Plans have been submitted to London Westminster City Council for a new 190 room hotel by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (Grosvenor) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited.
The proposed location is 1-5 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia in the West End of London and will be designed by London based Hopkins Architects.
The new hotel will replace the current 1960’s office block with a design that will blend in with the heritage and style of the area and neighbours in Hyde Park Corner.
The new hotel will cater for both guests and local customers and will include a spa, shops, bar and restaurants.
Peter Vernon, Chief Executive Officer of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland said: “This is an exciting opportunity to shape a very special corner of London. For over 300 years Grosvenor has carefully curated its London estate in Mayfair and Belgravia and The Peninsula London is another important step in our journey. This high-quality development is sensitive to its surroundings, sustainable and will support around 2,800 jobs in the wider economy. It will enhance the West End’s reputation as one of the world’s foremost places to visit and a driving force for the UK economy.”
Clement Kwok, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited said: “We are delighted to partner with Grosvenor to bring the Peninsula brand to London. As a company with 150 years of history, HSH is genuinely committed to the long term and focuses on developing, as an owner-operator, a small number of the highest quality Peninsula hotels in key international gateway cities. Each of our hotels embraces the local culture, style and history to deliver a unique experience for guests. As one of the world’s most important destinations for business and tourism, London will be an exciting addition to our global network.”