Park Hyatt London River Thames Residences

First look: Step inside Park Hyatt London River Thames Residences

06 Jul 2023 | Updated on: 10 Jul 2023 |By Anna Solomon

The development is opening at One Nine Elms, along with the UK’s first Park Hyatt Hotel

The march of the branded residence continues. The term, in case you are unfamiliar, refers to homes built or managed by a luxury name, usually a hotel but increasingly fashion brands or even luxury car manufactures (in the case of Aston Martin). According to data from Savills, as of 2023 there are 740 branded residence schemes in operation across the globe – an increase from 640 in 2022.

Luxury customers are loyal, and branded residences benefit from the halo effect of the reputation of the brand under whose banner they operate. If you love Raffles, news that hotel-managed homes were opening in the Old War Office in Whitehall was probably huge. If you’re a Dorchester guy or a Four Seasons gal, it’s likely that Mayfair Park Residences or Twenty Grosvenor Square, respectively, piqued your interest.

Now it’s time for fans of the Hyatt group to rejoice. Perhaps you’ve stayed in one of the group’s outposts in Cancun, Abu Dhabi or Thailand. Soon, you’ll be able to live the experience in London’s very own Nine Elms. 

Park Hyatt London River Thames Residences

Last week, developer R&F Properties announced the launch of Park Hyatt London River Thames Residences (not the snappiest of names, granted). This is the first of two residential developments opening at One Nine Elms, a mixed-use scheme that is currently under construction. The skyscrapers will rise 42 and 57 storeys, and will be linked by a glazed bridge. 

The waterfront address will be home to 103 Park Hyatt branded residences, as well as the UK’s first Park Hyatt Hotel in the same building. So, what do we know about the development so far? 

Park Hyatt London River Thames Residences

Park Hyatt hotels are well known for their unique design and expansive art collections, so it was natural that the development should follow suit. The River Thames Residences have been delivered by top architecture, design and landscaping experts, including KPF architects, 1508 London, Super Potato, HBA interior designers, and LDA Design. On entering the lobby, you will be greeted by a gorgeous wooden sculpture by rising-star artist Charlie Whinney.

Four show apartments on the 29th and 31st floors have been curated by London-based interior design studio Angel O’Donnell, boasting oak flooring, plush carpets and soothing lighting. The interiors have a strong connection to the surrounding landscape, utilising materials and textures evoking the river and parkland below. Floor-to-ceiling windows yield views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye.

In accordance with one of the major draws of branded residences, residents will be privy to the five-star amenities of hotel living, including Park Hyatt’s pool and spa – which offers personalised treatments – as well as a nail salon and fitness centre. Homeowners will also have access to a choice of dining options (an à la carte or Asian restaurant, plus a wine bar), a residents-only terrace with a children’s play area, and a 19th-floor residents’ lounge, which will serve as a space for both work and socialising. 

It doesn’t stop there. Those living at Park Hyatt will also have access to concierge services (including valet parking, airport transfers and 24-hour security), housekeeping services, childcare, dry cleaning, party planning, flower delivery, room service and in-house dining. This is what people mean when they talk about branded residences as the next level of luxury – bringing a turnkey, five-star experience into the home.

Park Hyatt London River Thames Residences

Apartments at Park Hyatt London River Thames Residences range from one- to three-bedrooms, plus four five-bedroom penthouses. Prices start from £1.7 million,

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