The inspired luxury of Conrad Hotels & Resorts is due to arrive in Westminster, central London, following a franchise agreement with Supreme Hotels LLP. The 256 guest room hotel will join the Hilton Worldwide portfolio including 23 existing Conrad hotels and resorts worldwide, including Dublin, Dubai, Istanbul, and Portugal.
The Conrad London Westminster, owned by Norwegian fund KLP is located between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, is expected to welcome guests beginning in September 2014. Colliers International advised the landlord, KLP, on the deal.
John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, said,
“Conrad creates inspired experiences for our guests in the world’s gateway cities and most sought after leisure destinations. London continues to be a political, cultural, and economic powerhouse in the world, which makes it a natural destination for international travellers. We look forward to introducing Conrad London Westminster to the city of London.”
Shiraz Boghani, Chairman of Supreme Hotels LLP, part of the Splendid Hospitality Group, said: “It is supremely exciting to be announcing our second involvement with Hilton Worldwide in as many weeks! Together with Hilton London Bankside, which we will open in Summer 2015, we will be offering two significant destination hotels for London. The Conrad brand with its focus on individually tailored luxury is perfect for our central London location in Westminster.”
Conrad Hotels & Resorts are known for their luxurious environments that are conducive with connecting with others. Effortlessly blending a historic 19th century building with locally inspired style and design, Conrad London Westminster will offer the next enhancement in intuitive, personalised service to accommodate the luxury traveller.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, “London’s attractiveness as a tourism destination grows each year, contributing over £11bn annually to the U.K. economy. With rising international and domestic arrivals, and a thriving business environment, travellers can now experience the Conrad brand in a prime city centre location.”
The six-floor hotel features 256 beautiful rooms, including 42 premium rooms and luxurious suites including a discreet penthouse. All rooms reflect the hotel’s contemporary design, offering king-sized or twin beds, relaxing bathtubs, walk-in showers, free Wi-Fi, a media hub, a dedicated Club Lounge and the latest in in-room technology.
The hotel’s restaurant reflects the style of its prestigious address, buzzing as an energetic destination to meet for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The bar brings a sense of charm and sophistication to the traditional British pub and offers carefully selected local ales, stylish cocktails, and British wines.
Conrad London Westminster will include a 24 hour business centre, seven fully equipped Conrad meeting rooms as well as the Westminster Suite which can accommodate up to 300 guests.
The hotel is poised to become the destination of a new generation of smart luxury travellers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad London Westminster will offer the popular mobile Conrad Concierge app, which gives global luxury travellers the ability to customize details of their hotel stay before, during and after each visit via a smartphone or tablet. Whether it's pre-selecting bath amenities or checking-in while in-transit from the airport, guests can access a variety of features at any of the Conrad’s hotels and resorts worldwide by using the app.
Conrad London Westminster will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,100 hotels worldwide.