As we head towards the warmer weather and holiday season, now’s the perfect time to put the hottest new luxury hotel openings in London on your radar and introduce you to what’s coming your way in 2022. From what’s been dubbed the world’s ‘first super boutique hotel’ to the UK’s first Raffles Hotel, here’s Luxe Bible’s guide to the coolest hotel stays – it’s time to start booking in those luxurious stays and live it up London style!
New Hotel Openings for 2022
The Twenty Two
The Twenty Two is now open, boasting hotel, all day public restaurant and private members club. The opulent offering with 31 bedrooms and suites along with a Mews house, boasts a design concept led by luxury designer Natalia Miyar and her team who will be working closely with French interior designer Bambi Sloan and proprietor and creative lead Navid Mirtorabi. Textured fabrics, embroidered silks, velvets and bespoke wallpapers will combine with existing original features for a truly decadent feel to the new hotel. The restaurant kitchen will be overseen by Exec Chef Alan Christie, offering seasonal produce from local suppliers, while the bar will showcase its own spirits along with cocktails and low abv alternatives. The members club will be a place for hotel guests and members to relax and unwind in a creative, collaborative space offering up an all day lounge and covered outdoor terrace along with a cocktail bar.
The Hoxton Shepherd’s Bush
Opening in Winter 2022, The Hoxton heads west for its fourth London outpost which will occupy a spot on Shepherd’s Bush Green. With 237 bedrooms including a new, affordable ‘hideout’ room category, the hotel is being designed by Ennismore Design Studios and will include a stunning open lobby with central bar, restaurant, terrace, courtyard and even a retail space.
The Peninsula London
In an incredible location overlooking both Hyde Park Corner and The Wellington Arch, The Peninsula London in stunning Belgravia will feature 190 beautifully styled rooms and suites by Peter Marino, with a further 25 exclusive residencies up for sale. The grand collonaded entrance and courtyard lobby will reflect the area’s heritage, while the site will also feature a one storey shopping arcade including nine retail shops. Including a rooftop bar boasting amazing views, a Cantonese restaurant and The Peninsula Spa, this is going to be one of the London’s biggest openings this year.
Lost Property, St Paul’s Cathedral
Lost Property is set to open in summer 2022, boasting incredible views of the stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral which is just 100 metres away. This new addition to the Hilton Curio Collection will feature a quirky, cool design in keeping with the portfolio’s collection of one-of-a-kind hotels, while capturing the vibrancy of the local area.
145 light, airy bedrooms will feature marble and industrial style bathrooms, while Lost Property’s vibey ground floor bar and restaurant – Found, will offer classic food and drinks with a nostalgic twist as well as featuring an ornate chandelier crafted by Murano Glass. Premium coffee house Tattle will serve healthy breakfasts and snacks as well as Monmouth Coffee. Nightly room rates from £170.
One Hundred Shoreditch
Lore Group (Sea Containers) launched One Hundred Shoreditch in February on Shoreditch High Street. Rooms are designed to be calm and relaxing retreats, giving guests a break from the buzz and vibrancy of the surrounding area and the hotel’s own restaurants and bars. Speaking of which, there are a massive six eating and drinking outlets within One Hundred Shoreditch including Goddard & Gibbs’ seafood offering, wine bar and take-out, the Seed Library cocktail bar by Mr Lyan, and The Rooftop terrace. With meeting rooms available for private hire including the One Hundred Room, Coffee Shop and gym, looks like everything you need is right here in one place!
Independent luxury hotel Broadwick Soho has an incredible designer onboard for its highly anticipated 2022 opening. Martin Brudnizki (of Annabel’s and Sexy Fish to name drop a couple), will offer up 57 gorgeous rooms inspired by the area’s creativity. With lavish interiors and a personalised service which will be second to none, Broadwick Soho’s interiors will exude ‘gritty glamour’ courtesy of Brudnizki who has described the hotel as “your eccentric godmother’s Soho townhouse.” Including one penthouse and nine suites, the rooms will offer a residential feel, while many have private balconies overlooking the hustle and bustle of Soho. Randall and Aubin founders Jamie Poulton and chef Ed Baines have been appointed to take over food and beverage, offering an Italian street level restaurant and rooftop cocktail bar with incredible views. Rates start from £350 per night, email email@example.com for bookings or more info.
Inhabit Queen’s Gardens
With wellness and sustainability firmly at the heart of Inhabit Hotel’s new opening Queen’s Gardens, the environmentally friendly boutique conversion of a number of Georgian Townhouses in Lancaster Gate will feature 159 beautifully zen rooms and suites. Featuring a meat-free menu in the restaurant, along with a lounge, library and wellness centre, daily activities will include Peloton sessions, workshops and masterclasses along with yoga and meditation. Inhabit Queen’s Gardens has committed itself to environmental and community partnerships throughout, while the interior design from Holland Harvey Architects and Caitlin Henderson Design will fuse Scandi inspired spaces with calming Eastern influences. Opening now.
Raffles London at The OWO
Raffles Hotels & Resorts will open its first London property – Raffles London at The OWO and The OWO Residences at the landmark Old War Office building. The iconic Whitehall institution saw Churchill hold office here and will open for the first time to the public in more than a century! Reimagined, The OWO will include nine restaurants and bars, immersive spa with 20 metre indoor pool, separate vitality pool and grand ballroom. We can’t wait for this one….
Art’Otel London Battersea Power Station
Art’Otel’s first UK hotel is set to open at the London Battersea Power Station development in summer 2022. The contemporary hotel collection which champions architectural style and art-inspired interiors will see the luxury lifestyle hotel partner with a signature artist whose work will feature heavily throughout the complex. With a rooftop garden and outdoor pool, 160 luxurious bedrooms, restaurant and double height bar, Art’Otel is set to be one of the hottest hotel openings of 2022. Follow them on Instagram here.
Chateau Denmark has just opened (April) on London’s iconic Denmark Street – a result of the partnership between Outernet Global and Carrie Wicks’ CAW Ventures. Channeling the street’s historical rockstar status and music scene, the hotel will pay homage to the legendary artists for which the street is famed. It’s where The Rolling Stones recorded their first album, the Sex Pistols lived, and also the place many believe Ziggy Starbust was born. With 55 ‘session rooms’ set across 16 incredible buildings in and around Denmark Street, Chateau Denmark’s hotel rooms have four distinct narratives with each telling a unique story. You might end up staying in one of the ‘Vintage Gothic’ style rooms exuding charm, ‘Timeless Grandeur’ with its luxurious opulent Victorian vibe, ‘Modern Psychedelia’ channeling 60s and 70s London, or ‘Punk Now’. Guests will be in charge of their own experience, while signature rooms will feature maxi bars rather than mini bars – sounds like our kinda hotel. Follow the hotel on Instagram here.
Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria
With details of the actual opening still a little sketchy, the iconic London landmark – Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria is set to become ‘the finest hotel in London’ featuring 100 rooms and suites – all with incredible views along The Mall and of Trafalgar Square. Rooms will feature luxurious finishes and the latest technology while public areas of the hotel will reflect the Grade I listed status. A brand new restaurant and roof terrace will also open on the first bridging floor of the arch. The room which has never been accessible to the public before, will give diners some of the best views in London straight down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace. The hotel’s spa will boast an indoor swimming pool, treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and a yoga and pilates studio. Follow the progress on Instagram.
1 Hotel London
1 Hotels’ debut UK hotel will open in Mayfair later this year. Overlooking Green Park, 1 Hotel London will feature 184 rooms, a farm-to-table restaurant which includes garden seating and a state of the art fitness and wellness centre. A relaxed communal lobby bar will offer a sociable space for guests, while the hotel itself will focus on luxurious sustainability including locally sourced materials for its interiors. 1 Hotels already has many nature inspired properties North America with new additions sprouting soon in Mission Bay, Melbourne, Paris and Elounda Hills.
The Other House
The Other House ‘Residents Club’ will open in South Kensington in the spring. Disrupting the traditional sector, The Other House will offer a one-stop venue for travellers offering club flats, food and drinks venues, a private members club and a focus on wellness. Offering apartment style living for your staycation, with hotel facilities, the ‘Club flats’ are being designed by the award-winning Bergman Interiors, while residents can check in and out, order food and drink and even summon a lift using the app.
Hotel Openings 2023
Sloane Square is a fitting address for the chic Parisian hotel’s first UK outpost. Hotel Costes (Cadagon Estates), is currently under construction and will open in 2023. Managed by Jean-Louis Costes, the luxurious abode will feature a rooftop restaurant, glamourous destination bar and 40 boutique rooms along with six new apartments.
Park Hyatt London River Thames
The opening of Park Hyatt London River Thames has been pushed back a year to 2023. The new hotel in the Nine Elm’s area of London will be located just a stone’s throw from the brand new Northern Line tube stop and given its proximity to the U.S Embassy, the hotel will feature a secure executive wing and multiple event spaces, as well as a large ballroom! With the Nine Elm’s area currently undergoing mass development, it’s a great location for the Park Hyatt brand to put their stamp on the area, combining sophistication and understated luxury with their first UK property.
Area Vice President / General Manager at Hyatt Hotels Corporation Arnaud de Saint-Exupery said “We are excited to announce that the UK Hyatt footprint will continue to grow, with the return of our luxurious Park Hyatt brand with the Park Hyatt London River Thames in 2023 and then our fourth Hyatt Regency at London Olympia will be opening in 2024. At this moment, I can’t disclose the details, but there are even more UK announcements to come!” Watch this space…
Hottest Hotel Openings of 2021
Locke Hotels – Buckle Street Studios
Locke Hotels have opened their sixth site with Buckle Street Studios in East London. The lifestyle aparthotel is located adjacent to the first ever Locke – Leman Locke on Leman Street. With the area a vibrant neighbourhood in which to explore all that Aldgate has to offer, Buckle Street Studios serves up 103 modern and stylish studio apartments with super cool furnishings as well as a concept store, co-working area, ‘Shaman’ coffee shop and meeting room. Rooms from £110. Check out more details here.
NYX Hotel London Holborn
NYX is our kinda hotel! Taking its names from the Greek goddess of the night, NYX Hotel London Holborn is designed to reflect the energy of the city. Relaxed luxury is very much the vibe here with stunning ultra-modern bedrooms, ‘Dream’ beds, a fully stocked SMEG fridge and cosy robes. VIP guests will love the surprising touches which await… Social spaces boast sultry lighting, awesome music and stylish surroundings, while The Rena Spa features an incredible Greco-Roman swimming pool. Watch our Instagram reel here.
The NYX bar and restaurant will have a DJ on most nights of the week, with creative foods and Instagrammable cocktails on offer from the delicious menu. With the whole of London on your doorstep, NYX Hotel London Holborn occupies an enviable location and it’s placed just a 15 minute walk from Covent Garden and Soho. Check out their Instagram here and their website here.
NoMad London in Covent Garden
Out of all of our new hotel openings for 2021 this is the one Luxe Bible was most hyped about. Still one of the hottest stays to book in 2022, the luxury hotel brand already has properties in New York, LA and Vegas, with NoMad London serving up the same luxurious style.
While our fave NYC based NoMad is Parisian inspired, this first international outpost for the brand sees the NoMad London hotel draw its inspiration from the colourful past of the building itself – the former Bow Street Magistrates Court in Covent Garden where The Krays and Oscar Wilde stood trial.
With Sydell Group’s Andrew Zobler having joined forces with interior design geniuses Roman and Williams, the result is a combo of antique furnishings and new bespoke pieces, ultimate luxury and underlying mystery with an emphasis on excellence in every sense. Rooms range from classic through to the Royal Opera Suite and each includes mosaic bathrooms and keyless entry.
With a glass ceilinged all day dining atrium restaurant at its heart, food features heavily with Exec Chef Ian Coogan at the helm. Side Hustle serves up Mexican inspired sharer plates and agave-based drinks in its moody, heavily stocked bar, and the Library offers up breakfast and light fare through the day, along with wine and small places in the evening. It’s definitely our new London fetish. Room start at £400. You can book now by clicking here and check out their awesomeness on Instagram here.
Canopy by Hilton London City
The UK’s first Canopy by Hilton London City opened in the East End in November 2021 within the new Minories development. The portfolio of locally-inspired and contemporary hotels offer stylish tranquil guest rooms with an emphasis on experiencing and exploring the local area. Grab a complimentary bike and set off to explore nearby London attractions like St Paul’s Cathedral or Borough Market.
For business travellers, tourists and locals alike, Canopy by Hilton London City is the perfect hotel in which to relax and recharge, with a number of dining options available. Work or socialise in the Freedom Café with coffee or cocktails, eat artisan breakfast or East End inspired dishes in the hotel’s speciality restaurant Penny Squares, or live it up at Florattica – the rooftop terrace boasting floor-to-ceiling flower power (opening soon). There’s also a swanky, versatile private dining room which benefits from plenty of natural light. Read our review of Canopy by Hilton London City here, and book your stay here.
Hyatt Place London City East
Having opened in June 2021, Hyatt Place London City East is the brand’s third Hyatt Place in the capital. The London hotel on Whitechapel Road at Black Lion House (just moments from Aldgate East Station), boasts 280 swanky rooms, 13 of which occupy the two top floors of the building and boast private outdoor terraces and balconies.
With 100 of the rooms enjoying incredible views of The Gherkin and Canary Wharf, the ninth floor PocketSquare Skyline Bar & Terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a gin or two from the well stocked bar, or a seasonal signature cocktail inspired by the local area and created by bar manager Kristian Smith. Urban dining restaurant Zoom on the lower ground floor is a casual dining space which opens out on The Orangery’s stunning conservatory area. Fitness centre, event spaces and free wi-fi can also be enjoyed. Book here.
The Londoner, London’s Leicester Square
Having launched as the world’s first ‘super boutique hotel’ in November, The Londoner, occupies a prime spot in London’s legendary Leicester Square, costing over £300 million to build. Bringing ‘a new definition of lifestyle’, contemporary designer Yabu Pushelberg has pushed the boundaries across 16 stunning stories with 350 rooms and suites offering luxury boutique hotel style to satisfy the modern traveller’s every whim.
Offering up innovative Japanese cuisine and a new take on Mediterranean flavour, The brand new Londoner hotel boasts a signature restaurant, a rooftop bar and a gastro tavern, while its very own private club The Residence showcases three intimate yet sociable, seamless spaces.
8 at The Londoner offers modern Japanese cuisine and incredible views of the capital from its stylish izakaya rooftop lounge, while boasting both inside and outside dining with a fire pit area, minimalist terrace and Shima Garden. This is definitely the place to enjoy a range of high end champagnes, reserve sakes and exclusive Japanese whiskies, while private club and whisky bar The Residence is for residents only.
The Londoner’s signature restaurant Whitcomb’s occupies the ground floor with a Med-style setting and a seasonal a la carte menu, along with neighbourhood pub Joshua’s Tavern which showcases an impressive range of terroir-led gintonicas. The Stage – The Londoner’s luxurious Champagne bar set across three acts plays host to a curated entertainment line-up.
Room rates from £500. Follow on Instagram.
Radisson RED London Greenwich The O2
Lifestyle hotel Radisson RED London Greenwich The O2 opened in August 2021, offering up incredible riverside views next to the world’s most popular entertainment arena – The O2.
Swanky, yet fun, rooms at Radisson RED London Greenwich The O2 offer spacious, comfy beds, room service any time of the day or night, soothing rain showers and modern, funky designs throughout.
The stylish street level bar and lounge area serve up every cocktail imaginable from classics to new creations, along with carefully selected wines and plenty of craft beers – the perfect place to hang out whether you’re staying at the hotel or not! Meanwhile, the all-day restaurant focuses on locally sourced ingredients and is great for grabbing a bite before you explore the sights and attractions of London. With burgers, pizzas and salads and catering to all dietary requirements, there’s something for everyone on the menu, while Radisson RED London Greenwich The O2 also boasts a rooftop shisha lounge with a glam modern design.
The Westminster London
Belonging to the Curio Collection by Hilton, The Westminster London on Islip Street (previously a Hilton Double Tree Hotel), has undergone extensive renovation and has now full re-launched. The new Westminster London includes STK Steakhouse, a private dining room, bowling alley, Bao Yum and 464 unique bedrooms sporting brand new designs.
With eight grades of rooms and suites available, guests will feel right at home with mood lighting, rainfall showers, bespoke toiletries and a Nespresso machine. With a design which emulates the hotel’s lively but intimate setting, each of its settings enjoy signature artworks and a contemporary feel. The Westminster London also boasts a 24 hour gym on the 13th floor and flexible event spaces. Find out more and book your room, here.
Having opened in September 2021 in Chelsea, Sloane Place boutique hotel and restaurant is sister to the Sloane Club next door. Boasting outdoor tables which are perfect for people watching and a buzzy ground floor cafe bar, there’s all day dining on offer (we hear the pancakes are a must-have!) The menus have been created by Exec Chef Bernhard Mayer (formerly of The Savoy and Four Seasons, Park Lane.)
Sloane Place’s art-deco basement bar The Hideaway hosts bi-weekly live music nights in an intimate setting. With prices starting from £200 per night, there are five room categories for the ultimate in luxurious stays and occupying an enviable position, you’ll find all that the Sloane Square area has to offer, literally on the door step! Book here.
The Hux Hotel
A boutique hotel hidden from view behind a discreet doorway on Kensington High Street?! We are all over that! Let us introduce you to The Hux Hotel – a new hotel which soft-launched last year but which has now revealed its bold decor, quirky indulgence and seductive bedrooms. The eccentric design is set off by resident peacocks and a giant giraffe, and if you like to explore the unusual, you’ll feel right at home in their lounge area slash cocktail den slash contemporary art space. Rooms start from £150. (Main feature image is also of The Hux Hotel)
Pan Pacific London
Pan Pacific Hotels Group opened its first European hotel in Bishopsgate in September 2021, right opposite Liverpool Street Station. Offering up its signature luxury hospitality and subtle Asian influence, along with classic British essence, the Pan Pacific experience is a truly luxurious, prestigious one.
With 237 rooms and 160 private residences located in One Bishopsgate Plaza (London’s new landmark tower), Pan Pacific London boasts an incredible 18.5m infinity pool at the hotel with jaw dropping views, a mindfulness studio and relaxation pods. Landscaped outdoor areas, a number of restaurants and nine flexible meeting and function room spaces enhance the statement hotel further.
Designed by visionary Yabu Pushelberg, rooms offer neutral tones and relaxing vibes, with deluxe rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and underfloor heating among the luxuries. The entrance to the hotel ballroom meanwhile, will provide the WOW factor featuring a lift to transport guests down into the events space.
Kingsland Locke in Dalston
Locke launched its fourth London property in early 2021 with Kingsland Locke in the heart of Dalston. With 124 stylish apartments as well as a contemporary co-working space, on-site micro-brewery and gin distillery, Kingsland Locke fits perfectly into Dalston’s eclectic neighbourhood with its vibrant spaces, while the design inspiration comes straight from the surrounding area with raw textures and a muted palette – courtesy of local studio Red Deer.
With all day restaurant, workout studio and coffee shop to boot, the focal point of the hotel will be its lower ground floor atrium transitioning seamlessly from relaxing day space into a lively evening hang out. Follow on Instagram here.
Beaverbrook Town House
In addition to the Beaverbrook Country House Hotel in Surrey, Beaverbrook’s second property the Beaverbrook Town House opened on Sloane Street in the very heart of Chelsea last summer. In partnership with Cadogan, the luxury town house opposite Cadogan Gardens follows the £25 million restoration of two stunning Georgian townhouses and features 14 luxury suites named after much-loved London theatres. There’s also 14 bedrooms, a meeting room and Japanese restaurant and bar – the interior of which has been inspired by 19th Century artist Hoksuai. Nicola Harding meanwhile, heads up the London hotel’s interior design along with Creative Director Sir Frank Lowe. Follow on Instagram here and here.
Having launched in Stratford in 2021, The Gantry London (Curio Collection by Hilton) offers a stunning design hotel, an artisan food market, restaurants, bars and events – all under one roof! Created with the local community in mind to build a sustainable hotel which will support its neighbourhood, The Gantry is an eating, drinking, travel and social destination in one, including the highest rooftop bar and terrace in East London situated on the 18th floor with DJs and live music.
With its facade inspired by New York’s Flat Iron Building, the luxurious hotel boasts 291 rooms across 17 floors – the Curio Collection’s fourth property in London.
Westin London City
The UK’s first Westin hotel opened in November 2021, situated near to St. Paul’s Cathedral with incredible river views and out across London. Featuring 222 rooms and nine luxury residential river facing apartments, The Westin London City offers up high end in room features, a signature restaurant, wine bar with outstanding views, and the Heavenly spa with its six therapy rooms and pool area.
The Westin London City’s riverside wine bar – Hithe + Seek overlooks the Thames with views of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern. The stylish space offers a wine list in two halves – Hithe will feature familiar favourites, while Seek will offer up the opportunity to sample undiscovered gems. Food is a sharing and pairing affair from grilled Galatian octopus to wild trout tiradito. Meanwhile, the Mosaic restaurant serves up nutritious dishes from around the world as well as featuring an Eat Well menu, overseen by Executive Chef Jorge Colazo.
As The Curtain falls on, well, The Curtain, a phoenix rises from the ashes. This particular phoenix is Accor and SBE’s Mondrian Shoreditch, which opened in August 2021. Mondrian’s sixth hotel is its European flagship (following Mondrian Southbank’s switch to Sea Containers London in 2019). While the relaunch has seen an update and some basic renovation to the hotel, The Curtain Members’ Club remains, occupying the top floor and roof terrace.
The 120 room property features a brand new dining experience with world famous Spanish chef Dani Garcia bringing flare and innovation to Shoreditch with his new tapas restaurant BiBo, while The Rumpus Room (previously of Sea Containers), will take over the stunning rooftop lounge. Altitude at The Curtain is still open to members with its rooftop area and pool, while Christina’s Shoreditch – an all day coffee, cocktail, wine and katsu sando bar will source produce locally. Nightly rates from £299 including VAT and breakfast.Find out more here and follow on Instagram here.
The Lost Poet, Notting Hill
Featuring just four distinctive rooms – The Suite, The Salon, The Quarters and The Muse, The Lost Poet offers up an exclusive stay in the heart of Notting Hill on characterful Portobello Road, with each room drawing on the area’s playful character. This adult-only abode features daring interiors and highly stylised furnishings, with contemporary designs fused with vintage finds. With keyless access and check in online, be sure to pack light as the stairs are narrow!
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah in London’s Knightsbridge
Boasting a rich history, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah has undergone a £100 million renovation – the hotel’s biggest ever. This former A-list haunt features a brand new design, 186 keys and a contemporary, luxurious feel, while still maintaining its heritage.
With many of the luxury hotel suites boasting balconies with stunning views, guests have access to Cadogan Gardens’ private garden square, while The Peak Fitness Club & Spa set across three floors features a new Talise spa and London’s biggest hotel pool at 20m in length. Dining options include a new destination restaurant and bar with theatre kitchen and extensive wine list, private dining and alfresco seating on Cadogan Place. The Chinoiserie lounge meanwhile, offers ‘cake o’clock’ in the all day lobby. Click here for the website, rooms start from £540. Follow on Instagram here.
Le Méridien Picadilly has re-opened as The Dilly. One of London’s oldest hotels known for its high class guests, The Dilly’s reinvention reflects the London of today with a stylish new feel, complete re-design of its 225 bedrooms and 28 suites, a new health club with pool and VIP check in area with a private lift. Swank it up at Madhu’s – The Dilly’s Indian fine dining restaurant opening on 29th June. Follow on Instagram here.
Fairmont Windsor Park
Although not strictly one of our new luxury London hotel openings (as it’s located in Windsor), the five star Fairmont’s third UK property (formerly the Savill Court Hotel and Spa), will open on the 1st January 2022, following a substantial multi-million redevelopment. Featuring a sprawling country estate set across stunning landscaped gardens, the hotel boasts 200 luxuriously styled rooms, 13 meeting rooms, and dining options which include a tea lounge and the Royal Suite (surely a nod to HRH nearby…)
With over 200 luxuriously styled rooms and 13 meeting rooms, the new Fairmont Spa and Wellness provides a commitment to wellness throughout the hotel with a 2,500 square metre spa which includes a salt room, Japanese foot spa, indoor and outdoor pools and the UK’s first multi-person Cryotherapy Chamber. Calm and tranquility will extend beyond the spa throughout the whole of the hotel with a zen vibe in every area. There’s also a nail salon, advanced gym, hair salon and even a private VIP wellness spa.