Jumeirah Carlton Tower Finds The Balance Of Luxe And Lifestyle



While New York is considered a melting pot, often times the cultures tend to blend together into one giant New York vibe. In London, the melting pot of cultures still feels distinct between each one, which can make creating a balance in a restaurant or hotel challenging to accommodate every lifestyle, not to mention making it all an upscale venue. For all the difficulty in the luxury balancing act, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower has built a luxe hotel thats found its perfect lifestyle quality.

Jumeirah, the Dubai-based hotel company, has taken the high-end neighborhood of Knightsbridge by storm. Tucked between traditional British squares and winding streets packed door to door with haute couture shops, the Carlton Tower is a much deserved respite from the bustling city below. Jumeirah has constructed two hotels, the uber-luxury Carlton Tower, with the Lowndes Hotel just around the corner. Only a brief walk away from the Knightsbridge underground station, and a bit further to the South Kensington Station, the hotel is in direct proximity for travelers looking to get anywhere in the city including airports or Paddington Station.


For guests, both hotels offer a great range of accommodations from guestrooms to expansive suites boasting some of the most incredible views of London from the London Eye all the way to St. Paul’s Cathedral. The real marvel of the rooms comes from the décor and design of each space. Luxury comes in many shapes and sizes, and ranges from everything from bold, golden fixtures and roman marble designs, to ornate carvings, to more regal, velvet traditional components. When working in these designs, it can often be quite easy to design with too heavy of an emphasis on one or the other.

The Carlton Tower and Lowndes hotels strike a perfect balance between each method, nothing too gaudy or ornate, and still feel luxurious to return to after a long day about town. The best part about the guestrooms at Jumeirah’s properties are that the couches feel inviting to flop down onto, the coffee tables are poised that it’s worth having a quick meal off them. While the furniture in the suites appear beautiful and artistic, coming back to the room each night still feels like retuning home as opposed to being in a fragile museum full of velvet rope barriers. In the hotel as a whole, the building also features a pool, spa, tailor, and restaurant.

An important part of any hotel is the bathroom. While being in London is always exciting and its tempting to spend all day and night wandering through the cobblestoned streets, returning back to the guestrooms at the Carlton Tower may be even more of a temptation. Bathrooms come with Molton Brown products, including bath salts. The bathrooms, nearly as big as the entire suite of other London hotels in the area, features both a standing rainfall shower and a bathtub, which is very much appreciated when weighing the differences in the need for a quick morning cleaning of the body and a late evening cleaning of the mind.


The Carlton Tower also features an incredible room service menu open 24 hours. Late night options range from pizzas to sticky toffee pudding, though the breakfast selection is particularly important. Eggs royale, smoked salmon, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce, all atop a crisp English muffin is the perfect way to start a day before embarking onto the city.

For the business traveler looking to life in the lap of luxury, the Jumeirah hotels in Knightsbridge offer a unique look into London society with a great glimpse into the real melting pot that London is. Eastern design, western cuisine, and a locale that begs for some after-work shopping sprees.