Park Hyatt London River Thames Opening Late 2024 (Hopefully)

Park Hyatt London River Thames Opening Late 2024 (Hopefully)

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World of Hyatt is my favorite hotel loyalty program (thanks largely to the value of Globalist status), and Park Hyatt is my favorite Hyatt brand. I’m always thrilled when the portfolio expands, and new Park Hyatts are added in exciting destinations, whether we’re talking about city hotels or resorts.

London is one of the biggest hotel markets in the world, yet Park Hyatt doesn’t have a property there. In 2020, plans were announced for a new Park Hyatt in London. This hotel’s opening has been delayed quite a bit, so I wanted to take an updated look at the latest on this. Hopefully the hotel opens later this year, but who knows…

Basics of the Park Hyatt London River Thames

The 203-room Park Hyatt London River Thames will be in the One Nine Elms development, which is a mixed-use skyscraper project currently under construction in London. Admittedly this isn’t the most central location for most peoples’ needs when visiting London, but then again, real estate is limited in the city…

The development will feature a 42 story River Tower with 103 Park Hyatt Residences plus the Park Hyatt Hotel, and then a 57 story City Tower with 334 residential apartments. Guest rooms at the Park Hyatt London River Thames will take up the first 18 floors of the smaller tower — that’s a bummer, since views will be limited.

The Park Hyatt will feature four food and beverage outlets (three on the ground floor). On top of that, there will be a full floor dedicated to wellness, with a 20 meter swimming pool, a spa with six treatment rooms, and a gym with double height ceilings.

The opening of this property has been delayed considerably. The current projection is that the hotel will open in late 2024, though I imagine that has the potential to slip further. While the hotel isn’t yet bookable, we do know it will be a Category 7 World of Hyatt property, meaning that a free night redemption will cost 25,000 to 35,000 points per night.

Base rooms at the hotel will be 290-398 square feet. Meanwhile entry level suites will be 560 square feet. So the accommodations are definitely on the small side, which isn’t a surprise, given that we’re talking about London.

Park Hyatt London River Thames exterior
Park Hyatt London River Thames restaurant
Park Hyatt London River Thames guest room

London’s improving luxury points hotels

It’s interesting how currently London lacks the luxury brands from most of the major global hotel groups. There’s no Park Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, or Waldorf Astoria. Fortunately this is changing, slowly but surely, as the Park Hyatt isn’t the only new property on the horizon.

In 2025 we’re supposed to see the opening of the 196-room St. Regis London. The former Westbury Mayfair Hotel (which was a Marriott Luxury Collection property) is currently undergoing a significant renovation, and once complete, it will be rebranded as a St. Regis.

St. Regis London lobby

In 2025 we’re also supposed to see the opening of the Waldorf Astoria London Admiralty Arch. This is a pretty special property, as an iconic London landmark is being transformed into a hotel for the first time. This is probably the new points property in London that I’m most excited about.

Admiralty Arch will become a Waldorf Astoria

Bottom line

The Park Hyatt London River Thames is expected to open in late 2024, in the One Nine Elms development. The hotel isn’t yet accepting reservations, but it will be a Category 7 World of Hyatt property. I’m excited for there to finally be a Park Hyatt in London. For that matter, I’m excited that the St. Regis and Waldorf Astoria brand are also coming to London.

What do you make of the upcoming Park Hyatt London?

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  1. Anthony Guest

    I agree with Lee. If you know that area of the new Park Hyatt London, you will wonder why they built it there.

    Really scratching my head over that choice ? I realise Central London property space has limited availability and very high prices. But still, unless they are going to raze the area. Aside from Hyatt Churchill, all the other Hyatt Regencys are on the perimeter of London, not central.

    1. Lee Guest

      Just passed by the Bond/Conduit St.Regis project today. Astounding how slow progress is. Upper floors still open beam and concrete slab. Easily 1.5 years to go. Minimum three years late.

  2. Joe Guest

    I think this will become a Grand/Regency within a decade. So excited to have a Park Hyatt in London. So disappointed this is the location they chose. I hope a second property opens up in a location more befitting of the brand soon. Even if this opens as a luxury hotel, the willingness to pay for this location will just force everything to descend to it being upper end 'premium' at best. This just isn't...

    I think this will become a Grand/Regency within a decade. So excited to have a Park Hyatt in London. So disappointed this is the location they chose. I hope a second property opens up in a location more befitting of the brand soon. Even if this opens as a luxury hotel, the willingness to pay for this location will just force everything to descend to it being upper end 'premium' at best. This just isn't Mayfair and isn't central enough. They won't be able to command the premium. At least the London Bridge Shangri-La is in an iconic building.

    1. Lee Guest

      Bingo. When I first heard about the project a few years ago, it seemed calculated to be convenient for embassy visitors. Which is fine. But, a *luxury* traveler is looking for the centrality of Mayfair/St. James. They don't want to tube it from Nine Elms. Like what Marriott is doing with the St. Regis project adjacent to Bond Street, Hyatt needs to take an existing property in Mayfair/St. James and do a $200M overhaul.

    2. Creditcrunch Diamond

      Yes but 15-20 years ago Bermondsey/London Bridge area was very run down but now look at it, The Shard, new hotels and restaurants are popping up all over the area, Bermondsey Street has become a very popular eating & drinking location, the same is now happening in the Nine Elms district with lots of foreign investment being thrown into regeneration.

    3. Lee Guest

      And, Canary Wharf is a place. Embankment is being developed. But, they are inconvenient for the typical *luxury* visitor. The typical *luxury* visitor wants easy access to a concentration of 1) theaters, 2) fine dining, and 3) shopping. And, the typical *luxury* visitor is willing to pay up for that convenience. So, the question remains: exactly who is the target market of this new Hyatt?

  3. John Guest

    @lucky, any update on the PH Kuala Lumpur. Another super delayed one. It was early 2024, now late if it even hits this year. Curious if you see anything different.

  4. EdmFlyBoi Guest

    Definitely not easy to get to as the tube is stop is a spur off the Northern Line and the service to the location is less frequent because it is a spur.

    1. Icarus Guest

      Nine Elms is very accessible and it is central. You can walk to Vauxhall, Victoria, Knightsbridge and Chelsea. It’s not even far to the west end. Battersea station has been redeveloped into a retail entertainment and residential complex.
      I guess this is always an America centric view point when it comes to walking and public transport. Not everything has to be one kilometre from Piccadilly Circus.

    2. Lee Guest

      " . . . and it is central." . . . no way. I've done the walk from the various tube stations to the new Hyatt's area and it's simply not convenient. If you're talking about London *luxury* properties, *central* is going to be the Mayfair/St. James area. WA at Admiralty Arch, don't hold your breath. The St. Regis and MO projects are late as well. Hilton is losing the Biltmore at Grosvenor Square.

    3. James Guest

      There’s a train on the northern line every 6 mins from Nine Elms to central London. That’s pretty frequent.

    4. Creditcrunch Diamond

      The 87 bus will get you to Trafalgar Square along the river for a more scenic route.

  5. DCJoe Guest

    I am sure it will be a very nice hotel. But what an inconvenient location, with nothing interesting nearby. If I were going back to London to visit I would have zero desire to stay there when there are so many better locations to be in.

    1. Icarus Guest

      You obviously don’t know the area. Battersea park, the power station, US embassy. You can walk to Chelsea, Victoria and Knightsbridge. Plenty of people will stay there.

  6. Biglaw V10 Partner Guest

    London is the world’s most underrated city. The only problem, if I were a single man, would be that British women are, at best, plain.

    But: the Underground. The Indian restaurants (butter chicken was invented in London). The polite people. The clean streets. The NHS! Imagine that, single payer healthcare.

    1. Biglaw V10 Partner Guest

      Oh and how can I forget! For us world travelers, London is much more centrally geographically positioned than the US.

    2. Biglaw V10 Partner Guest

      One more thing. While I don’t eat it anymore because a single serving is two day’s worth of calories, FISH AND CHIPS!!!

    3. Santos Guest

      "London is the world’s most underrated city."

      LOL. London is the second-most visited city on Earth. Far more per year than NYC. You need to get out more but I guess being an equity partner keeps you super busy, yeah?

    4. yoloswag420 Guest

      More braindead takes from Biglaw proving why we need to get rid of DEI.

    5. James Guest

      I don’t like something = must be DEI.

    6. JWags Guest

      Butter chicken, the dish, was invented in Delhi. The name "butter chicken" was first used in NYC. So wrong on all accounts.

      That being said, London has the best Indian food in the world and my colleaugues from Mumbai, Kolkota, and Bengaluru agree

    7. reddargon Diamond

      Probably billed some poor client .1 while writing this drivel too.

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Lee Guest

And, Canary Wharf is a place. Embankment is being developed. But, they are inconvenient for the typical *luxury* visitor. The typical *luxury* visitor wants easy access to a concentration of 1) theaters, 2) fine dining, and 3) shopping. And, the typical *luxury* visitor is willing to pay up for that convenience. So, the question remains: exactly who is the target market of this new Hyatt?

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Lee Guest

Just passed by the Bond/Conduit St.Regis project today. Astounding how slow progress is. Upper floors still open beam and concrete slab. Easily 1.5 years to go. Minimum three years late.

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Anthony Guest

I agree with Lee. If you know that area of the new Park Hyatt London, you will wonder why they built it there. Really scratching my head over that choice ? I realise Central London property space has limited availability and very high prices. But still, unless they are going to raze the area. Aside from Hyatt Churchill, all the other Hyatt Regencys are on the perimeter of London, not central.

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