2016 has been…well, an interesting year. Whether you’ve loved or hated it, it’s almost over. There are new things to look forward to in 2017, including some brand new hotels.
We can never quite be sure whether a hotel will open when the owners and managers say it will open. But if you’ve resolved to take a hopeful attitude to the coming year, here are a few London establishments that have promised to open in the next 12 months.
Each of them is an impressive conversion from a listed building.
Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square
The new Four Seasons at the former Port of London authority site has a confirmed opening date. So we can be sure it’s going open its doors very soon.
The opening is set for January 26th, a mere month away. The transformation of the historic building has been ongoing for the last couple of years. It has become a luxury hotel with 100 rooms and suites, plus two restaurants, bars and a spa. It’s already open for bookings. There are also private residences, consisting of 41 luxury apartments.
The Ned is another luxury hotel in an impressive historic building. It will occupy the former Midland Bank headquarters and will feature an astounding seven bars and restaurants.
There’s no concrete date for the opening, but it should be available for bookings in the spring. The hotel will be a flagship establishment for the Soho House Group and has been inspired by 1930s transatlantic ocean liners.
The interesting name comes from the nickname for Sir Edwin Lutyens, who designed the original building.
Great Scotland Yard Hotel
Many former government or public service buildings in London have recently been sold off, and many are becoming hotels. The former Scotland Yard headquarters is just one of them.
In fact, it’s perhaps more luxurious than most, with the most expensive rooms reportedly set to cost over £10,000 a night.
Some might say those prices are criminal…
The hotel will have 236 rooms once the sensitive renovation has been completed. 1980s additions to the building will be replaced and new attic storeys added, but the main elements of the original building will be preserved.
There are also some brand new hotels that have been built from the ground up making an appearance in 2017. But that’s another story for another time.
Photo credits: Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square, The Ned, EPR Architects.