But you can check-in only in 2019
If you didn’t get your hands on one of the flats in the £8bn Battersea Power Station, fret not, because come 2019 you can do the next best thing to owning a home there – you can stay in a luxury hotel in the vicinity.
Battersea Power Station Development Company has signed on luxury hotel company art’otel to launch a 160-room luxury hotel with an air infinity pool and a rooftop restaurant looking over Battersea Power Station’s iconic chimneys.
The hotel is being developed by Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPDC) and is going to be managed by PPHE Hotel Group, owner of art’otel.
The garden of the new hotel has been designed by the team behind New York’s High Line – a long, narrow park in central New York which used to be a rail line.
According to BPDC, “guests will be welcomed by a public gallery; a multi-purpose creative space offering a rotating calendar of exhibitions, as well as cultural and artistic events supporting established and up-and-coming artists alike”.
The hotel also promises “captivating art” by a “an acclaimed local or national artist”.
Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said:
“We are incredibly excited to be announcing this important transaction and for it to be with such an innovative hotel company.
“The selection process to find the right brand and operator was a very competitive and thorough one, involving the leading hotel brands from around the world. art’otel was a standout winner, a brand unlike anything we have seen in London to date, and it is particularly fitting for it to have art at the very heart of the brand and the hotel itself. I am confident that together with art’otel we will deliver a beyond expectations hotel.”