Raffles, Hinduja Group & OHLD sign a historic property in London


Raffles Hotels & Resorts recently announced the signing of an historic partnership with the Hinduja Group and Obrascon Huarte Lain Desarrollos (OHLD) to transform the iconic Old War Office building in Whitehall into the most unique hotel and deluxe residences in London. The Raffles Hotel in London will be the heart and soul of this exciting landmark destination.

Commenting on the new partnership, Sebastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels, said, “I am delighted to announce this long-term management contract with the Hinduja Group and OHLD. This is the start of an important partnership for Raffles Hotels & Resorts and will create a new and vibrant landmark for London. We remain committed to providing guests with unparalleled service and experience.”

Speaking upon the development, Gopichand P Hinduja, Co-Chairman, Hinduja Group, added, “Our new partnership with Raffles Hotels and Resorts is a significant milestone in our vision to transform the Old War Office into London’s finest luxury destination. Raffles brings a unique understanding of British heritage and tradition that will help revive this great British landmark.”

Juan Villar-Mir de Fuentes, Chairman, Group OHLD, mentioned, “The OHL Group is extremely proud to be part of, in partnership with the Hinduja Group, this exciting project which, reinforced with the Raffles brand, is now fully aligned with OHL Desarrollos’s strong commitment and strategy to develop unique projects around the world.”