Learn About The Wellesley Knightsbridge
London's Finest Boutique-Grand Hotel
The Wellesley is a 1920s townhouse beautifully restored with a modern take on the Art Deco style and with every modern convenience.
The hotel is named after Sir Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington. He was a fine military leader who served as the Prime Minister of Great Britain twice between 1828 and 1834, and later as leader of the House of Lords. His statue stood atop the original Marble Arch commissioned by King George IV to commemorate victory in the Napoleonic Wars.
The building, which began its life as the Hyde Park Corner underground (Tube) station by architect Lesley Green, is also the former home of iconic jazz and cabaret venue, Pizza on the Park. It reopened as The Wellesley in December 2012 as an intimate luxury hotel.
The design, by Fox Linton Associates, acknowledges the potent association with the building’s decadent jazz musical legacy and has been beautifully restored with a modern take on the Art Deco style. It now offers contemporary luxury and traditional glamour in one of London’s most prestigious locations, immediately adjacent Hyde Park on Knightsbridge.
The Wellesley holds a partnership with Grace Belgravia, London’s only health, wellbeing and lifestyle members club for women. This partnership provides guests with special offers, treatment packages and access to the Grace Gym, Grace Apothecary Bar and Café and the Grace Spa which includes a Eucalyptus Steam and Herbal Sauna. Female guests can choose from a range of packages and treatments to revitalize, rejuvenate and relax.
Exclusively for guests staying at The Wellesley, Guerlain invites guests to experience a unique, personal and bespoke fragrance journey at their exclusive boutique in Harrods Salon de Parfums to discover the perfect scent for you or a loved one. With nearly 800 creations to its name, Guerlain is immensely proud of its unsurpassed olfactory heritage, offering fragrances which represent the quintessence of excellence, luxury and sophistication. Additionally, guests using The Wellesley’s Rolls-Royce drop-off service can avail of scented journeys, to further enhance their journey.
A fresh addition to The Wellesley’s complimentary benefits, and adding to the technological amenities of the hotel, includes the use of a ‘Handy‘ mobile device. This device, available in all rooms and suites at The Wellesley, allows guests to call selected international countries free of charge and also provides complimentary internet access inside and outside of the hotel.