Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa has suffered “extensive roof damage” following a fire that broke out yesterday evening.
15 fire engines and around 100 firefighters were called to the blaze at the hotel’s spa building, which adjoins the hotel in Richmond, London.
They found the whole of the roof of the spa alight, as well as part of the third floor of the hotel.
A spokesperson for Richmond Harbour Hotel Spa told Boutique Hotelier this morning: “It is with regret that a fire at the Richmond Harbour Hotel Spa has caused extensive roof damage.
“The cause is as yet unknown, but maintenance was being carried out on the roof by external contractors.
“Fortunately, due to the efforts of the emergency services, the damage was largely contained to the Spa and we are extremely grateful.
The spokesperson praised hotel staff for responding “professionally” and evacuating everyone from the property. There were no injuries.
“Harbour has created a world class Spa in Richmond and work will commence imminently to restore it. We would like to thank everyone involved in containing the incident and apologise for any inconvenience caused to our friends in Richmond.”
Approximately 300 people left surrounding buildings as the fire took hold, while hotel guests were provided with alternative accommodation.
London Fire Brigade station manager Mike Cotton, who was at the scene, said: “Firefighters worked hard in very challenging conditions to bring the fire under control. We expect to be at the scene working throughout the day today to extinguish remaining deep seated pockets of fire.
The fire brigade was called at 6.24 but the severity of the blaze meant it took until the early hours of this morning to be brought fully under control.
London Fire Brigade said it is investigating the cause of the fire.