Waldorf Astoria London Admiralty Arch to open in 2025

Iconic London landmark will be opened as a five-star hotel boasting unique views of Buckingham Palace and a brand new spa


By Mark Smith

07 December 2022

London is set to welcome a new luxury spa hotel, the Waldorf Astoria London Admiralty Arch, which is due to open in 2025.

A joint venture between the property owners, Reuben Brothers, and Hilton the plan is to convert Admiralty Arch, one of London’s most iconic historical landmarks, into a luxury hotel under the Waldorf Astoria brand, which also includes the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian.

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Treatment room at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Since taking ownership of the building over the summer, Reuben Brothers has been working closely with Hilton to upgrade existing development plans for the site, in a partnership that will see the transformation which will remain true to its heritage and refined aesthetic.

The building, originally commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of Queen Victoria, stands proudly at the end of The Mall opposite Buckingham Palace, offering unparalleled views of the Palace in one direction and across Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square in the other.

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“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.

Christopher J. Nassetta

President and CEO, Hilton

Waldorf Astoria London Admiralty Arch to offer ‘the best view in London’

Central to the updated plans is a newly developed two-bedroom suite boasting a sensational view of Buckingham Palace. The suite will sit at the very centre of the building on the fourth-floor bridge and will be bookable for overnight stays and private events.

The hotel will provide restaurants and bars with world-renowned chefs, ensuring it becomes a must-visit London destination for hotel guests and non-residents. The property will feature two outdoor spaces: on the sixth floor rooftop terrace and on the ground floor, where guests will be able to sit overlooking St James’ Park.

The hotel’s design and characteristics, now incorporating an increased room count and an exclusive spa, will pay homage to the building’s historical significance, drawing inspiration from its past to create a unique experience for guests.

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Relaxation lounge, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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 for us. 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.”

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels

The hotel will join an exclusive portfolio of more than 30 Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts across the world, with recent signings including the brand’s expansion to other iconic cities including Sydney, as well as the return of Waldorf Astoria New York, which is undergoing an extensive refurbishment to preserve the building’s history.


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