September 30, 2023

Accor reveals new Raffles London set to open at the Old War Office in late-2022

A few of the most in-demand suites will be located in the structures corner turrets, from which visitors will enjoy unequaled views over Horse Guards and the sensational 57-acres of St. Jamess Park.

The household run Hinduja Group, at the helm of the redevelopment, has actually been passionately devoted to the careful restoration of the heritage functions of the building considering that its acquisition in 2016.

The Old War Office, originally finished in 1906 and developed by British architect William Young, has actually stood witness to numerous world-shaping occasions.

Raffles Hotels and Resorts and developers Hinduja Group have exposed Raffles London at The OWO will make a grand arrival from late 2022.

Key suites at Raffles London will be located in the structures most storied spaces– previously workplaces of influential political and military leaders consisting of Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and John Profumo.

The building, previously the Old War Office on Whitehall, will open to the public for the very first time, having actually gone through a monumental improvement to develop 120 suites and rooms, 85 special branded homes and 11 destination dining establishments and bars.

Alden said the OWO will become a brand-new epicentre for the capitals dining scene with an eclectic collection of 11 dining establishments and bars led by world-class chefs and restaurateurs.

Numerous craftsmen craftspeople have actually been commissioned to restore the historic interior elements consisting of delicate hand-laid mosaic floorings, oak panelling, chandeliers, and a splendid marble staircase.

The building went on to include in numerous Bond films, consisting of Skyfall, Spectre, License to Kill, A View to a Kill, Octopussy, and most recently, No Time To Die.

” We have a first-rate group to supervise the opening, in whose hands Im positive that the Raffles experience of London, for our visitors, citizens and visitors alike, will be extraordinary,” he stated.


Found at one of Londons most traditionally significant addresses, the UKs first Raffles hotel will have a comprehensive health area including world leading medical spa and physical fitness partners and will be home to a rooftop restaurant and bar with scenic views across Whitehall, The Mall and on to Buckingham Palace.

” The launch of Raffles London at The OWO is a singular moment for the London hospitality scene as the Raffles brand arrives in the city,” stated Raffles Hotels and Orient Express CEO, Stephen Alden.

” We are so proud to be part of the stunning five-year transformation of the historical Old War Office building.

The Old War Office inspired Ian Fleming to compose the well-known James Bond series after working as crucial intermediary officer in between the War Office and Britains Naval Intelligence Service.