Pink Floyd fans will surely rejoice at the forthcoming opening of an art hotel in London. In the summer, they can stretch out by the pool of the establishment – on the roof, as they should – and dream of seeing a pink pig floating in the air above the Battersea power plant. Like on the cover of the famous album animals which made this 1930s power plant a symbol of the British capital. This huge monument of architecture on the south bank of the Thames is under complete renovation. industrial plant is preparing to accommodate about twenty bars and restaurants, fashion boutiques and luxury apartments. Thus, this project, which involves the architectural offices of Frank Gehry and Norman Foster, will also include a 164-room hotel under the design brand art’otel from the Radisson group.
London in constant rethinking of its heritage
Rock and roll, London hotel business? Undoubtedly. The opening of Chateau Denmark will be another proof of this, paying tribute to the memory of Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie, the Sex Pistols and the Rolling Stones. The entire music scene has passed through Dania Street, its guitar dealers and recording studios. In this bizarre setting, where the Rolling Stones recorded their first album, which was also the base of the Sex Pistols, is being transformed into a 55-room, chic, glamorous hotel, expected to open next spring. For what will undoubtedly become one of the key discoveries of the year, including.
Because as it reimagines its cultural heritage, the London hospitality industry is also reinventing history. Big, about the world wars and the time when Winston Churchill or Lloyd George frequented old war department, the War Office, whose imposing Neo-Baroque façade sits in the heart of Whitehall. Its transformation into the very chic Raffles, with 120 rooms and suites equipped with 11 exceptional restaurants and bars, will make this emblematic place available to the public for the first time at the end of the year.
If you have to wait until 2024 to see travelers strolling the corridors of the former US embassy, turned into the prestigious 130-room Rosewood Hotel, Mayfair area remains a must for luxury hotels. Starting this year, next to this future very chic establishment, at No. 22 Grosvenor Square, within the walls of the Edwardian residence, a private hotel-club with 31 Twenty-Two rooms will appear. Also in the area and in 2022, Mandarin Oriental will add a second address in the British capital in addition to its…