London’s Most Exciting Hotel Openings for 2024

We’re huge fans of staycationing in our own city, checking in for a cheeky night of luxury or finding a cheap and cheerful joint when the family is in town

And even if you’re not staying, London’s hotels are increasingly home to the city’s best restaurants so it’s worth having them on your radar. Here’s the most exciting London hotel openings for 2024, including a swanky new joint in the City and a UK debut from one of our fave international hotel groups. Get these on your list pronto.

Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

One of the more prolific hotel groups, the Mandarin Oriental are launching a second London site – not too far away from the other one. The new hotel will settle into Hanover Square, Mayfair’s oldest square, early next year which is just under a 30 minute walk from the Hyde Park location. Unlike the first, however, the new Mandarin Oriental will be housed inside a new build and offer a more intimate experience, with only 50 guest rooms (as opposed to 168 at Hyde Park) and 78 private residencies. There’ll also be two restaurants and a lounge by Michelin-starred chef Akira Back, a destination spa and large indoor swimming pool. Opens: early 2024

The Emory

The Emory

The Maybourne Hotel Group is adding a fourth property to its London portfolio (to join Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley), with The Emory. Opening in Knightsbridge, the hotel will be the group’s first new one in the capital in 50 years. There’ll be 60 suites – no bog-standard bedrooms here – and a Rigby & Rigby-designed penthouse set over nine floors inside the hotel, plus a rooftop offering 360-degree views of London that’s only accessible to guests; a four-floor underground wellness space with a 22-metre pool; and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC concept of fresh, local and conscious cuisine, which is highly acclaimed over in NYC. Opens: spring 2024

art’otel London Hoxton

After opening in Battersea Power Station at the end of 2022, with a rooftop pool overlooking the famous building, art’otel is returning to London for a Hoxton branch in 2024. As well as 357 bedrooms, the hotel will feature a restaurant and bar on the 25th floor, a first floor lounge with live music and a ground floor dining space with a terrace, plus a spa and wellness centre, an indoor pool, a screening room, and a dedicated art gallery. Aside from the art on show in the gallery, there’ll be works from British street artist D*Face to enjoy throughout the property’s bedrooms and common spaces. Opens: March 2024

Hyde London City

With locations in Hollywood, Miami and Dubai already, the Hyde hotel group have set their sights on London for their next move. The London City site will take over 15 Old Bailey, an historic building overlooking the iconic Old Bailey Criminal Court, just walking distance from St Paul’s Cathedral. It was originally built in the late 19th century as the first hotel with electric lighting and now it’ll be returning to its roots – after an immense £34.3 million refurb, of course. The seven-storey, 111-room hotel will house one restaurant, a subterranean cocktail and record bar, and will be designed as a hideaway in the centre of town. Opens: 2024

Six Senses London

£1 billion is being spent on the redevelopment of the old Whiteleys shopping centre, which opened in Bayswater in 1911 and was one the city’s first department stores. Now the former shopping centre is being transformed into The Whiteley, a luxury development featuring a Six Senses hotel (the first in the UK) with 110 rooms and 14 residencies, a lobby bar and lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and a Six Senses spa, along with a wellness centre and 20-metre pool. Opens: 2024

Park Hyatt London River Thames

Another shiny new development is headed for Nine Elms in the shape of the Park Hyatt London River Thames. Many of the hotel’s 203 rooms will have views of the river, as will the gym and fitness centre, which also includes an indoor pool, yoga studio, and nail studio. Along with an all-day restaurant, there’ll be an Asian restaurant and a wine bar on site, and for those travelling for business, ten meeting rooms including a huge ballroom. Opens: late 2024