Jumeirah Carlton Tower

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Jumeirah Carlton Tower
Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel.jpg
Jumeirah Carlton Tower
Jumeirah Carlton Tower is located in Kensington
Jumeirah Carlton Tower
Location within Kensington
General information
LocationCadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London, England
Coordinates51°29′54″N 0°9′31″W / 51.49833°N 0.15861°W / 51.49833; -0.15861Coordinates: 51°29′54″N 0°9′31″W / 51.49833°N 0.15861°W / 51.49833; -0.15861
Opening5 January 1961[1]
OwnerDubai Royal Family
ManagementJumeirah
Other information
Number of rooms216
Number of suites58
Number of restaurants3
Website
https://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/london/jumeirah-carlton-tower/

The Jumeirah Carlton Tower is a hotel in London, England. Owned and managed by the Emirati firm Jumeirah, it is located on Cadogan Place next to Sloane Street and close to Harrods, Harvey Nichols and central Knightsbridge. There are three restaurants and bars which include The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, and Chinoiserie.

History[edit]

The hotel opened on 5 January 1961 as The Carlton Tower, managed by Hotel Corporation of America. In 1970 that chain was renamed Sonesta Hotels, and the hotel was briefly renamed the Sonesta Tower Hotel. UK-Based Lex Hotels assumed management in 1971, and the hotel regained its original name.[2] In 1977, the hotel's owners, Prudential Assurance, sold the property to Proteus Hotels.[3] Hyatt Hotels assumed management in 1982, and the hotel was renamed the Hyatt Carlton Tower. When Hyatt's 20-year contract ran out, Jumeirah took over management in December 2001, and the hotel was renamed the Jumeirah Carlton Tower.[4] In 2011, to celebrate its 50th year, the hotel published ‘All That Life Can Afford’.[5]

The hotel was voted "Best UK Business Hotel" at the Conde Nast Reader’s Travel Awards in 2008 as well as Conde Nast Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 - Best International Business Hotel.[6]

The hotel was awarded "England's Best Business Hotel" for three consecutive years (from 2011 to 2013) at the World Travel Awards and has been nominated every year since.[7]

The hotel found itself amid controversy in 2009 when The Telegraph reported a banker's naked corpse was found by a member of staff.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hotels". Famous Hotels. 5 January 1961. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  2. ^ http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/general/jumeirah-group-enters-london-market-1.381199
  3. ^ http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/general/jumeirah-group-enters-london-market-1.381199
  4. ^ Nazzal, Nasouh (17 March 2002). "Jumeirah group enters London market". GulfNews.com. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Jumeirah Carlton turns 50". The Handbook. 10 June 2011. Archived from the original on 11 February 2013. External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ www.jumeirah.com
  7. ^ "Jumeirah Carlton Tower on World Travel Awards". World Travel Awards. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Millionaire HSBC banker hanged himself over marriage problems". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 17 March 2016.

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