From history to a hotel: Waldorf Astoria will transform Admiralty Arch 

From history to a hotel: Waldorf Astoria will transform Admiralty Arch 



Waldorf Astoria will make its London debut in 2025.

London is set to welcome a new luxury hotel. Waldorf Astoria will open its first hotel in the capital, and it will be located in Admiralty Arch. Set to launch in 2025, it will be housed within the Grade-I listed building, which is near Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. 

Admiralty Arch is a historic landmark in London, which has welcomed famous faces, from the former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill to James Bond writer Ian Fleming. The building was originally commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of Queen Victoria. It stands in a significant spot – it is at the entrance to The Mall and has played a crucial role in royal ceremonies. 

In 2017, it was announced that the site would be redeveloped by Waldorf Astoria. The number of rooms and suites at Waldorf Astoria Admiralty Arch has not yet been confirmed, although it will be home to a two-bedroom suite with views of Buckingham Palace. 

Waldorf Astoria Admiralty Arch

Waldorf Astoria Admiralty Arch will also include restaurants and bars from world-renowned chefs and a spa. It will also boast two outdoor spaces: a ground-floor terrace overlooking St James’ Park and a sixth-floor rooftop terrace. 

Jamie Reuben of Reuben Brothers said, “Transforming and restoring Admiralty Arch – a true London landmark – into a five-star luxury hotel with restaurants, bars, a ballroom, spa and residences is an incredible honour. We are excited to be working with our esteemed partner, Hilton, to bring the Waldorf Astoria brand to the heart of London, and revitalising the area for hotel guests, visitors and London locals to experience and enjoy.”

Christopher J. Nassetta, president & CEO, Hilton, added, “Admiralty Arch is undoubtedly one of the most iconic landmarks in London and we are delighted to be working with Reuben Brothers on this magnificent hotel.”

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