The first Scotland Yard police HQ is set to be transformed into a £100m luxury 5-star hotel where a VIP suite would cost £10,000 a night.
London developers Galliard Group will work with The Crown Estate to convert the Grade II listed Edwardian building at 3-5 Great Scotland Yard, into a 92,000 square feet seven-storey hotel.
The hotel will have 235 bedrooms and features include a grand entrance foyer, winter garden lounge, signature restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge, library, 120-seater main conference room/ballroom and private dining rooms.
Due to open in 2016, the hotel is expected to operate as either Mercer London, Chateau Marmont London or equivalent Hollywood level brand.
The building is where the famous Jack the Ripper and Plaistow Marshes murders were investigated and Adolf Hitler’s leading Nazi Rudolf Hess is rumored to have been secretly taken here for interrogation in May 1941.
Stephen Conway, chief executive of Galliard Group said: “Our vision is to create one of London’s most outstanding 5-star hotels. It really is a “blue-chip” building with grand architecture, a fascinating history and large dramatic interiors. The street is quiet and tranquil yet on the doorstep of London’s most famous landmarks including Trafalgar Square, No.10 Downing Street, the Mall and Buckingham Palace.”