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September 19, 2023

The Peninsula Hotel Opens in London

The Peninsula London becomes just the 12th property in the brand’s 95-year history.

By Grace Taylor

On the edge of Hyde Park and steps away from Buckingham Palace, one of London’s most anticipated hotels of the last decade, The Peninsula London, has opened its doors. 

Located at the symbolic address of 1 Grosvenor Place, the ultra-luxury brand first broke ground on the site in 2017. Six years and over $1bn later, The Peninsula London becomes just the 12th property in the ultra-luxury brand’s 95-year history.

A stone’s throw from Knightsbridge, Kensington Gardens and other iconic London attractions, the hotel celebrates the finest of Britain’s craftsmanship and artistry while staying true to its Asian heritage.

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The Peninsula Hotel Exterior
The Peninsula London is located at the symbolic address of 1 Grosvenor Place ©Peninsula Hotels

The Peninsula partnered with Hopkins Architects to help the building blend in seamlessly with its surroundings. Contributions from creative partners such as fashion designer Jenny Packham, perfumier Timothy Han, and over 40 artists from The Royal Drawing School, immerse guests in a quintessentially British ambiance, giving the hotel the feel of a bright and airy manor house.

Centered around an expansive, off-street courtyard, filled with climbing jasmine, wisteria vines and two 120-year-old Japanese maples, the bright and spacious hotel offers guests modern luxury in the heart of London.

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View of London from Premier Suite in The Peninsula London
The Peninsula London is on the edge of Hyde Park and steps away from Buckingham Palace / ©Peninsula Hotel


The Peninsula London offers 190 guest rooms and suites, as well as 25 luxury residences. The first UK hotel to be designed by Peter Marino, these accommodations perfectly blend The Peninsula’s signature Asian elegance with its new London location.

Bespoke details such as mahogany-paneled walk-in dressing rooms and bathrooms crafted from honey onyx stoneware evoke the feel of a chic private residence. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer unrivaled panoramic views over Wellington Arch and beyond.

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In December, the hotel’s four signature suites, three featuring private balconies and terraces, will become available. The hotel’s most luxurious accommodation, The Peninsula Suite, offers a terrace with sweeping views over Hyde Park, a cinema, gym, a dedicated VIP elevator and the option to adjoin a separate entertaining suite. 

Add seven more bedrooms, and you can take over the entire floor, creating your own private hotel within a hotel, spanning almost 14,000 sq ft.

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The Grand Premier Park Room at the Peninsula London Hotel
The Peninsula London offers 190 guest rooms and suites, as well as 25 luxury residences / ©Peninsula Hotel
Bathroom in Premier Room in The Peninsula London
Rooms feature details such as mahogany-paneled dressing rooms and bathrooms crafted from honey onyx / ©Peninsula Hotel


With six distinct restaurants, bars and lounges, The Peninsula London offers culinary delights suited to every taste.

The Lobby, an airy, bright restaurant sat under triple-height, intricately molded ceilings, with walls adorned with hand-painted de Gournay landscape murals, offers the traditional Peninsula afternoon tea experience, alongside globally-inspired cuisine, often accompanied by live music.

If guests are looking for more casual culinary delights, The Peninsula Boutique and Cafe offers salads, sandwiches and sweets, available throughout the day.

For dinner, venture to Canton Blue, the hotel’s innovative Chinese restaurant. Designed by Henry Leung of CAP Atelier, this restaurant is a celebration of the spice-trade union between Asian and British cultures. Savor Cornish blue lobster, hand-dived scallops and braised whole abalone in low-lit intimacy.

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Chinese restaurant Canton Blue in The Peninsula Hotel London
Canton Blue is the hotel’s innovative Chinese restaurant ©Peninsula Hotel

The guest’s signature rooftop restaurant, Brooklands, will open in early October. Overseen by two Michelin-star chef Claude Bosi, Brooklands will offer modern British fine-dining with panoramic views from St Paul’s Cathedral to Battersea Power Station. 

The restaurant’s design pays homage to Brooklands’ rich history as an airfield and historic car race track turned museum, featuring a curated collection of artifacts, including the vintage Napier Railton, the 1933 race car that maintains Brooklands’ speed record. 


Opening in November 2023, the Peninsula Spa and Wellness Center will offer guests quiet, serene moments of relaxation. Located on the quiet lower floor of the hotel, the spa will feature seven private rooms for massages, face and body treatments, and Ayurvedic aromatherapy rituals. 

Separate sauna and steam rooms are available for both men and women, and relaxation lounges with heated chaises invite guests to lie back and relax. 

The stunning centerpiece of the Wellness Center is a 25-meter heated indoor swimming pool, adorned with intricately-crafted mosaic artwork and illuminated with an overhead light panel that mimics the changing hues of natural sunlight. Equipped with underwater speakers and surrounded by poolside lounge chairs, it offers all-day poolside dining and relaxation. 

The Peninsula London Premier Suite
Guests can take advantage of the new hotel’s introductory offer / ©Peninsula Hotel

With a strong focus on guests’ wellbeing, the hotel offers an array of wellness programs accessible anytime via the dedicated Wellness Portal. These include guided meditation, aromatherapy self-care rituals, and in-room fitness equipment. 

Guests eager to experience London’s newest luxury hotel can take advantage of the Peninsula London’s special introductory offer (available until 30 November 2023) for £1,300, inclusive of breakfast, use of a house car, fully flexible check-in and check-out and a host of exclusive benefits.

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