The Peninsula London planning receives go-ahead

Joint venture developers Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels (owner of the Peninsula Hotels) have announced Westminster City Council’s planning committee has resolved to grant planning consent for a new 190-room hotel, to be known as The Peninsula London. The property will be located at 1-5 Grosvenor Place, Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia in central London.

The partners submitted an application in July to replace the existing 1950s and 1960s offices with a high-quality hotel and residential apartments designed by British-based Hopkins Architects.

The Peninsula London aims to bring a new level of distinction to London’s luxury hospitality scene and will cater for both hotel guests and local customers. In addition to guestrooms and spa, it will include shops, bars, restaurants and a ballroom.

Grosvenor and HSH aim to start construction in summer 2017, with completion due in 2021.

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