The city of London is now packed with luxury and boutique hotels and the slow down in growth of premium accommodation is showing little sign of stopping, with thousands more rooms being added to the capitals portfolio between now and the end of the decade. Read on to find out about the new luxury hotels that are opening in London in 2018. (Discover our favourite luxury hotels in London)
This hotel is located in Soho, on the corner of Frith Street and Romilly Street. Its long history had a brief interruption two years ago, but it was reopened early in 2018. Kettner’s Townhouse now has 33 bedrooms upstairs, a revamped champagne bar and a piano bar. The hotel was started more than 150 years ago, and it still retains many features of a traditional building. Famous figures such as Oscar Wilde and Edward VII are said to have stayed in this hotel.
The Principal London Hotel
The Principal London Hotel is located in the former Hotel Russel in Bloomsbury. It is a striking Victorian-style hotel with beautiful interiors and exteriors. The building is lined with attractive and meaningful art that is intended to evoke the artistic heritage of the neighbouring Bloomsbury. The service offered in the hotel is excellent; the staff has been heavily commended for being helpful without getting intrusive.
MGallery in Victory House
Victory House boutique hotel recently opened and is part of the MGallery collection by Sofitel. The premise of the MGallery collection is to create memorable stays for their guests in boutique environments and based on my experience, albeit a fleeting visit, they certainly delivered this.
New Road Hotel
The New Road Hotel has 80 rooms, and each of these features a 49-inch flat screen TV, a rainfall shower, a Hypnos bed and air conditioning. Each floor in the building has a vending machine, so you can drink unlimited tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Guests can also access the private rooftop tub to relax as they enjoy the view of the city. For dinner, you can head to the New Road Hotel Chophouse. The restaurant serves classic English foods with a little French flair.
L’Oscar Hotel was designed by Jacque Garcia, a French interior designer. The 5-star hotel is located in Holborn on the west side of London. It will be opened to the public in May 2018. Jacque intended the hotel to have a Victorian environment, and to him, Oscar Wilde was an ideal figure of the era. The new hotel is being developed in an abandoned church, and the management intends to retain some of its original elements of the building for their historical significance.
L’Oscar Hotel has 39 guest rooms, and each has its own unique design. On the first floor, each guest room has a private fireplace. The hotel’s restaurant is located in an octagonal chapel which has eight sculptures. The ceiling of the restaurant is hand-painted.
The Bankside Hotel
Bankside is set to join in the ranks of the vibrant hotels of the South Bank area in September 2018. The glass building has six floors. It features 121 rooms, and these include seven suites. In addition, there is a functional space that can accommodate 120 people. The place will have a 70-cover restaurant and bar. In warmer seasons, guests will be able to access the outdoor terrace for relaxation in an informal environment. The hotel will also offer a fully equipped fitness centre and lounge. Bankside Hotel is generally intended to offer a calm environment with creative spaces.
Vintry and Mercer
Vintry and Mercer hotel is located among the livery hills. It has a contemporary style that involves a blend of modern and traditional designs. The surrounding area has a history of wine and textile trade. The guilds used for these commercial activities inspired the design of this hotel. Vintry and Mercer hotel has 92 rooms and suites. These include superior, deluxe, deluxe studio, studio suites, and standard bedrooms. The superior rooms feature custom-designed velvet headboards, Marshall Speakers, Nespresso machines and walk-in showers.
The Great Scotland Yard Hotel
This hotel will be opened to the public before the end of 2018, and it will be the first hotel in the UK to join the Hyatt’s Unbound Collection. The luxury lifestyle hotel will have 153 bedrooms. It is located in Westminster in the St. James’s area. Besides the luxury bedrooms, the hotel will have two bars, a dining area, and a library. The Great Scotland Yard Hotel is under the ownership of Twenty14 Holdings.
Belmont Cadogan Gardens
The Belmont Cadogan Gardens hotel will reopen towards the end of 2018. It has been running since 1887 and has developed to become a central part of the social scene in Kensington and Chelsea. Once open, guests will have access to 54 chic rooms. The first two floors have modern rooms while the other three storeys feature traditional British designs with an Edwardian splendour. The hotel has free Wi-Fi, data ports and all rooms feature double-glazed windows.
White City House
White City House is part of a 23-acre redevelopment in West London. The hotel is set to open this year. It is designed with 45 bedrooms, and the tiny rooms start at £120 a night. In addition, there is an extension with a club area, games room, and restaurant. The restaurant serves plant-based foods such as cauliflower rice and other comfort meals. Guests will also be entertained at two bars, and both of these have a stage for DJs and live bands. There is also a basement which houses a gym and cinema. For those who like swimming, there is a pool on the rooftop of the hotel. The design of the entire place features references to the building’s heritage.
The Dixon Southwark
The Dixon Southwark hotel is located in London along Tooley Street. It has been closed for some time, albeit temporarily. Guests will be able to access the hotel from September this year. As a classy and cultural hotel, this place will feature attractive artwork in its hallways. The hotel had deteriorated in style and customer service over the years, but these renovations are sure to take it back to its place as one of the best hotels in London.