One of London’s most iconic addresses to become Raffles’ first European residential property
One of London’s wealthiest buildings is gearing up for a new generation of prominence, thanks to Raffles Hotels & Resorts. After being closed to the public for over a century, the Old War Office in the heart of Whitehall is transforming into Raffles London at The OWO, the hotel brand’s first London institution that is sure to be one of the hotel openings most anticipated luxury products in 2022.. The property will also house 85 exquisite residences, with penthouses ranging from studios to five-bedroom homes. Sales are managed by Knight Frank and Strutt & Parker.
Originally built as Whitehall Palace where monarchs such as King Henry VIII resided from the early 16th century to the late 17th century, the palatial structure became the former war office where political and military decisions that shape the world have been taken. It was home to an important WWII headquarters where Winston Churchill’s legacy lives on and also served as the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. The office has even served as a filming location for five James Bond films, and most recently in Netflix. The crown.
The Grade II listed building originally built by William Young is currently undergoing restoration and its interiors remodeled by EPR Architects, Thierry Despont, 1508 London over the past five years. The designs will reflect the structure’s original Edwardian architecture and history as a preeminent mark of British empirical power while delivering chic, modern luxury and centuries-old dedication to craftsmanship in the 125 guest rooms and suites, as well as the 85 residential homes.
Guests and owners alike will enjoy all the luxury amenities and hospitality needed to stay at a Raffles-owned destination, which will be home to nine restaurants and bars, as well as an immersive spa and conservatory for tea and coffee. afternoon events. Residents will have 30,000 square feet of exclusive amenities including a cinema, fitness studios, private lounges and dining rooms, a games room, among other proprietary benefits.
The future OWO residences are at an enviable address opposite the house guards and are adjacent to the lush St. James Park, home to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk. Guests and residents alike will also be within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, the National Gallery, the Tate, as well as some of the city’s best shopping on Regents, Bond and Jermyn Street.
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