The £75m project to transform the former Scotland Yard HQ of the Metropolitan Police into a five star hotel in London is now complete.
London developer Galliard Group has spent the last three and a half years converting the historic building into a new luxury 153-bedroom hotel after acquiring a 125-year Crown Estate lease, which was exchanged for a forward sale of the hotel when completed to Abu Dhabi based LuLu Group International in 2016 for £110m.
The Great Scotland Yard Hotel will open later this year and will be operated by Hyatt.
Hotel features include interior design references to the building’s police and military past through the use of shields, emblems and historic details etched into glass and metalwork.
The hotel has a double height vestibule, grand entrance lounge, concierge, main cocktail bar, palm court style lounge, whiskey bar/clubroom, signature restaurant, library, gymnasium, 120 seater main conference room/ballroom, meeting rooms and function/private dining rooms.
Stephen Conway, executive chairman of Galliard Group said: “Galliard’s construction division has delivered one of London’s most outstanding 5-star hotels. With its iconic address and famous history, the hotel’s interior design cleverly references the building’s police and military past through the use of shields, emblems and historic details etched into glass and metalwork.”
Don O’Sullivan, chief executive of Galliard Group said: “Over the last decade Galliard has built 10 hotels and the Great Scotland Yard Hotel sets a new benchmark for high quality construction and exquisite design. Our vision was to deliver a world-class hotel of the quality of The Mercer or the Chateau Marmont, a place renowned for exceptional service, destination dining and leisure and outstanding luxury and quality.”