Global luxury hospitality company Jumeriah Group today announced its European flagship hotel, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, opened in the heart of London's fashionable Knightsbridge district following an extensive 18-month revitalization estimated at $137 million.Previously known as Jumeirah Carlton Tower, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah launches under a new name to reflect the significance of the most extensive transformation in all its history. Originally designed 60 years ago by Henry End, also responsible for the interiors of New York's Plaza Hotel, the five-star property was thoughtfully redesigned by 1508 London to cater to a new generation of discerning guests. While respecting the building's original, clean modernist style, the esteemed design studio layered an eclectic mix inspired by the architecture of surrounding mansion blocks and homes with soft curved edges, pops of bright color and organic inspired forms throughout.
With renovation costs totaling more than $137 million, changes include a new foyer and reception, health club and spa with London's largest naturally lit swimming pool, flagship restaurant, lobby bar and lounge, ballroom, and meeting rooms. A total of 186 new bedrooms and suites, reduced from a previous 216, now offer more space and natural light, with 87 of the rooms also featuring balconies with spectacular views of the city. Stars and socialites from all over the world can take advantage of the Royal Suite, the hotel's new and most exclusive residence featuring three bedrooms with the option to privatize the entire floor.