Six Senses to make London debut in 2023
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will open its first property in the UK in 2023 with Six Senses London.
The hotel group confirmed it would be moving into the capital with a hotel in former art deco department store Whiteleys in Bayswater, West London.
The hotel will comprise 110 guest rooms and suites and a Six Senses spa. There will also be 14 branded residences available to buy.
Six Senses said the property would celebrate the building’s origins while “making space for modern living”.
The property will form part of a larger mixed-use development in collaboration with investment management firm Meyer Bergman, real estate developer Finchatton and British architectural firm Foster + Partners.
The original grade II listed façade, central courtyard and dome will all be preserved, as will the internal staircase which features as the centrepiece on the ground floor of the hotel.
“I feel nostalgic when talking about Whiteleys. I grew up in the neighbourhood and my parents used to bring me here,” said chief executive Neil Jacobs.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to pay homage to this heritage and bring our brand values to life in this part of town, while celebrating our first port of call for Six Senses in the UK.”
Photo credit: Lightfield for Foster + Partners