UK: Marriott International has signed an agreement with UAE-based financial services company Gulf Islamic Investments [GII] to introduce The Lucan, Autograph Collection Residences, in London.
Expected to open in 2024, The Lucan marks the first real estate management agreement by GII with a hospitality brand, as well as the first standalone residential product for Autograph globally.
Located in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the project will offer 31 luxury residences ranging from one- to two- and three-bedroom units, as well as a signature penthouse.
Owners will have access to communal areas designed by luxury interiors studio Rive Gauche, a gym and personal trainers, 24-hour valet service with underground garage parking, housekeeping, pet care and floristry.
An in-house concierge team will also offer exclusive opportunities available only to residents, such as private dining with London chefs, parties and events, and personal shopping connections.
Jaidev Menezes, regional VP of mixed-use development for EMEA at Marriott International, said: “The stunning, historic Chelsea neighbourhood in London is such an exciting location for the inaugural standalone Autograph Collection Residences. It truly speaks to the dynamic brand, with its unique perspective and heartfelt design, and we look forward to exploring the future of standalone Autograph Collection Residences.”
GII co-CEO Pankaj Gupta said: “Autograph Collection Residences are renowned for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, which perfectly fits within Chelsea. The Lucan, Autograph Collection Residences will be a perfect addition to the community.”
Marriott has close to 225 open and upcoming residential projects across 42 countries and territories. Its global residential portfolio is expected to grow by approximately 60 per cent by 2025.