Dorsett Hospitality International will open its first hotel in Europe in Shepherd’s Bush, London in May.
The Asian operator will convert a former cinema – a Grade II-listed building dating back to 1923 and previously known as Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion – into Dorsett Shepherds Bush.
Under a glass roof, the seven-storey hotel will offer 317 Chinese-inspired bedrooms designed with a light and modern feel by the group’s in-house design team.
Dorsett Shepherds Bush GM Hilary Cross said: “Dorsett Shepherds Bush will be a hotel where British charm meets Asian hospitality and we look forward to introducing Dorsett Hotels & Resorts to the UK”.
The hotel will include two restaurants – one of which will be "an innovative new venture for an established restaurateur bringing a fine-dining Chinese restaurant to Shepherd’s Bush", according to the group.
The second F&B outlet will offer a contemporary brasserie-type menu with handpicked Asian-inspired dishes.
Other facilities include a spa with four treatment rooms, two nail salons, a gym, an executive lounge, plus a business centre and three meeting rooms.
An introductory rate of £123 per night including VAT and breakfast is available until the end of August.
Part of Far East Consortium Limited, Dorsett Hospitality International operates and manages 18 hotels in Asia under four brands: the midscale Dorsett Hotels and Resorts; the upscale Dorsett Grand; d.Collection, comprising a range of boutique hotels; and the value-led Silka Hotels.
The group is expected to open 11 more hotels within the next two years in China and the UK.