Maybourne – the group behind Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley – will open its fourth London hotel next year. The Emory in Knightsbridge has been designed by the late Richard Rogers and Ivan Harbour of architectural firm RSHP, with 60 richly decorated suites set over nine floors, as well as a penthouse. There will also be a subterranean wellness space with a 22m pool, while chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will bring his Manhattan restaurant ABC to the capital. Other London openings to know include Mandarin Oriental Mayfair (set to open early next year) which will host Akira Back’s first UK restaurant, as well as Six Senses London. Opening in Bayswater, there will be 110 rooms and suites plus a state-of-the-art spa with a 20m indoor swimming pool, a bar and a relaxation room with vaulted ceilings.
Elsewhere, there are lots of exciting projects in Manchester, including a Soho House in the St John’s area. The site will have a signature outdoor rooftop pool and numerous drinking and dining spaces. Treehouse Hotel will also open in the city. Continuing the brand’s sustainability efforts, the hotel will have 224 rooms with living green walls, as a well as a rooftop apiary producing the hotel's own honey. Down in Brighton, GuestHouse will open a hotel in the summer, with 32 rooms, an outdoor terrace bar, a Pearly Cow restaurant and a wellness space, while The Hoxton will open in Edinburgh with Georgian features and interiors by Ennismore Design Studio.