Hôtel Costes, one of the hippest and super-chic hotels in Paris is coming to London. The elegant (and infamous) hotel in Paris' 1st arrondissement, by visionary designer Jacques Garciais and owner Jean-Louis Costes; is set to open a new outpost in Chelsea; taking over (and revamping) a Victorian apartment building (at One Sloane Gardens) on the corner of Sloane Square. The (sure to be decidedly opulent) 40-room boutique hotel is in conjunction with Cadogan Estates and is slated to house a roof top bar and restaurant. The property (Jean-Louis Costes first project outside Paris) is to reflect “the enduring principles of elegance and individual spirit — capturing the best of the cultural and social milieu of the property’s location and moment in time”.
Quintessential New York urban boutique hotel has its sights set on London. The boutique bolthole group debuted in New York City’s Nomad (meaning north of Madison Square Park) neighbourhood in 2012 and spawned a second outlet in Los Angeles, with a third in Las Vegas. Housed in a 19th century, Grade II-listed building in Covent Garden, which is being transformed into a 91-bedroom hotel with much of the original architectural features preserved and woven into the design. Due to open in 2020, it will feature the first ‘NoMad lounge’ and, as with other NoMad hotels, will include a restaurant - serving European-American cuisine - under the direction of Eleven Madison Park's Daniel Humm - who's also behind a restaurant in Mayfair's Claridges hotel - Davies & Brooks.
The Londoner is being touted as the world’s first 'super boutique' hotel, spread over 16 floors betweeen a cosy street-level restaurant and tavern, and a rooftop Japanese lounge bar with a terrace and firepit. The hotel - aiming to be one of the greenest hotels in the country - will house an astounding 350 rooms and 35 suites as well as a six-level basement with underground spa with a 15-meter swimming pool, a two-screen Odeon cinema and a 1,000-capacity ballroom. The interior design team is lead by Yabu Pushelberg, veterans many of the Four Seasons hotels, and project architects Woods Bagot - who were behind Danny Meyer’s Manhatta in downtown Manhattan.
The jet-set design duo behind Yabu Pushelberg are also behind the interiors of Pan Pacific London - marking the Asian group’s first European venture. Set in One Bishopgate Plaza - just across from Liverpool Street Station and housing 237 guest rooms and suites. Facilities include an 18th floor Signature Suite, an 18 metre indoor pool with spa and fitness centre, and a ballroom accommodating up to 370 guests. Also discover plenty of landscaped outdoor space and gardens integrated into the design of the restaurants and communal areas.
Opening on London’s Buckingham Gate, The Guardsman is set to be a new luxury hotel with just 53 rooms. Promising to offer the ‘atmosphere, discretion and personal service usually associated with a private members club’, each of the individually designed rooms is unmistakably British with added touches like custom made furnishings and free standing bath tubs. The restaurant will be open to residents and guests only, with menus developed daily from seasonal produce selected from London markets and organic farms.
Nobu has announced plans for its second London property, to be located on Marylebone's Portman Square. The 239-guest rooms and suites, together with a Nobu restaurant, ballroom and meeting facilities are being conceptualized by London-based architecture and interior design firm, David Collins Studio, in conjunction with Make Architects. Originally launched as a boutique hotel-within-a-hotel at Caesars Palace in 2013, Nobu Hotels has since opened an impressive collection of luxury urban resorts around the world. Owned by London + Regional Hotels and is their third collaboration following Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay and Nobu Restaurant Monte Carlo. Expected to open in spring 2020.
The owner of the iconic Blakes Hotels have submitted a planning application to create a new 30-room hotel in "the tradition of great European art hotels" at three adjacent buildings close to the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square. Plans for the "elegant and creatively intelligent" hotel include an all-day 120-cover Parisian style brasserie (with a contemporary menu based around locally sourced organic and biodynamic ingredients), a private members’ club and bar - aimed at people in the creative sector as well as local Mayfair residents. A Shoreditch venture is also in the pipeline.