Global hospitality company Jumeirah Group has announced it will close its flagship London property Jumeirah Carlton Tower this September for a complete refurbishment.

Work is due to start on the hotel on 1 September, with the property closing its doors to guests until the expected completion in summer 2020.

The “extensive” refurbishment project will cover all areas of the 17-storey building, including a remodelled lobby entrance, the creation of a destination restaurant on Sloane Street, a redesigned rooftop health club overlooking Cadogan Gardens and a new spa with a 20m indoor pool.

All guest rooms and suites will also be refurbished, with the number of keys being reduced from 216 to 188 due to the introduction of new Signature and Junior suites.

Design studio 1508 London has been appointed to design the hotel’s new interiors.

Jumeirah Group CEO Jose Silva said: “We are thrilled to announce our plans for the complete refurbishment of Jumeirah Carlton Tower. This project is a significant investment in the heart of Knightsbridge and is undertaken with the greatest attention to detail. A priority is to ensure that the new Jumeriah Carlton Tower will continue to be a cornerstone for the local community as well as an undisputed leader in the luxury hospitality world. This stunning re-imagining will contribute greatly to the repositioning of Jumeirah globally.”

The hotel originally opened in 1961 as the Carlton Tower and was one of the first modern five-star properties in the Knightsbridge district, according to Jumeirah.

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