With the end of 2020 fast approaching and things looking up for the New Year in terms of travel and socialising, we thought it was the perfect time to put these new luxury London hotel openings for 2021 on your radar. From what’s been dubbed the world’s ‘first super boutique hotel’ to the £100 million transformation in Knightsbridge, here’s Luxe Bible’s guide to our hottest must-stays.
NoMad London in Covent Garden – Opening February 2021
Out of all of our new hotel openings for next year, this is the one we’re most excited about. With luxury hotels already in New York, LA and Vegas, NoMad London throws open its doors in February 2021.
While our fave NYC based NoMad is Parisian inspired, this first international outpost for the brand will see 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 joining 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 will feature heavily with Exec Chef Ian Coogan at the helm. Side Hustle will serve Mexican inspired sharer plates and agave-based drinks, and the Library will offer breakfast, light fare through the day, and wine and small places in the evening. It’s definitely set to be our new London fetish.
The Londoner, London’s Leicester Square – Opening Spring 2021
Launching as the world’s first ‘super boutique hotel’, The Londoner, occupying a prime spot in London’s legendary Leicester Square, has cost 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 will play host to a signature restaurant, a rooftop bar and a gastro tavern, while its very own private club The Residence will showcase three intimate yet sociable, seamless spaces. Watch out for this one, it’s going to be pretty special. Room rates from £500. Follow on Instagram.
Luxury London Hotel Openings for 2021 – Pan Pacific London, Bishopsgate – Opening Spring
Pan Pacific Hotels Group will open its first European hotel in Bishopsgate – right opposite Liverpool Street Station in Spring 2021.
Pan Pacific London will offer its signature luxury hospitality and subtle Asian influence, along with classic British essence for a truly luxurious, prestigious experience.
With 237 rooms and 160 private residences located in One Bishopsgate Plaza (London’s new landmark tower), Pan Pacific London will boast an incredible 18m 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 will 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 – Opening Early 2021
Locke will launch 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 will fit perfectly into Dalston’s eclectic neighbourhood with 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.
Mondrian Shoreditch – Opening Spring 2021
As The Curtain falls on, well, The Curtain, a phoenix rises from the ashes. This particular phoenix is Accor and SBE’s Mondrian Shoreditch, set to open in Spring 2021.
Mondrian’s sixth hotel will be its European flagship (following Mondrian Southbank’s switch to Sea Containers London in 2019). While the relaunch will see an update and some basic renovation to the hotel, The Curtain Members’ Club will remain.
The 120 room property will offer up a brand new dining experience with world famous Spanish chef Dani Garcia bringing some flare and innovation to Shoreditch, while The Rumpus Room (previously of Sea Containers), will take over the stunning rooftop lounge.
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah in London’s Knightsbridge – Opening Early 2021
Boasting a rich history, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah is busy undergoing a £100 million renovation – the hotel’s biggest ever. This former A-list haunt will be flinging open its doors with 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 will also have access to Cadogan Gardens’ private garden square, while The Peak Fitness Club & Spa set across three floors will feature a new Talise spa and London’s biggest hotel pool at 20m in length. Dining options will 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, will offer ‘cake o’clock’ in the all day lobby.
Broadwick Soho in Soho – Opening Autumn 2021
Independent luxury hotel Broadwick Soho has an incredible designer onboard. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings or more info.
Beaverbrook Town House in Chelsea – Opening Summer 2021
Cadogan will team up with Beaverbrook next year in a partnership which will see the creation of a new boutique hotel on Sloane Street.
With aspirations to deliver a luxurious haven featuring 14 suites – each named after celebrated London theatres, Cadogan’s new offering will appeal to both those who are local to Chelsea, while meeting the needs of the stylish traveller.
Incorporating a 60 cover Japanese restaurant and bar and located just a stones’ throw from all the luxury food and shopping outlets that Chelsea offers up, this will be Beaverbrook’s second property, after transforming Lord Beaverbrook’s mid-19th Century estate with a £90 million renovation in 2017 in Surrey.
Fairmont Windsor Park – Opening Early 2021
Although not strictly one of our new luxury London hotel openings for 2021, Fairmont’s third UK property (formerly the Savill Court Hotel and Spa), is currently undergoing a substantial multi-million redevelopment. The new five star Fairmont Windsor Park will open in early 2021, with a sprawling country estate set across stunning landscaped gardens.
With over 200 luxuriously styled rooms and 13 meeting rooms, the new Fairmont Windsor Park will provide a commitment to wellness throughout the hotel with a 2,500 square metre spa which will include a salt room and Japanese foot spa and indoor and outdoor pools.
There will also be various dining options available along with tea lounge and Royal Suite – surely a nod to HRH nearby…
Rates from £375 including VAT on fully flexible basis and advance purchase rates from £325 including VAT. Click here for the website and follow on Instagram here. To check out Luxe Bible reviews of more luxury London hotels, click here.