After a massive renovation that lasted a year and a half and cost more than 100 million pounds, the Carlton TowerJumeirah hotel in Knightsbridge is once again welcoming guests. The renovation touched every corner of the 17-storey building of the iconic hotel. All 186 rooms have been refurbished by 1508 London design studio to the highest standards. Initially, the hotel had 216 rooms, but this number was decided to be reduced in order to make the remaining more spacious. During the renovation, a unique reception desk was created, and the lobby bar, lounge, banquet hall, meeting rooms and Al Mare restaurant were redesigned.

Lobby bar

About half of all rooms in the Carlton Tower are suites. The interior design is dominated by the Art Nouveau style combined with exquisite minimalism. The walls are finished with textured wood, the rooms are furnished with upholstered furniture made in warm colors with accents of dark blue, green and burgundy tones. The hotel has a Royal Suite – an exclusive accommodation option with three bedrooms, the possibility of booking the entire floor.

When the hotel opened, a sculpture by Elisabeth Frink was installed next to the entrance arch – a kind of hallmark of the Carlton Tower as a modernist building. Bypassing the sculpture, guests find themselves in front of the entrance to the main building of the hotel. Wide and high doors create the effect of a classic British great hall. Inside, a custom-made chandelier is an abstract interpretation of the chrysanthemum. From the lobby you can get to The Chinoiserie, a favorite place for guests where you can always have a delicious meal. The new design of the room is made in elegant light colors. In keeping with the concept of Cake-o’clock, you can order pastries throughout the day, a wide selection of international dishes and drinks from an extensive wine list.

Al Mare Italian Restaurant invites guests to dine in a cozy setting. An open kitchen allows you to follow the process of cooking, in addition, the restaurant has a separate banquet room, as well as al fresco – an outdoor veranda. Marco Calenzo, the Italian-born chef at the Al Mare Hotel and Restaurant, has previously worked at Zuma and the Four Seasons international hotel chain, as well as at the Lanesborough Hotel in London.

The renovation also included the hotel’s fitness club, The Peak Fitness Club &Spa, spread over three floors. The Talise Spa on the second floor has new treatment rooms and the pool has also been refurbished. This is London’s largest swimming pool with natural light. Among its advantages are a bright interior and a panoramic glass ceiling, as well as private recreation areas located along the pool. The Peak Fitness Club also offers studio sessions and a gym with professional Technogym equipment on the ninth floor, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the capital.

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