LONDON The ninth Corinthia Hotels property from Malta-based CHI Hotels & Resorts will open early next year in London. The 5-star Corinthia Hotel London is being built in an imposing Victorian building on a city block between Whitehall Place, Northumberland Avenue and Great Scotland Yard, overlooking Trafalgar Square and the River Thames.
The grand Victorian exterior houses fully-reconstructed elegant and contemporary interiors set around an inner foyer and garden, two restaurants, a luxury spa, a concept cocktail bar, boardroom meeting facilities and a beautifully refurbished grand ballroom. It will havee 294 guestrooms, including 45 luxurious suites—some of which are located on duplex floors, inside historic turrets and feature private lifts and terraces.
The two-bedroom Royal Suite, at more than 470 sq. m, will be the largest in London and can be connected to adjacent rooms to provide additional accommodation. Corinthia’s individual bedrooms, averaging 45 sq. m in size, are also among the largest in their category in London’s luxury hotel market.
Some of the world’s top designers and architects are behind the project. Interior design is led by GA Design International, which is also creating the hotel’s four-story Espa, as well as the suites, public spaces and one of the two restaurants. Renowned luxury interiors designer David Collins is creating the hotel’s bar, Bassoon, and specialty restaurant. The interior design will aim to deliver a mix of sophisticated luxury and residential style: a home-like approach that maintains an uncompromising standard for hospitality and service.
Chef Massimo Riccioli, celebrated owner of La Rosetta in Rome will introduce London to his fresh market style with a fish and seafood specialty restaurant at Corinthia. The hotel will also provide for all-day dining with a new-wave British restaurant.
“Once again, the eyes of worldwide travelers are turning towards the business and cultural attractions of London,” says Alfred Pisani, chairman and founder of Corinthia Hotel Group. “Whether to regular visitors, or first time tourists from the newly emerging economies, London never loses its appeal. I am dedicating myself, personally and with great passion, to delivering to London a 5-star luxury hotel, which will be amongst the best-of-the-best in the world. Corinthia Hotel London will be a true grand hotel for the 21st century.”