Alford Hughes owners, Mohammed Akbar Al Baker and Hussain Akbar Al Baker, recently hosted a grand event in partnership with Sanjay Hinduja of the Hinduja Group to introduce The OWO Residences by Raffles in London. The event was held at Raffles Doha, and was attended by distinguished guests, including H.E. Akbar Al Baker and H.E. Jonathan Wilks, British Ambassador to Qatar.
Hussain Akbar Al Baker, co-owner of Alford Hughes noted “Hosting our event at Raffles Doha in partnership with Sanjay Hinduja and The Hinduja Group was a wonderful opportunity to showcase this one-of-a-kind project to our network in Qatar.”
Built in 1902, the OWO is set in a magnificent Edwardian Baroque structure formerly known as the Old War Office. This historic building survived both World Wars and was once where British Prime Minister Winston Churchill served his country. Sir Ian Fleming also found inspiration for his iconic James Bond character while serving as a young intelligence officer in the building.
As Europe’s first Raffles branded residences, there are 85 homes in the impressive Grade II listed building, that is situated in central London directly opposite the Horse Guards, adjacent to the 57-acre Royal St. James’ Park, a stone’s throw away from Buckingham Palace.
Future residents of The OWO Residences will enjoy best-in-class amenities and services synonymous with Raffles. In addition to dedicated residents’ entrances, amenities include an indoor swimming pool, multiple lounges, and a private dining room as well as workspaces and meeting rooms. A gym and wellness suite exclusively for residents, as well as a 16-seat cinema and games room. The private, Marcus Barnett-designed courtyard garden offers residents a haven of tranquility.
The OWO will also be home to London’s first Raffles hotel, which will offer residents, as well as travelers, 24/7 access to Raffles’ legendary hospitality. The OWO is set to become London’s most exciting new culinary destination with nine restaurants created by world leading chefs and restaurant brands.
“The OWO Residences by Raffles offer a truly extraordinary opportunity to own a piece of British history, with unique design and architecture creating exceptional living spaces,” said Mohammed Akbar Al Baker, co-owner of Alford Hughes.
Since its establishment in 2020, Alford Hughes has successfully brought some of the world’s most iconic and sought-after properties to the Qatari market. The appetite for International Prime Real Estate has never been stronger in Doha and being an exclusive office to simply investing Internationally, Locally – Alford Hughes has positioned itself as the go-to company in Qatar.