The OWO will shift the culinary compass of the capital’s dining scene with 11 destination restaurants and bars. Mauro Colagreco will curate multi-sensory dining experiences set within the building’s most storied rooms. These include a brasserie with a twist, a fine dining restaurant, and a private Chef’s Table. In choosing Raffles London as his home in the capital, Colagreco explains: “The incredible location, combined with the professionalism of the Raffles London team, convinced me that this was the ideal time and place to launch for the first time in London with concepts that will be tailor-made for Raffles.”
Colagreco’s cuisine defies categorisation, and his talent lies in his sensitive balance of flavour, allowing each magnificent ingredient to shine. In a quest to encourage diners to appreciate the raw purity of his dishes, Colagreco keeps things simple, expressing his skill through the marriage and combination of superb ingredients.
At Raffles London, diners will be invited to embark on a culinary journey through the seasons, showcasing peerless produce sourced at its seasonal peak. Driven by a consistent commitment to seasonality, local procurement, and sustainability, Colagreco’s signature restaurants will showcase the UK’s best organic produce sourced daily from farms, fields and shores across the country. Chef Mauro’s dishes will also be available for in-room dining, curated events and for residents of The OWO Residences by Raffles.
“Chef Mauro is undoubtedly one of the world’s most recognised chefs and our partnership reaffirms London as a preeminent global dining destination. Mauro has a phenomenal reputation and we’re excited to see him bring his experience to Raffles London with concepts that are tailor-made for our well-travelled guests,” says Stephen Alden, CEO of Raffles & Orient Express.
“We are thrilled to be working with a chef who is so in tune with our own ambitions and to have such an acclaimed talent establish Raffles London at The OWO as a new and exciting culinary destination for London,” says Sanjay Hinduja of Hinduja Group.
Philippe Leboeuf, MD Raffles London at The OWO, added: “The culinary offering will truly be the heart and soul of the hotel, featuring unique experiences in which guests and locals will come together to celebrate, meet, entertain and delight.”
About Mauro Colagreco
From his native Argentina to the French Riviera, the journey was passionate. Above all however, it was a path strewn with travels, discoveries, ambitions and hard work that led Chef Mauro to the pinnacle of his craft. His daring and vision are reflected in his cuisine that transcends the seasons and has a Mediterranean instinct and generosity. With the strong links he has forged with nature, he is committed to protecting the planet. He works to combat climate change in the best possible way, putting the concerns of the earth at the centre of his creations and embracing excellence through simplicity.
In 2006, Mauro Colagreco established Mirazur in Menton, France, in an unusual 1930s Modernist building with sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea. Much more than a restaurant, Mirazur is a Mediterranean estate, a way of life, a way of thinking and living with nature as its focus. In 2019, Mirazur received three stars from the Michelin Guide France and was voted No.1 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. In 2020, chef Mauro was the first to obtain the “Plastic Free” certification for the restaurant. And in 2021, Mirazur was inaugurated into the “Best of the Best” category in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards.
About Raffles London at The OWO
Opening from late 2022, Raffles London at The OWO will host London’s first Raffles Hotel, a prestigious new hotel in a landmark Grade II* listed building on Whitehall. Situated at one of London’s most historically important and powerful addresses, the building has undergone a monumental transformation comprising 120 rooms and suites alongside 85 spacious private residences. Visitors will be able to visit 11 destination restaurants and bars, including a grand space on the building’s rooftop which features panoramic views across Whitehall, The Mall, St James’s Park and onto Buckingham Palace. theowo.london
Raffles Hotels & Resorts boasts an illustrious history and some of the most prestigious hotel addresses worldwide. In 1887, Raffles Singapore set the standard for luxury hospitality, introducing the world to private butlers, the Singapore Sling and its enduring, legendary service. Today, Raffles continues this tradition in leading cities and lavish resort locales, enchanting travellers with meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive. Connoisseurs of life choose Raffles, not merely for its aura of culture, beauty and gentility, but for the extraordinary way they feel when in residence with Raffles. Each Raffles, be it Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Warsaw, Jakarta or the Seychelles, serves as a venerated oasis where travellers arrive as guests, leave as friends and return as family. Raffles is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. raffles.com | all.accor.com | group.accor.com
About Hinduja Group
At the helm of The OWO project is the Hinduja Group, an international multi-billion-pound turnover business with experience of restoration and renovation of historic buildings, notably the Grade I listed Carlton House Terrace, close to St James’s Park. Today the management and future strategy and focus of the Hinduja Group is led by Parmanand’s four sons Srichand, Chairman, Gopichand Co-Chairman, Prakash and Ashok and the younger generation. With a century of experience, intelligent investment and disciplined growth, the Group is active in eleven business sectors with over 170,000 employees in 38 countries with owned businesses in automotive, information technology, media, entertainment and communications, banking and finance, infrastructure project development, oil and specialty chemicals, power, real estate, trading, healthcare and cybersecurity. The Group’s extensive philanthropic work in education, healthcare and social welfare is managed by the Hinduja Foundation. hindujagroup.com
About Onex Holding
Onex is a private investment group with a strong track record of developing and operating strategic and critical infrastructure. Onex has around 1.1GW of operational power assets and will generate 2GW of power by 2023. The group is developing its renewables portfolio and has 221MW of renewable assets as of today and is expecting to achieve up to 500MW by the close of 2022. Onex also owns and operates a 40,000 bp/d oil refinery and trades around 3 million barrels equivalent of oil products monthly to the major international oil companies. onexholding.com
About Westminster Development Services
Westminster Development Services (WDS) is the London-based development management company established in 2015 by the Hinduja Group. It brings together a respected professional team with several decades of experience working on multi-dimensional projects. The company’s flagship project is the former Old War Office building on Whitehall which is being reimagined as ‘The OWO’. wds.linkedin.com