Mandarin Oriental reveals plans for London South Bank hotel

Mandarin Oriental has announced its plans for a new luxury hotel and branded residences that is to open in London’s South Bank in 2028.

On opening, this new property is to become the third Mandarin Oriental hotel in London as it joins Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and the autumn 2023 opening Mandarin Oriental Mayfair.

A landmark development

Developed by an international real estate consortium including Hotel Properties Limited, Native Land Limited and Amcorp Properties Berhad, Mandarin Oriental Bankside will cater for both leisure and business travellers in its South Bank setting overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral.

This luxurious new property will be a part of the Bankside Yards mixed-use development connecting the space between Tate Modern and Blackfriars Station and centred around this site’s historic railway arches.

“We are excited to announce the development of Mandarin Oriental Bankside, London, which will be a significant addition to the Bankside Yards development and our third Mandarin Oriental property in London,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. “We look forward to working with our partners to create a world-class hotel and branded residences that will undoubtedly become a landmark destination in London’s South Bank.”

Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land, commented: “Bankside Yards is a best-in-class mixed-use destination, devised by Native Land and its partners in the most central riverside location in London.”

“The arrival of a Mandarin Oriental hotel and branded residences will be one of the most important elements in our intention to offer the very best amenities side-by-side with world-class cultural institutions, top-tier businesses and a rich and varied community. Such a respected global hospitality brand will positively impact not only the Bankside Yards development itself, but also the wider Bankside and South Bank area.”

Designed for business and leisure

A contemporary standalone building will house the 171-room hotel, along with 70 branded Residences at Mandarin Oriental, which will come with a sky lobby lounge, private roof garden and parking and also provide access to the hotel’s services and facilities.

The hotel will attract locals as well as international guests with its four culinary venues, located on the first and 19th floors, and wellness facilities within the property will then include the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, a fitness centre and a 25m lap pool.

The hotel will also become a go-to for events with adaptable function and meeting rooms, pre-function space, an outdoor terrace and activity area for both corporate and celebratory occasions.

The site will be developed according to the Bankside Yards’ plan to be the UK’s first operationally fossil fuel-free major mixed-use development.