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Carlton Tower Jumeirah London once again becomes one of London’s top luxury hotels

For many years, the Carlton Tower Hotel has been considered one of London’s finest five-star luxury hotels with its ideal location just minutes from the glamor of Knightsbridge and Sloane Square. However, over time more and more luxury hotels like the Mandarin Oriental opened nearby, and the Carlton Tower started to look a bit dated in comparison.

That all changed when it reopened in the summer of 2021 after a massive 18-month renovation costing $ 134million (£ 100million). The hotel was renamed The Carlton Tower Jumeirah and transformed in many areas rather than just a quick refurbishment. There are now fewer rooms to allow for larger accommodations, and everything from spas to restaurants has been improved. Along with the physical changes, improvements are also made to the service and amenities offered to customers.

The hotel has a long history, and it opened in 1961 as the first Tower of London hotel and was celebrated as the tallest in London at the time. Originally designed by Henry End, also responsible for the interiors of the Plaza Hotel in New York City, the hotel has been redesigned by interior design and architecture studio ‘1508 London’.

The result is modern but with a sense of elegance and grandeur that modern hotels often lack. Even the uniforms of the reception staff, which change from day to night, have a feel of old-fashioned glamor. Dressed in satin gowns with botanical prints to reflect the gardens, staff provide a bespoke welcome drink upon arrival.

As the check-in process continues, the attention to detail and personalization is evident. From personalized leather key rings to branded slippers, the experience is one of the beautiful surprises around every corner. For example, a black flannel is provided for removing makeup in the bathroom, and toiletries are in full-size containers from Grown Alchemist. These same toiletries come in a small set as a make-up gift for you to enjoy at home since you can no longer pinch the miniature toiletries! All-marble bathrooms have rainfall showers, and many have deep soaking tubs.

Even entry-level rooms have plenty of luxurious touches such as Dyson hairdryers, 55-inch widescreen HDTVs with high-definition streaming and pairing of devices, Nespresso machines, and tea-making facilities. Fellow Stagg and valets. The beds are soft enough with high quality linens for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Eighty-seven of the rooms and suites have balconies, with views over London and Cadogan Gardens, the private gardens designed in 1804. Another unique feature of the hotel is that guests have special access to the gardens and gardens. tennis courts, normally open only. to residents.

The hotel’s restaurants and bars have been modernized. However, the famous “La Chinoiserie”, a dining room open all day in the lobby, has retained its essence but refreshed with an elegant and lighter design. Here you can have afternoon tea or just have a drink or a snack. Additionally, in the lobby, the bar has been given an almost modern gentleman’s club feel with rich woods, including hardwood floors, a fireplace, a marble bar top, and chairs in shades of green. Their secret ingredient is the line of all-natural aromatic sprays they’ve used to mix their signature cocktails, from black pepper to lemon leaves.

Formerly a masculine steakhouse, the hotel’s destination restaurant has been transformed into ‘Al Mare’, offering modern Italian cuisine and more traditional a la carte hotel breakfasts. Its terrace facing the Cadogan Gardens offers a pleasant place for lunch or dinner al fresco in summer.

One of the most well-known aspects of the hotel, the pool area, has been revitalized with a resort feel with lounge chairs and poolside cabanas. The pool is London’s largest in a hotel with plenty of natural light, and features a double-height glass ceiling and a Jacuzzi by the side.

The hotel’s health club, the Peak Fitness Club & Spa, spans three floors and has been completely redesigned. New treatment rooms have been created at Spa Talise on the second floor. In addition, The Peak offers studio classes and a gym with bespoke “Technogym” equipment on the ninth floor. The Peak’s bright café with panoramic views of the capital is also located next to the fitness area.

With its many improvements, Carlton Jumeirah Tower is now well positioned to compete with other top five star hotels in London as we hope travel starts to pick up in 2022. Room rates start at £ 675 per room per night.