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The Peninsula London Opens in Belgravia as London’s Newest 5-Star Luxury Hotel

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There’s a new luxury hotel waiting for you on your next trip to London: The Peninsula London, which opened today.

The Peninsula London stands proudly British in its purpose-built home in Belgravia, one of the U.K. capital’s most lavish neighborhoods,

“It’s a proud moment for me and my team to open the doors of The Peninsula London to our first guests,” Sonja Vodusek, managing director of the Peninsula London, said in a press release. “We are very excited to welcome local residents and international visitors alike, to experience this exceptional property and to enjoy The Peninsula’s sophisticated hospitality and service in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.”

Let’s take a look at what you can expect from a stay at London’s most sumptuous new accommodations.

The Peninsula London: Quintessentially British

While the hotel’s building is indeed brand-new, it was imperative to keep the design in keeping with the character, class, and charm of Belgravia.

One of the most attractive features of this property is the private courtyard, which is where guests are welcomed. It’s also home to 2 120-year-old Japanese maples.

The Peninsula London Courtyard
The courtyard. Image Credit: The Peninsula

As a nod to the nation’s history of producing high-end automobiles, the hotel boasts a collection of private cars including Rolls-Royce Phantom IIs, hybrid Bentley Bentaygas, a completely electric vintage 1960 Austin taxi, and a stunningly restored 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom Sedanca de Villa.

The hotel’s 190 guest rooms were curated by architect and designer Peter Marino, who took inspiration from British houses and nature, decorating them with customized fittings by celebrated British craftspeople.

London Grand Premier Park Room
Grand Premier Park Room with floor-to-ceiling windows. Image Credit: The Peninsula

The smallest of the Peninsula’s opulent rooms are a comfortable 50 square meters, or about 540 square feet. Their size, and the fact that many will have floor-to-ceiling windows, make these rooms a rare find for a London property in such a prestigious part of town.

There will eventually be at least 6 food or drink venues on-site, including bars, restaurants, and lounges.

The lobby is home to the Peninsula’s take on a traditional afternoon tea, accompanied by live music.

The Peninsula Boutique and Café serves up sandwiches, salads, and sweet treats throughout the day.

Guests can order Chinese cuisine and cocktails and tea at the hotel’s Canton Blue restaurant, designed by Henry Leung of CAP Atelier.

The Peninsula London Canton Blue Dining Room
Canton Blue. Image Credit: The Peninsula

Yet to be opened are Brooklands and Brooklands Bar — the hotel’s eighth-floor restaurant and bar, with panoramic views of London. It will offer modern British fare by Chef Director Claude Bosi, whose French restaurant Bibendum has won 2 Michelin stars, in a setting that nods to the nations’ rich aviation and motorsport history.

Final Thoughts

The Peninsula Hotel brings an exciting and fresh take on what is to be expected from a quintessentially British, luxury hotel in the heart of the nation’s capital.

We’ll be sure to give you insight into what it’s like as soon as we get a chance to see it for ourselves!

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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