The Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel: 50 years in pictures
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Carlton Tower Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge. When it opened in 1961, it was the capital’s tallest hotel, and one of its most expensive: standard rooms started at £5 per night – the Tower Suite cost £50.
Read on for a glimpse at the hotel’s kitsch 1960s brochure and photos of its most famous guests.
The luxury, five star Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel is situated in the heart of Knightsbridge and is located within walking distance of Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores and the exclusive designer boutiques of Sloane Street.
Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel has been voted in the top three best hotels for service in the UK in the Conde Nast Traveller Gold List 2011 and 4th place for ‘Best UK Business Hotel’ in the 2010 Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards.
The cover of the original hotel brochure of 1961, reproduced on the following images, with the original captions in full.