Luxury hotel group Six Senses has announced that it will open a new London establishment in what was once the premises of Whiteleys, the British capital’s first department store. The inauguration of the new hotel is slated for 2023.
The high-end chain, which is committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly policies, was voted the “world’s best hotel group” at the Global Wellness Summit in 2018. Now it is about to write a new page in its history with its upcoming London property.
Located in the heart of the Bayswater district, Whiteleys was redeveloped as a shopping centre with a cinema and bowling alley in the 1980s, and will now be transformed into a hotel, wellness club and spa with 110 guest rooms and suites with a minimum size of 355 square feet. There will also be 14 branded residences for wealthier customers, whose owners will be able to tap into all the privileges that come with a stay at the Six Senses, including concierge services and customised interior design.
An essential aspect of the Six Senses brand, the spa, which will be one of the main features of the new hotel, will offer guests the opportunity to relax in a space reminiscent of an old-fashioned London underground station. There will also be a 3,500-square feet fitness area and 65-foot-long indoor swimming pool.
The new Six Senses London joins the bustling British capital’s bastion of luxury hotels, which is currently home to famed names such as the Shangri-La, the Savoy, the Intercontinental and the Dorchester.