Opening will mark the first hotel in the UK for Raffles Hotels & Resorts
Raffles London at The OWO will make its debut in London’s Whitehall on 29 September, in the building known as the Old War Office.
Raffles London features 120 guest rooms and suites, signature dining experiences by chef Mauro Colagreco, entertainment spaces including a grand ballroom, and a spa in partnership with Guerlain and Pillar.
The OWO will also feature 85 Residences by Raffles and is set to be a new culinary district for London, with the debut of nine restaurants and three bars, including a rooftop with panoramic views across St James’s Park, The Mall and on to Buckingham Palace.
Over the past eight years, the Old War Office building has been restored to its former glory with the family-run Hinduja Group at the helm of the redevelopment. The centrepiece of this landmark transformation is Raffles London at The OWO, which has been developed in partnership between the Hinduja Group and Accor.
Accor chairman and CEO Sébastien Bazin said: “Everyone at Accor feels honoured and privileged to be part of this historic project that has surpassed all expectations - truly a legend in the making and possibly the most awe-inspiring hotel on the planet. Together with the Hinduja family, we proudly invite locals and travellers alike to experience this extraordinary hotel as well as the authenticity and graciousness of Raffles, one of our most prestigious brands in one of the world’s greatest cities.”
Raffles and Orient Express, Accor CEO Omer Acar added: “Raffles seeks out astonishing settings for each of its properties, and Raffles London at The OWO offers this generously. The rich heritage of the city, as well as the Old War Office building, make London a natural home for the Raffles brand, which has long been synonymous with legendary service, glamour, art and storied destinations.”
For more information, visit www.theowo.london.com