London's First All-Suites Hotel Is Now Open

The Emory Boasts a Rooftop Bar, a Longevity Clinic, and a Jean-Georges Vongerichten Restaurant

By Kevin Gray ·
The Emory

London's not short on luxury, but somehow an all-suites hotel has eluded the English capital.

That wrong has been righted with the recent opening of The Emory, a 61-suite luxury hotel that's boasting gorgeous modern design elements, a top-notch restaurant from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and a subterranean "well-being and longevity club," which should make you feel better about visiting the rooftop cigar bar.

The Emory comes from Maybourne, the hospitality group behind other fine establishments like Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley. It was designed by the late Richard Rogers and Ivan Harbour of RSHP to exude the calmness and quiet luxury more often found in residential settings than hotels. And it's located on the edge of the Knightsbridge and Belgravia neighborhoods, so you'll be well situated for eating, drinking, shopping and otherwise exploring the city.

The 61 suites cover nine floors, and every two floors showcase the creative aesthetic of a different designer, while the 300-square-meter wraparound glass penthouse gets its own designer. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and luxe furnishings.

abc kitchens at the Emory hotel in London
abc kitchens | The Emory

Back on the ground floor is abc kitchens from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This is the first time he's offering menu items from his celebrated trilogy of New York restaurants — abc kitchen, abcV and abc cocina — under one roof. It's located next to the Emory Bar, which has an iridescent glass canopy, a stained-glass installation by artist Brian Clarke, and retractable glass doors that open to the courtyard. 

The Emory's 10th-floor rooftop might be the property's crown jewel. It sports a 360-degree view of the London skyline, and it's home to The Emory Cigar Merchants and Bar 33, a space that's reserved for hotel guests or available by private invitation only.

Bar 33 at the Emory hotel in London
Bar 33 | The Emory

Guests at The Emory also get access to the Surrenne, a holistic health and fitness club. It spans four subterranean floors and features a 22-meter swimming pool, hot and cold exposure treatments, massage and facial services, and a fitness studio for self-led workouts and group classes. There's also that Longevity Clinic, which will presumably help you lead a better and healthier life.

A few fun perks: Staying at The Emory grants you access to private chauffeur service from London airports, daily English breakfast, a complimentary in-suite bar, and 24-hour service from your personal Emory Assistant.

Try not to let all that power go to your head

Kevin Gray

Kevin Gray lives in Texas. He likes whiskey, weekends and hammocks, often at the same time.

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