation of guests, while maintaining its renowned reputation for first class service and meticulous attention to detail. The £100 million makeover has created a spectacular new foyer and reception area, reduced the number of rooms and suites from 216 to 186 to offer more spacious luxury accommodation and a state-of-the-art health club and spa with London’s largest naturally lit swimming pool, as well as delicious Italian fare at Al Mare restaurant and all-day afternoon tea at The Chinoiserie.

Lobby at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

Rooms and Suites 

The 186 beautifully appointed guest rooms have all been renovated to the highest standard, designed to offer a sense of tranquillity in the hubbub of central London, with an emphasis on light and space. Almost half of the rooms at The Carlton Tower are suites, reflecting the hotel patrons’ historical preference for increased space and longer stays. Many have the fantastic benefit of a balcony looking out over its elegant Knightsbridge neighbours. The modernist aesthetic features textured wall panelling, furniture influenced by British heritage hues of deep blue, greens and maroon, and floor to ceiling marble bathrooms with toiletries by Grown Alchemist. Newly created is the Royal Suite, the hotel’s most exclusive residence featuring three bedrooms with the option to privatise the entire floor for the complete security and discretion. 

Dining

The hotel’s destination restaurant Al Mare offers sophisticated yet informal dining in the heart of vibrant Knightsbridge. Al Mare, which translated from Italian means ‘at the sea’, offers light and modern Mediterranean dishes alongside a carefully curated wine list and artisanal cocktails. Enjoy a convivial, gastronomic experience blending the French Riviera and Northern Italy. Helmed by Italian native Marco Calenzo, who joined the hotel from Zuma where he was Executive Chef, Al Mare features a theatre kitchen, private dining room and al fresco dining.

Accessed from the lobby is The Chinoiserie, the hotel’s much-loved all-day dining area, now transformed with an elegant and light design. With the innovative cake-o’clock concept serving afternoon tea all day, as well as a wide range of international favourites and an extensive beverage list, this lounge will reclaim its rightful place in Knightsbridge’s social scene.

Al Mare restaurant at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

The Peak Fitness Club & Spa

The hotel’s renowned health club, The Peak Fitness Club & Spa, is set across three floors and has been redesigned with new treatment rooms in the Talise Spa on the second floor. The revitalised swimming pool is London’s largest naturally lit hotel pool, and its bright interior is complemented by views through its impressive glass ceiling. The spa works with two leading beauty brands to offer treatments and products that are both luxurious and holistic in their approach. Parisian brand Biologique Recherche is renowned for its clinical and personalised approach to skin care using intentionally pure, raw active ingredients, while British brand Aromatherapy Associates specialises in therapeutic essential oil blends. Additionally, The Peak offers studio classes and a gym featuring bespoke ‘Technogym’ equipment on the ninth floor, which overlooks The Peak’s light-filled cafe with magnificent panoramic views across the capital.  With its new design and features as well as a strictly limited membership, The Peak looks set to retake its position at the forefront of London’s luxury wellness world.

Design

Originally opened in 1961, The Carlton Tower was London’s first tower hotel and celebrated for being the tallest in London at the time. The hotel was the epitome of glamour, a place to see and be seen, where international stars came to stay and Chelsea socialites flocked to play. Originally designed by Henry End, also responsible for the interiors of the Plaza Hotel in New York, the hotel has been transformed by esteemed interior and architecture design studio 1508 London. Respectful of the building’s original, clean Modernist style, 1508 London has layered the eclectic mix of the architecture of the surrounding mansion blocks and homes, adding soft curved edges, pops of bright colour and organic inspired features throughout. The hotel’s enviable position overlooking Cadogan Place, the private gardens designed in 1804, is further reflected throughout the hotel, reminding guests of their unique access to this covetable green space and tennis courts, normally only open to residents.

Living and dining room at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

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