Accor has confirmed Raffles London on the OWO will open towards the top of subsequent yr.
A grand new lodge within the landmark Grade II listed former Previous Warfare Workplace on Whitehall, the mission is being accomplished in partnership with Hinduja Group.
The constructing will open to the general public for the primary time, having undergone a change to create 120 rooms and suites, 85 distinctive branded residences and 11 vacation spot eating places and bars.
Situated at certainly one of London’s most traditionally important addresses, the primary Raffles lodge within the UK can have an in depth wellness area that includes world main spa and health companions and will likely be residence to a rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic views throughout Whitehall, the Mall and on to Buckingham Palace.
The Previous Warfare Workplace, initially accomplished in 1906 and designed by British architect William Younger, has stood witness to many world-shaping occasions.
Grand in each dimension and stature, the inside proportions replicate traditional Edwardian structure.
In the course of the cautious and delicate ongoing five-year renovation, the important thing options have been fully restored whereas respecting its legacy.
The household run Hinduja Group, on the helm of the redevelopment, has been passionately dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the heritage options of the constructing since its acquisition in 2016.
A whole lot of artisan craftspeople have been commissioned to revive the historic inside components together with delicate hand-laid mosaic flooring, oak panelling, chandeliers and an impressive marble staircase.
Stephen Alden, chief govt of Raffles Lodges, stated: “The launch of Raffles London on the OWO is a singular second for the London hospitality scene because the Raffles model arrives within the metropolis.
“We’re so proud to be a part of the magnificent five-year transformation of the historic Previous Warfare Workplace constructing.
“Now we have a world-class workforce to supervise the opening, in whose fingers I’m assured that the Raffles expertise of London, for our residents, visitors and guests alike, will likely be unforgettable.”