The Peninsula, London

The Peninsula, London

The Peninsula, London finally opened in September making it the 12th Peninsula hotel in the world. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio now consists of twelves hotels in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Paris, Bangkok, Manila, Istanbul and now London. Fitting that the United Kingdom a small island surrounded by water now at long last has it’s own Peninsula. It may be the 12th property for Pensinula Hotels owned by but it is London’s first billion pound hotel. If you want to seriously impress a hot date with no expense spared then this is the hotel for you.

Good things come to those that wait at The Peninsula, London

Back in 2015 when everyone was humming along to “Uptown Funk” planning permission was requested for The Peninsula Hotel, Belgravia. However it is said that the hotel company chairman Sir Michael Kadoorie, whose family opened the original Peninsula hotel in Hong Kong in 1928 had been searching for the perfect London location for thirty years.  To put that into context, that was back when Manchester United won the very first Premier League title and John Major was Prime Minister. Since planning permission applications were submitted the world endured Covid 19 and subsequent staffing and supply chain issues constantly delaying the hotel completion. Finally after all this time, the masterpiece that is The Peninsula, London has arrived.

£1.1 billion hotel bill

How on earth could a hotel cost £1.1 billion you may ask? Well, let’s see.

The Peninsula, London has it’s very own fleet of luxury cars. All in a dark shade of green, Peninsula green actually. James Bond fans will be impressed by this. Including a £600,000 Phantom II and a 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom no less.

“Everyone knows all the green Rolls-Royces belong to The Peninsula.” – Mary Goodnight, The Man with the Golden Gun

A gaggle of smiling staff much like graceful but very cheerful swans swoop to your aid. Opening doors, carrying luggage and welcoming you and your date to The Pensinula, London as if you were royalty or perhaps 007 himself. You and your Bond girl will be waited on like never before.

You may notice the Jenny Packham designer uniforms as you whizz through the revolving doors. A dress by the celebrated British designer costs around £3000. Inspired by 1960’s British style icons and traditional Asian designs.

Once you have spun into The Peninsula, London you notice the crystal leaves suspended from the ceiling. The bright polished bianco marble walls behind the darkness of the Marquita marble reception desk. Peter Marino the superstar architect known for dressing in leather and renovating Andy Warhol’s townhouse designed The Peninsula, London. His design CV includes almost every couture flagship store you can name including Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Dior. Marino also designed Cheval Blanc, Paris and more recently he revamped Tiffany & Co’s flagship Fifth Avenue store. Marino was the design blueprint. Fusing both Eastern and Western architectural styles and then in turn inspiring not only Jenny Packham but perfumer Timothy Han and tableware designer Richard Brendon. This £1.1 billion bill is totting up. Barely having said hello to the iconic white stone lions that guard every Peninsula property.

Five stars is not enough, a Milky Way perhaps

London does not have a hotel rating above five. However The Peninsula, London is doing it’s very upmost to break that ceiling. With three bars, three restaurants and a cafe you and your date will be well fed and watered here. Further more The Peninsula, London presents cuisines from either side of the world. Canton Blue serves Cantonese cuisine whilst Brooklands offers a seasonal British menu.

On the lower floor of the hotel you will discover their wellness offering. Housing a spa, swimming pool and state of the art fitness centre. The Peninsula, London also houses nine designer boutiques. If that is not enough retail therapy then one of the luxury cars out front will take you and your gorgeous companion to Harrods.

However all this luxury comes at a price. You would need not just a National lottery win to stay here but a Euromillions win. If your numbers do come up then you may as well stay in the Peninsula Suite. Whenever you see “price on enquiry” you know there will be plenty of zeros on the end of that figure. Rooms start at £1400 per night let alone the suite tariffs.

The Peninsula Suite

“The hotel’s most palatial accommodation” and “A hotel within a hotel”

Access to The Peninsula Suite on the sixth floor is via your very own VIP lift. The suite itself has a vast corner terrace which wraps around the corner of this incredible accommodation. This sprawling suite is made up of two bedrooms, two dressing rooms, two onyx bathrooms, three powder rooms, a study, a gym, a ten seater dining room, a living room with a baby grand piano and a thirteen seater media screening room.

Spanning over 5000 square feet it is quite difficult to comprehend the size of this with words alone. The average London home is 705 square foot, so believe me this is huge. If you feel like The Peninsula Suite is too small to fit in your entourage then you can connect up to seven other rooms. Depending on how big your harem is you could have almost 14.000 square feet to you and your crew. This is the largest private accommodation available in London.

Luxury at every level

Whether you and your beautiful companion check in to a deluxe room or a grand suite you will feel like super stars. Tastefully decorated accommodation feature muted tones with contemporary furniture, luxurious furnishings and commissioned colourful artwork. Warm honey onyx bathrooms fully stocked with bespoke earth friendly amenities. Each city from Hong Kong to New York to London has it’s own scent carefully curated by an expert perfumer that reflects the destination.

As a discerning traveller would expect there is not a trouser press or a kettle in sight. Every room or suite in The Peninsula, London is bursting with the latest technology and mod cons. From tablets to read the news, contact staff on PenChat, Dyson hair dryers, hell there is even a nail dryer, wireless phones for complimentary long distance calls, heated toilet seats and touch screen televisions.

The Peninsula, London has even commissioned three champagnes. Every room has Charbonnel et Walker truffles in the mini bar. Of course there is 24 hour room service. The attention to detail is mind blowing. You will not find another hotel like this in London. It surpasses all expectations. In fact, you will never want to check out.

You never have to check out

The Peninsula, London has twenty five private residences for sale. Designed by Peter Marino also and inspired by the Palazzo Renaissance. If you are are perusing London’s ultra prime housing market looking for a plush pied a terre then you might want to arrange a viewing. A girl can dream. The Sunday Times reported that a pent house was sold for over £100 million. So essentially, if you have deep enough pockets you never have to check out.

East meets West

Since 2019 London had been losing Asian tourists thanks to the global pandemic. Inbound tourism to the UK from China for example had been rising drastically in recent years, from 192,000 visits in 2009 to 1.01 million in 2019. In 2021 this fell to somewhere in the region of 17,000 visits due to the ongoing Covid 19 lockdowns and restrictions. In 2023 it is business as usual. Tourists from all over Asia and those travelling for business are flocking back to London. With The Peninsula, Raffles at The OWO, Mandarin Oriental, Rosewood and Pan Pacific now in London it really is East meets West for luxury hotel guests.

If you would like one of our gorgeous girls to accompany you to The Peninsula, London please contact us via the booking form or call us on 0207 183 1094 to curate the most luxurious of dates.

The Peninsula
1 Grosvenor Place
London, SW1X 7HJ
+44 203 959 2888