London calling – The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah invites you to afternoon tea with iconic flair

There’s hardly another European capital that unites so many exciting, thoroughly contradictory facets as London. Royal splendour and classically elegant tradition meet cosmopolitan urbanity and a trendy lifestyle; sophisticated etiquette meets dry humour. In short: The British metropolis on the Thames is an icon. It goes without saying that one wants to be accommodated in an appropriately iconic way during the stay. What could be more natural than to choose the newly designed The Carlton Tower Jumeirah in the heart of Knightsbridge?


Surrounded by Hyde Park, Belgravia, Chelsea and Kensington, Knightsbridge is one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Stylishly restored villas and elegant townhouses from the late Victorian and Edwardian periods are joined here by the city’s premier shopping addresses: the renowned department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols, the luxury brand shops such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior, Armani and Bottega Veneta and many other lifestyle boutiques of international fashion and design artists. It is also home to the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Saatchi Gallery, two renowned cultural institutions. In the midst of this high-profile neighbourhood, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah rises upwards as the only skyscraper – an 18-storey landmark built in 1961 that offers spectacular views of the city on all sides from the upper floors. The interiors of the luxury hotel, which were redesigned in summer 2021, are just as outstanding as the building itself. Since then, the hotel awaits its guests with a classic-modern zeitgeist that honours its glamorous heritage whilst focusing clearly on the 21st century. Authentically British; at once surprising and seductive. Almost half the rooms are suites that inspire guests with their spacious, elegant furnishings in harmonious natural tones and most have a private balcony. Iconic Brit-chic for the most discerning requirements.


Of course, if you're in London, you mustn’t miss the celebrated afternoon tea. Especially when Jessica Prealpato is responsible for its concept. Crowned the World's Best Pastry Chef 2019 and Pastry Chef of the Year 2020 by Gault et Millau, this self-employed chef-patissière lends her exceptional skills to the 5-star establishment, developing extraordinary menus specifically for the afternoon tea tradition, which are served in The Chinoiserie Tea Room on the ground floor of the hotel between 12pm and 5pm. Under the motto 'A Tribute to Nature', she puts together different dishes according to the time of the year – exciting compositions based on natural, regional and seasonal ingredients. Respect for our Earth, according to Jessica Prealpato’s philosophy, starts now more than ever with what we eat. Every product that is cultivated, harvested and prepared has its own important story, which needs to be told and reflected in the dish – in the best and most beautiful form. Jessica’s creations are evidence that she succeeds in a unique way: one could well imagine choosing the salad of green and white asparagus served with rhubarb and potato mousse. Followed by scones with dried hibiscus blossoms, raspberries and tarragon? To finish, possibly a pear and plum tart, finely garnished with toasted pine nuts and lemon zest... In addition, you enjoy a hand-picked selection of teas; behind each variety is a health-promoting effect: black tea such as Assam and Darjeeling to give balance and regulate the blood sugar; fruity, antioxidant Oolong teas to support the skin’s regeneration; digestive and detoxifying herbal and Pu Erh teas; white and green teas as powerful energy boosters. Attractive alternative to tea: a glass of champagne from Louis Roederer.


Beyond its wonderful afternoon tea, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah offers numerous other opportunities for indulgent experiences: in the modern flair of the newly designed lobby, guests can sip a cocktail at the Signature Bar, while in Al Mare, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, all preparations are made for an exclusive dinner evening – with culinary finesse that takes guests on an epicurean journey between the French Riviera and Northern Italy. The aforementioned Chinoiserie is open all day – and its international cuisine and elegant ambience makes it a popular meeting place, not just for afternoon tea. A must-see is definitely The Peak Fitness Club and Spa, a holistic health and wellness space that boasts fascinating architecture: the large indoor pool is covered by a glass roof, which allows the entire space to shine in bright daylight. With a view of the London skyline, you can train on state-of-the-art equipment or participate in workouts. At the same time, elegant, quiet rooms are available for beauty and massage treatments. In between, stroll into the Spa's lounge, where you can take a seat under the semicircle of floor-to-ceiling windows and enjoy the panoramic view while sipping fresh juices and eating some light fresh food. Yes, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah knows how to fulfil the desires of discerning guests in an iconic way. Not least because the London luxury hotel is backed by consolidated expertise, international presence and well-founded experience: it is part of the renowned hospitality group Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, which includes the legendary Burj al Arab in Dubai, as well as Dubai Holding, which is a successful global player with 20.000 employees in 13 countries.

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