The Luxury Collection, now part of Marriott International, has announced that Knightsbridge hotel The Wellesley will join its portfolio.
The Wellesley joins The Cristallo Resort & Spa in Italy and The Alexander in Yerevan, which will also become part of the collection in 2017. The additions to the portfolio will strengthen the brand’s strong presence in the UK and Europe, with 2017 on target to be another milestone year for The Luxury Collection, one of Marriott International’s eight contemporary luxury brands.
An intimate and refined hotel, converted from a luxurious 1920s townhouse, The Wellesley is ideally situated amidst the glamour of Knightsbridge, overlooking Hyde Park and steps away from London’s finest boutiques and acclaimed restaurants.
General Manager Stefano Lodi said: “With Marriott International’s recent acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and the growth of The Luxury Collection, this is such an exciting time to be joining the brand. Marriott’s focus to regularly exceed guests’ expectations is perfectly matched with our own, and we are excited to see what this partnership has in store for the future.
“We will continue to offer our unrivalled personal service and exceptionally high-standard of accommodation, with the addition of The Luxury Collection’s worldwide experience, to create the perfect stay for our guests”.
Famed for its exquisite 1920s Art Deco style and impeccable service, which includes the complimentary 24-hour butler and Rolls-Royce drop-off services, the property features 36 luxurious rooms and suites, including an impressive Penthouse Suite which occupies the top two floors of the hotel.
The Wellesley is also home to Oval Restaurant, serving fine Italian cuisine; The Jazz Lounge, offering afternoon tea and weekly jazz performances; Crystal Bar, which stocks an impressive collection of Cognac and whisky; and the Cigar Lounge, housing Europe’s largest hotel humidor and offering a refined selection of high-quality cigars. There are also two heated outdoor Cigar Terraces for cigar connoisseurs to enjoy.
The Wellesley will officially join The Luxury Collection’s portfolio in March 2017.