Five-star Jacques Garcia boutique under development for 2016


A Grade-II listed former Baptist church headquarters and chapel in Holborn are set to be transformed into a five-star luxury boutique hotel after planning permission for the project was granted.

The refurbishment of the building will include the construction of an additional four storeys and accommodation within the historic rooms.

Jacques Garcia is name behind the project and will now create the first Lifestyle Hotel L’Oscar in the space, which will be due to open in 2016.

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The hotel will consist of 67 bedrooms, with bars, a restaurant, spa, gym and conference facilities.

The site is owned by Triangle, who acquired the property in 2012, and will mark the company’s first move in the Holborn area.

The project will help establish Triangle as a major investor in London, after the company purchased the Holborn Links Estate for £212m in 2014.

A number of other projects on the Estate are also underway.