Robert De Niro To Open first hotel outside of the US.
On the back of the success of the Greenwich Hotel in New York, actor and one of the world’s leading luxury hoteliers Robert De Niro is part of a project that will build a new luxury boutique hotel in London’s Covent Garden.
Capital & Counties Properties PLC (“Capco”) together with Robert De Niro and BD Hotels has submitted a planning application for the consideration of Westminster City Council to create the “visionary” new 83- room luxury boutique hotel, The Wellington Hotel, in London’s Covent Garden.
The Wellington Hotel would include luxury spa facilities, two restaurants, a deli/café and a members’ club, all of which will be built around a central courtyard conservatory.
Bounded by Wellington Street, Tavistock Street, Burleigh Street and Exeter Street, The Wellington Hotel would rejuvenate a whole block (within the Covent Garden Conservation Area), spanning six adjacent buildings, three of which are Grade II Listed. Historic façades would be retained and incorporated into the new hotel to create a new space, as successfully implemented at The Greenwich Hotel in New York.
“London is one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world. It makes perfect sense to develop a hotel that represents all of that in the heart of this city in Covent Garden. The Wellington Hotel would honour the heritage of the area, while bringing the best of what we’ve done in New York to London,” commented Robert De Niro.
If the plans are approved by Westminster City Council, work would begin on the development in 2017, with construction being completed in 2019.