Scotland Yard Hotel, acquired by Abu Dhabi's Lulu Group International, is now complete
The former original Metropolitan Police HQ, Ministry of Defence is now a 8,600sqm 5-star hotel, to be owned by the Abu Dhabi based Lulu Group International, and operated by Hyatt
British property developer Galliard Group has completed the 3.5 year construction of the 8,600sqm, 5-star hotel Great Scotland Yard Hotel, to be owned by the Abu Dhabi based Lulu Group International, and operated by Hyatt.
Set to launch later in 2019, the Great Scotland Yard Hotel was once the location of the original Scotland Yard Metropolitan Police HQ and later the offices for the UK’s Ministry of Defence.
According to a press statement, in 2013 the Galliard Group acquired a 125 year Crown Estate lease on the building which was exchanged for a forward sale of the hotel when completed to Abu Dhabi based LuLu Group International in 2016 for £110m (US$145.4m).
Galliard’s construction division has now completed the £75m ($99.1) construction project to deliver the new hotel, working with hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates.
The seven-storey hotel, located at 1-5 Great Scotland Yard, provides 153 bedrooms and suites. The 11 suites, including a spectacular townhouse suite, are created from part of the original Scotland Yard Police premises.
Reportedly, hotel features include interior design references to the building’s police and military past through the use of shields, emblems and historic details etched into glass and metalwork.
The hotel has a double height vestibule, grand entrance lounge, concierge, main cocktail bar, palm court style lounge, whiskey bar/clubroom, signature restaurant, library, gymnasium, 120 seater main conference room/ballroom, meeting rooms and function/private dining rooms.