Raffles London at The OWO to Open on September 29

Raffles London at The OWO is slated to open on September 29 in Whitehall, marking the brand’s first hotel in the U.K.

Over the past eight years, Britain’s Old War Office has been restored to its former glory. The centerpiece of this transformation is Raffles London at The OWO, which has been developed in partnership between the Hinduja Group and Accor.

The hotel offers 120 rooms and suites. The most historically significant areas of the building are the Heritage Suites, former offices of political and military leaders. A number of these will be available for exclusive reservations as “The Whitehall Wing.” This six-bedroom suite will occupy the west wing of the building and accommodates up to 12 guests.

Good to know: Raffles London has partnered with Chef Mauro Colagreco to create three dining experiences—the signature restaurant Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London at The OWO; Mauro’s Table, with a show kitchen and offering private dining for up to 23 guests; and Saison, serving Mediterranean fare throughout the day including breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

In addition to restaurants by Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London, The OWO will house four independent restaurants including Café Lapérouse, Paper Moon, Langosteria, and a rooftop restaurant and ground-floor sake bar by Creative Restaurant Group. Other outlets at the hotel include The Drawing Room, an all-day dining lounge overlooking Horse Guards; and Pillar Kitchen, a wellness-focused outlet serving customized meals.

Raffles London will offer two bars: The Guard’s Bar and Lounge; and The Spy Bar, a former interrogation room.

The Guerlain Spa at Raffles London is set across four floors and includes a pool, nine treatment suites and a gym. Additionally, Pillar Wellbeing health club will enable members to reach their full potential through personalized training and nutrition.

Event spaces include the Whitehall Ballroom, offering capacity for up to 600 guests, complemented by pre-function space and meeting rooms named Morse and Code.

The OWO Residences by Raffles are the first Raffles-serviced residences in the U.K. and Europe. Each of The OWO’s branded 85 residences is unique and specifically designed to suit its location in the building: duplex, lateral and penthouse residences range in size from studios to five beds. Additionally, two turret residences, elevated above the London skyline, are also available.

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