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Luxury living in London with Marriott's first Autograph Collection Residences

July 28, 2022
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Luxury living in London with Marriott's first Autograph Collection Residences
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For many, living inside a luxury hotel 24/7 may sound like an out-of-reach dream.

For some — well, 31 households to be precise — it’s about to become a reality. Or close enough, anyway.

Marriott International has announced that its first stand-alone Autograph Collection Residences is being developed in London.

Called The Lucan, it will be in Chelsea and is scheduled to be ready for residents by 2024. The hotel will comprise one-, two- and three-bedroom units, as well as a penthouse.

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Unlike in a standard house, The Lucan, Autograph Collection Residences will include common areas designed by interiors company Rive Gauche. Residents will also enjoy an array of hotel-like benefits which include housekeeping services, garage parking, 24-hour valet services, a gym for the building and (if so desired) access to a personal trainer.

The property will also have 24-hour concierge service, which Marriott said in its announcement would “offer unparalleled connections to an extensive network of exclusive opportunities available only to residents, including private dining with top London chefs, parties and events, and personal shopping connections.”

Sounds great — but what does it cost? Alas, there’s no word yet on the price of these homes.

The Lucan, Autograph Collection Residences is being “introduced” in partnership with Gulf Islamic Investments and will be the debut of Autograph Collection Residences in the U.K. It will also be the collection’s first stand-alone property anywhere in the world.

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The new property will be an expansion of Marriott’s luxury homes portfolio. Currently, there are 16 brands in Marriott’s branded residences portfolio — including The Ritz-Carlton, W and St. Regis — which, in total, house more than 12,000 people.

All 16 brands offer hotel-style properties that people can buy outright in more than 40 countries and territories around the world.

The first Marriott-branded residence in the U.S. opened in Washington, D.C., in 2000. The first opening outside of the U.S. was in Singapore in 2010.

If you’re a Marriott loyalist, it might pique your interest to learn that select properties grant you Elite status in the Marriott Bonvoy program. Its website confirms this, though it’s yet to be revealed whether this benefit will be carried over to The Lucan.

Related: Everything you need to know about Marriott Bonvoy points

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