Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden in London is to more than double in size after an expansion was granted planning permission.
The 18-bedroom boutique, which opened in 2017 and is owned and run by the Paris-based Experimental Group, is to convert a neighbouring building on Henrietta Street into 23 new bedrooms and suites after a plan spearheaded by Dexter Moren Associates was given the green light.
The hotel has posted high occupancy rates since its launch and also comprises a cocktail bar and restaurant.
The plans are to convert 30-33 Henrietta Street, a part-listed 19th Century Queen Anne revival style block, currently used as restaurants on the ground levels, with offices on the four floors above.
The redesign will see 23 new rooms introduced, bringing Henrietta Hotel’s total capacity to 43 rooms.
Wan Yau, partner, DMA: “We are delighted that the plans have been approved for the extension of this beautiful boutique hotel in one of London’s most exciting cultural and entertainment destinations.
“Our experience of hotel space planning, and dealing with historic properties, helped us meet the challenge of transforming the existing office space into hotel rooms, while preserving and reinstating the heritage value of the building.”
The Experimental Group was started by childhood friends Olivier Bon, Pierre-Charles Cros and Romée De Goriainoff and comprises three other bars in London as well as venues in Ibiza, Paris and New York.