After much anticipation, London’s hottest new five-star hotel L’oscar is due to open to the public in May.
The 39-bed hotel, which has been under construction since 2012, has been designed by French interiors expert Jacques Garcia, known for projects such as Hôtel Costes in Paris, and has been transformed from early 20th century Bloomsbury church.
The exterior of the new hotel was previously the first Baptist Church headquarters in the U.K and is located in Holborn in the capital.
Having previously been derelict for 10 years, Garcia and owner of the building Triangle Hotels and Resorts first started the hotel project six years ago.
The property is set across five floors, with private balconies and fireplaces in most of the bedrooms.
The Baptist Grill will be L’oscar’s signature restaurant, located in the original octagonal 1903 chapel, topped with a glass dome.
The name of the hotel pays tribute to both the Irish writer Oscar Wilde and the glamour of the American Oscars.
General manager Michael Voigt, formerly of The Arch in London, was appointed in May 2017 and will head up the new property.