Carlton Tower Jumeirah is reopening its doors later this year after an all-encompassing £100 million renovation – the most extensive in its history. The hotel is a modern classic and sophisticated hotspot with a rich history in the heart of Knightsbridge.
In the run up to opening, The Carlton Tower is delighted to announce three stellar new appointments to the hotel team.
The new Director of Food & Beverage, Ludovic Simon, brings with him a wealth of experience in both luxury city hotels and remote resorts. Originally from France, Simon has a passion for excellence and stand out food and beverage programmes. He has worked in Hyatt Hotels across the globe since 2005, including properties such as Cannes’ iconic Hotel Martinez as well as spending a year at the Four Seasons Bora-Bora.
Marco Kuefner, who will be joining as Director of Rooms, began his professional career in London at The Landmark Hotel and Andaz London Liverpool Street. A German native, Kuefner rose up the ranks at Ritz Carlton taking him overseas to the United States, Hungary, Hong Kong and Moscow. He is delighted to be back in London and working as part of the team on this iconic reopening.
Finally, Richard Hurley has been appointed Director of Conference and Banqueting Operations and is also no stranger to a hotel opening, having completed five luxury London openings since 2013. These include Rosewood London, Hotel Café Royal, The Corinthia, The Langham and The Grove Hotel. Through these ventures, Hurley has gained a unique opening skillset and understanding of the industry which will provide great attributes to The Carlton Tower Jumeirah.
Just a month’s shy of celebrating its 60th anniversary, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah will reopen its doors following an all-encompassing renovation – the most extensive in its history. Once the tallest hotel in London; The Carlton Tower Jumeirah is a modern classic and sophisticated hotspot with a rich history in the heart of Knightsbridge.
Jumeirah’s European flagship will reopen with fewer but larger rooms – 186 keys – and a brand new design where heritage meets contemporary luxury. Many of the newly-created signature and junior suites will boast balconies with spectacular views over London, and guests will have exclusive access to private garden square Cadogan Gardens and its tennis courts.
With an illustrious past as an A lister haunt, the hotel has been reinvented for a new generation of discerning guests with elegant, timeless decor by esteemed interior and architecture design studio 1508 London. Renowned for creating exceptional private residences and hospitality interiors, 1508 has drawn on the hotel’s rich history and glamourous heritage as “the place to be”, and its quintessential London location, to offer a brand new design informed by modern interpretations of classic British architecture.
New features include the return of the “arrivals moment” when you enter the hotel – a redesigned turntable glass entrance and lobby with a bespoke chandelier, which incorporates an abstract interpretation of a chrysanthemum, inspired by Cadogan Gardens’ history as a botanical garden. The hotel’s famous health club ‘The Peak Fitness Club & Spa’ set across three floors will also be revitalised with separate membership options. The Peak boasts a new Talise Spa on the hotel’s second floor, featuring London’s largest 20m swimming pool with natural daylight and views through its glass ceiling, lined with poolside cabanas for relaxation. Additionally, The Peak will incorporate studio classes with breath-taking panoramic views across the capital.
New bar and dining concepts at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah include a destination restaurant and bar, boasting a theatre kitchen for immersive dining, craft cocktails and a world class wine-list, a private dining room and alfresco seating on Cadogan Place. Additionally, the Chinoiserie is an all-day lobby lounge and bar offering a ‘cake-o-clock’ afternoon tea concept, served late into the evening.