Green light for £500m Peninsula London Hotel

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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Westminster City Council’s planning committee has resolved to grant planning to a new 190-room hotel at Hyde Park Corner to be known as The Peninsula London.

Joint developers Grosvenor and Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels plan to replace the existing 1950s and 1960s offices with a £500m luxury hotel and high-end apartments.

Designed by British-based Hopkins Architects, the developers aim to start construction in summer 2017.

The landmark hotel and 28 apartments scheme is planned as a sister hotel to Hong Kong’s acclaimed Peninsula, and will boast a 30m square internal ‘Palazzo-style’ courtyard.

Peninsula London

Peninsula London

Peninsula London

Peter Vernon, chief executive officer at Grosvenor, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to shape a very special part of London.

“The Peninsula London is an example of the long-term thinking and high-quality design required to maintain London’s status as a global city.

“The Peninsula London also provides a chance to improve the surrounding realm by widening pavements, planting more trees and providing easier road crossings. It is a major milestone in our efforts to improve Belgravia as a place to visit, live and work.”

Clement Kwok, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, said: “This hotel has been designed to align with our group’s philosophy of developing a small number of the world’s best hotels in exceptional locations, while respecting the history and heritage of the local area. ”

The Peninsula will be the third of Asia’s luxury hotel brands to open in London, following the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge in 2000 and the Shangri-La in The Shard last year.

 

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