London's iconic building, located just a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace, the Admiralty Arch is about to be given a new lease of life when it reopens in 2025 as the Waldorf Astoria London Admiralty Arch.
The ambitious project is the brainchild of the billionaire property developers, the Reuben brothers, who took possession of the building this summer and have been working closely with Hilton to enhance existing development plans for the site.
The London landmark, originally commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of Queen Victoria, stands at the end of the Mall opposite Buckingham Palace and offers unrivalled views of the Palace in one direction and Nelson's Column and Trafalgar Square in the other.
The updated plans include an increase in the number of rooms and an exclusive spa, as well as the addition of a two-bedroom suite, which will offer "the most sensational view of Buckingham Palace". The suite will be centrally located on the fourth floor deck and can be booked for overnight stays and private events.
The hotel also promises to offer restaurants and bars run by world-renowned chefs, and will have two outdoor spaces: a rooftop on the sixth floor and a terrace on the ground floor, where guests can sit overlooking St James' Park.
Transforming and restoring Admiralty Arch - a true London landmark - into a five-star luxury hotel with restaurants, bars, ballroom, spa and residences is an incredible honour for us. We are delighted to be working with our valued partner, Hilton, to bring the Waldorf Astoria brand to the heart of London, and revitalise the area for hotel guests, visitors and Londoners to enjoy.
Jamie Reuben, Reuben Brothers
Admiralty Arch is undoubtedly one of London's most iconic landmarks and we are delighted to be working with Reuben Brothers on this magnificent hotel. With a legacy of preserving and enhancing incredible historic buildings, Waldorf Astoria is a natural partner for this development, and Reuben Brothers' track record of delivering projects of this scale makes them a great partner. Together, we will write the next chapter in the rich history of this exceptional building, and we look forward to expanding our partnership in the years to come.
Christopher J. Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton