The Peninsula London announces September opening date


The Peninsula has announced that its long-awaited London property is now accepting bookings from 12 September 2023.

The newly built hotel, designed and appointed to embody the finest British craftsmanship, is located at a prestigious address where Hyde Park Corner meets Wellington Arch.

The Peninsula London centres around an expansive, off-street courtyard, landscaped in the style of a classic English garden with cascading ivy, wisteria vines, and 120-year-old Japanese maples.

The 190 rooms and suites, many of which have floor-to ceiling-windows with views over Wellington Arch and historic Belgravia, feature bespoke furnishings, textiles, and artworks, mahogany-panelled dressing rooms, and customised fittings crafted by renowned British artisans.

The hotel’s numerous special-event venues opening later this year, include the pillarless St. George Ballroom (with back-of-house elevators large enough for motorcars), and other spaces ranging from configurable conference rooms to an intimate private cinema, all equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

The hotel’s signature rooftop restaurant, Brooklands, offers Modern British cuisine from Michelin-starred Chef Director Claude Bosi, while Canton Blue and its adjacent bar, Little Blue, will serve innovative Chinese cuisine, cocktails, teas, and exotic décor celebrating the spice-trade union of Asian and British cultures. The triple-height Lobby will be home to the brand’s signature afternoon tea, with a piano on the mezzanine providing live music.

An array of relaxation and well-being therapies and classes will be available to guests later this year at The Peninsula London, at the hotel’s Spa and Wellness Centre, which includes a 25-m indoor swimming pool.

Peter Marino-designed guest rooms range from 51 to 59 sqm and feature a mahogany-panelled dressing room and bathrooms with bathtub and Toto toilet.

Nine luxury boutiques are available for shopping on the hotel’s ground-floor retail arcade. 

“We are delighted to launch The Peninsula London, which is the culmination of decades of looking for the most exceptional location in London,” said Clement Kwok, managing director and chief executive of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, owner and operator of The Peninsula.

“We believe that the investment we have made into this project, the dedication of our people and the project teams we have worked with, and the quality and the attention to detail that we have strived for, will make this a unique hotel that we believe will stand out not only in London but globally, and will be one of the most important hotels in our group for generations to come.”

For a limited time, guests who reserve a room or suite at The Peninsula London can also enjoy special privileges, including an exclusive opening offer of £1,300 including daily breakfast for two; Peninsula Time, which offers flexible check-in and check-out times; use of a House car; and complimentary airport pick-up for all suite reservations.