London's best new hotel openings – autumn 2023

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These new luxury hotel openings will set the bar higher than ever 

London has never been wanting for luxurious places for travellers to lay their weary heads, but this autumn some of the most celebrated names in the business have opened their doors in the British capital. These highly-anticipated hotels have been years in the making, in some instances, and all are undoubtedly worth the wait.

Come with us as we take a sneak peek to see what you can expect… And don’t forget, we can book your stay for you (or anywhere else, for that matter!) as well as taking care of all your travel arrangements. 

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The Peninsula London

Word is the Peninsula Group has been searching the capital for a suitably grand location for nigh on 30 years, and this purpose-built dwelling in Belgravia is naturally as splendid as you would expect. Overlooking Wellington Gate at Hyde Park Corner, and a short distance from Knightsbridge and Buckingham Palace, the Peninsular is the destination du jour this autumn. Sumptuous and suitably decadent interiors by Peter Marino set the tone for a truly elevated experience, with Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi in charge of dining at rooftop restaurant Brooklands, while chef Dicky Ho serves up Asian-inspired dishes at Canton Blue on the ground floor. And did we mention the rooms are some of the largest in the city, with many boasting mahogany wood panelling and sprawling four-poster beds.
Call: 020 3959 2888
Where: 1 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HJ
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Raffles London at The OWO

Over in Whitehall, meanwhile, Raffles Hotel Group has worked its magic on the Old War Office, where the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and John Profumo once roamed the corridors. Behind its magnificent Edwardian facade, show-stopping mosaics, oak panelling and chandeliers make for one of the most opulent destinations in the capital. No expense has been spared and New York-based designer Thierry Despont’s interiors are truly a joy to behold. Three of the hotel’s nine restaurants are overseen by Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco while the luxurious spa is over four floors.
Call: 020 3909 7500
Where: 57 Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX
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1 Hotel Mayfair

Another new entry on the Mayfair hotel scene, 1 Hotel aims to be the capital’s first sustainably-driven luxury hotel, with its bright, elegant interiors created using eco-friendly materials wherever possible. In addition to its commitment to sustainable practices, each hotel room features a living moss wall as well as responsibly-sourced linens and timber - some of it from fallen trees via London’s plentiful parks. The food won’t disappoint, either. Double Michelin-star chef Tom Sellers is already making waves at the hotel’s a la carte restaurant, Dovetail, while drinks can be sipped at the flagship bar Dover Yard overlooking a botanical courtyard.  
Call: 020 3688 0055
Where: 3 Berkeley St, London W1J 8DJ
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Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the Mandarin Oriental will be opening a brand-new residence in Hanover Square early next year, too! This will MO’s second hotel in the capital and it promises to be just as opulent as it’s big sister in Knightsbridge… Details to follow in the new year.
Where: Hanover Square, London
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