The Emory is a starchitect-designed all-suite hotel that includes complimentary 24-hour PA service, chauffeured airport transfers and access to a next-gen wellness space. Olivia Palamountain reports

Maybourne, which also owns Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley, has opened The Emory, London’s first all-suite hotel.

A modern architectural marvel designed by the late Richard Rogers and Ivan Harbour of RSHP, the Emory stands out with its striking “sails” structure soaring above Hyde Park’s treetops.

Guests are welcomed through a private cobbled entrance on Old Barrack Yard, a charming enclave between Belgravia and Knightsbridge.The EmoryThe hotel has 61 suites spread over nine floors, each offering floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the spaces with natural light. A spectacular 300 sqm wraparound glass penthouse tops the building.The EmoryIn a unique approach, every two floors showcase the creative aesthetic of different world-class designers, including Alexandra Champalimaud, Andre Fu, Pierre-Yves Rochon and Patricia Urquiola.

A distinctive feature of the hotel is its central steel staircase, painted in “Richard Rogers Pink”, a homage to the late architect’s influence on the project.The EmoryCulinary excellence is at the forefront with abc kitchens, helmed by renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

This restaurant brings together Vongerichten’s celebrated trilogy of New York eateries – abc kitchen, abcV and abc cocina – under one roof for the first time in London.The EmoryThe Emory Bar, featuring an iridescent faceted glass canopy and a dramatic stained-glass installation by artist Brian Clarke, promises to be a vibrant addition to London’s social scene.

The hotel’s crowning glory is its tenth-floor rooftop, offering 360-degree views of London’s skyline and housing two glass pavilions: The Emory Cigar Merchants and Bar 33.The EmorySuite rates at The Emory are variable from £1,620 per night. All guests receive complimentary chauffeur-driven airport transfers, daily English breakfast, a complimentary in-suite bar and 24-hour personal assistant service.

They also gain exclusive access to Surrenne, a new private members’ club and wellness space spread over four subterranean floors.

Tapping into the trend for longevity and human optimisation, Surrenne claims to have devised a “groundbreaking” menu of wellness programming including Oxygeneo facials, comprehensive health and fitness assessments, blood sugar monitoring and Hypervolt massages.