The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah is a 17-story, 186 room 88 suite luxury hotel in London, England. It is managed by the Emirati hotel operator Jumeirah.

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah is located in Kensington
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
Location within Kensington
General information
LocationCadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London, England
Coordinates51°29′54″N 0°9′31″W / 51.49833°N 0.15861°W / 51.49833; -0.15861
Opened5 January 1961[1]
OwnerDubai Holding
Technical details
Floor count17
Other information
Number of rooms186
Number of suites88
Number of restaurants2
Official website

Location edit

The hotel is located on Cadogan Place next to Sloane Street and close to Hyde Park, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and central Knightsbridge. The closest London Underground station is Knightsbridge tube station.

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah is in close proximity to Jumeirah's other luxury hotel in London, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, in Lowndes Street.[2]

Amenities edit

As of February 2024, there are two restaurants in the hotel: Al Mare,[3] an Italian restaurant overseen by head chef Marco Calenzo;[4] and The Chinoiserie, an all-day dining restaurant. Jumeirah Lowndes offers another dining option, The Lowndes Belgravia.[5]

The top floors of the hotel house The Peak Fitness Club & Spa, a 15,000 square foot health club[6] offering equipment, fitness classes and a 20m swimming pool.[7] The Peak Fitness Club & Spa was awarded AA Best UK Spa status in 2023.[8] The hotel has two tennis courts.[9]

History edit

The hotel opened on 5 January 1961 as The Carlton Tower, managed by Hotel Corporation of America. In 1970, that chain was renamed Sonesta Hotels, and the hotel was briefly the Sonesta Tower Hotel. UK-based Lex Hotels assumed management in 1971, and the hotel regained its original name. In 1977, the hotel's owners, Prudential Assurance, sold the property to Proteus Hotels.[10]

Hyatt Hotels assumed management in 1982, and the hotel was renamed the Hyatt Carlton Tower. When Hyatt's 20-year contract ran out, Jumeirah took over management in December 2001, and it was renamed Jumeirah Carlton Tower.[11] In 2011, to celebrate its 50th year, the hotel published a history by Clive Aslet, "All That Life Can Afford".[12]

In September 2019 the hotel closed for a £100 million renovation. It reopened in July 2021, rebranded slightly as The Carlton Tower Jumeirah.[13]

The hotel was voted "Best UK Business Hotel" at the Conde Nast Reader's Travel Awards in 2008, and Conde Nast Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 - Best International Business Hotel.[14][15]

The hotel was awarded "England's Best Business Hotel" at the World Travel Awards for three consecutive years, 2011 to 2013, and has been nominated every year since.[16]

The hotel found itself amid controversy in 2009 when The Telegraph reported a banker's naked corpse was found by a member of staff.[17]

References edit

  1. ^ "Hotels". Famous Hotels. 5 January 1961. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel".
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Latest opening: Al Mare". 27 August 2021.
  5. ^ "The Lowndes Belgravia".
  6. ^ "Jumeirah spends £100m revamping The Carlton Tower hotel with three-storey spa and health club | news".
  7. ^ "The Peak Fitness Club and Spa".
  8. ^ Colville, Charlie (5 December 2023). "These Spas Have Been Crowned The Best In The UK". Country and Town House.
  9. ^ "10 reasons to stay at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah".
  10. ^ "Jumeirah group enters London market". Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  11. ^ Nazzal, Nasouh (17 March 2002). "Jumeirah group enters London market". Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Jumeirah Carlton turns 50". 10 June 2011. Archived from the original on 11 February 2013.
  13. ^ "The Carlton Tower Jumeirah Opens Following An Extensive 18-Month Transformation".
  14. ^ "London". Archived from the original on 25 December 2009.
  15. ^ "Check Out Conde Nast Traveller Middle East Magazine's Launch Issue". 11 December 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Jumeirah Carlton Tower on World Travel Awards". World Travel Awards. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Millionaire HSBC banker hanged himself over marriage problems". Retrieved 17 March 2016.

External links edit