Honky Tonk inks deal for One Leicester Street

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One Leicester Street, a boutique hotel in the heart of London’s China Town, has been sold to Honky Tonk for an undisclosed sum.

The 15-room property, which has been owned by Unlisted Collection since January 2013, has remained open to guests and diners as the new owners take over. The hotel will be the first residential property under Honky Tonk’s ownership. Until now the group has been known for edgy, American-style diners in Chelsea and Clapham.

Unlisted Collection owns seven boutique hotels and fourteen restaurants in London, Singapore and Shanghai.

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The company has promised that there will be no redundancies as a result of the sale of One Leicester Street, with all staff transferring to the new owners or to other Unlisted Collection properties. The building at One Leicester Street enjoyed fleeting infamy in 2011 when London’s favourite foodie chef Fergus Henderson and his business partner Trevor Gulliver converted it into St John Hotel, and opened a restaurant that later won a Michelin-star.

The hotel fell into administration little more than a year later.

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