Scotland Yard Police Headquarters to Become Super-Luxury Hotel

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The Galliard Group, a London-based developer, is working with the Crown Estate to transform the former Scotland Yard Police headquarters and Ministry of Defense building in Whitehall to an extremely luxurious five-star hotel. The building will either be converted to a Mercer London, Chateau Marmont London or equally elite brand.

The hotel is 92,000 square feet, has 235 bedrooms and will be opening in 2016. The new hotel will also be home to one of the area’s most expensive suites, for roughly $13,669 dollars per night. The hotel is located in close proximity to many historic landmarks including Trafalgar Square, 10 Downing Street, the Mall and Buckingham Palace.

Stephen Conway, chief executive of the Galliard Group said “our vision is to create one of London’s most outstanding five-star hotels. It really is a ‘blue chip’ building with grand architecture, a fascinating history and large dramatic interiors.”

The construction period will last for approximately 26 months, and notable features of the future hotel that will be worked on include a grand entrance foyer, winter garden lounge, signature restaurant, cocktail bar, lounge and a 120-seat main conference room.The building has undergone many transformations over the years, beginning as an Embassy-style place to stay for the Kings of Scotland when they visited King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I at the nearby Whitehall Palace.

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