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Luxury Hyde Park hotel wins planning permission

Construction for The Peninsula London to begin in summer 2017
09/12/2015

Development of the Peninsula Hotel will also see the planting of more trees and widening of pavements

Westminster City Council has given the green light for the planned luxury hotel for Hyde Park, The Peninsula London.


The approval means construction for the 190-bedroom hotel will be able to start in summer 2017, after plans were submitted in July to replace the existing 1950s and 1960s offices.


The joint developers, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, hope to finish construction by 2021.


The Peninsula London will include shops, bars, restaurants and a ballroom with a design inspired by the area's heritage.


Peter Vernon, CEO at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to shape a very special part of London. The Peninsula London is an example of the long-term thinking and high-quality design required to maintain London’s status as a global city. The scheme will support thousands of jobs and brings tens of millions of pounds to the West End economy. The Peninsula London also provides a chance to improve the surrounding realm by widening pavements, planting more trees and providing easier road crossings. It is a major milestone in our efforts to improve Belgravia as a place to visit, live and work.”


Clement Kwok, Managing Director and CEO of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, said: “We are delighted that Westminster City Council’s planning committee has resolved to grant planning consent for the development of The Peninsula London. London is one of the world’s most dynamic capital cities and we are excited to move another step closer to introducing The Peninsula brand to London together with our partner, Grosvenor. ”


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