Famous Paris hotelier Jean-Louis Costes has been granted planning permission for his first UK hotel, in London in partnership with Cadogan Estates.
The go ahead was given to architects ReardonSmith to transform One Sloane Gardens, a 19th century residential property, into a 30-bedroom luxury hotel.
The existing property was designed by Edwin T Hall who also designed the Liberty’s store in Regent Street.
Jean-Louis Costes created Hôtel Costes in Paris, which has become a hotbed for celebrities and A-list Hollywood stars.
His UK debut in London will be designed internally by the French-born François-Joseph Graf and will be home to a rooftop extension encompassing a fine dining restaurant, a coffee shop and on the lower ground floor, a bar.
The 30 bedrooms will be spread across eight floors.
The new hotel has been described as bidding to have ‘the authenticity of an Edwardian hotel with the most contemporary infrastructure and servicing’, and all work ReardonSmith carries out will be in-keeping with the existing architectural style.