Raffles is planning to open its first luxury hotel in the United Kingdom on September 29, 2023. The hotel will be located at the historic Old War Office (OWO) in London, which was once the residence of Winston Churchill. The building has been extensively renovated and now offers 125 luxurious guest rooms and suites, a 600-person ballroom, and 2.5 miles of opulent corridors. This new establishment is called Raffles London Luxury Hotel.
Guests at Raffles London will have a wide selection of culinary options to choose from, including nine restaurants and three bars. The renowned Argentinian chef, Mauro Colagreco, will provide three unique dining experiences. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of Buckingham Palace at the rooftop bar or partake in elegant afternoon teas in the old library, paying homage to the building’s rich history.
The OWO has a storied past dating back to the time of the Tudors and Stuarts. The building was rebuilt in the Victorian era after a devastating fire. During World War II, Winston Churchill used the location as his office, and Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, was a frequent visitor as a British Intelligence officer. Several scenes from 007 movies were even filmed in and around this iconic structure.
Raffles London is not just a luxury hotel, but also boasts a 20-meter subterranean pool and the city’s first Guerlain brand Spa. The Spa spans four floors and offers amenities such as saunas, steam rooms, experience showers, a state-of-the-art gym, and luxurious treatment rooms. Guests can indulge in express beauty treatments, make-up, and fragrances at the Guerlain Atelier.
The heritage suites at Raffles London are truly exceptional. They include the two-bedroom Churchill suite, which was formerly the Army Council Room, and the one-bedroom Granville suite, named after Polish agent Christine Granville. These suites feature spacious bathrooms with a freestanding bathtub and a custom-built walk-in shower. Additionally, all guests at Raffles London will enjoy the impeccable service of a 24-hour butler.
If you’re looking for a luxurious experience, Raffles London is the place to be. Located at the historic OWO on 57 Whitehall in London, this hotel offers a world of lavishness and elegance. Don’t miss the chance to book your stay and immerse yourself in luxury. It promises to be a memorable experience.
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