City overview: Over 100 new hotel projects lined up for London [Infographic]

by | 31 Oct 2020 | Projects

The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows that the hotel market in the UK’s capital will keep growing in the coming years despite the pandemic, with more than 18,000 additional rooms currently in the pipeline.

Our researchers have found that 107 hotel schemes with 17,949 rooms are already on the books in London. We find out more about these upcoming launches.

London hotel openings by year

For the remainder of 2020, 16 projects with 2,378 rooms are planned, of which 12 are already in the pre-opening phase. In 2021, 35 properties with 5,687 rooms will be completed.

Meanwhile, 19 hotel schemes with 2,891 keys are on the cards for 2022 – and another 37 are in the pipeline for 2023, bringing an extra 6,993 rooms.

Of London’s 107 new hotels, 69 will be in the four-star category. The remaining 38 will be in the five-star luxury segment.

London’s top three growing hotel brands

Staycity Aparthotels, Hub by Premier Inn and Hampton by Hilton will each open three new properties in the UK’s capital city. StayCity will add the most new rooms (887) followed by budget-focused Hub with 493 rooms and Hampton with 465 keys.

Indeed, the presence of budget and extended-stay properties on this list shows that London’s hospitality scene is following a wider trend that we’re seeing elsewhere too, namely the push to provide guests with amenities that are more like what they have at home, creating a convenient and familiar hotel experience.

Noteworthy hotel projects in London

Among the most interesting projects in the city, the 550-room Staycity Aparthotel Blackfriars London will be part of a mixed-use tower that also contains 227 new homes and 61 affordable housing units. A range of onsite retail spaces, a small live music venue and a 136-metre office tower designed by Brisac Gonzales will complete the offering. An opening date is not currently set.

Also worth noting is Citicape House Hotel, which will be an eye-catcher for sure thanks to its exterior covered in vertical landscaping. Inside, guests will find 382 luxurious rooms, a 3,700 sq m workspace, a sky bar on the tenth floor, meeting and events spaces, a spa and a ground-level restaurant and co-working space. The hotel will showcase fresh ideas about building construction and its effect on climate change and air pollution. By integrating 40,000 sq ft of living wall within the façade, the building’s projected to annually capture more than eight tonnes of carbon, produce six tonnes of oxygen, and lower the local temperature by three to five degrees celsius. Again, its opening date has not yet been set.

Lastly, Park Hyatt London River Thames – One Nine Elms will be part of the One Nine Elms development, which consists of two towers. Apart from the hotel, they will also contain private residences and affordable housing. The 187-room Park Hyatt will open in Q4 2022 and offer guests everything from a luxury spa, ballroom and clubhouse restaurant to a sky garden with stunning views of the city and the river.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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