Morgans Hotel Group confirmed rumors that its Hudson property will be located on Great Scotland Yard in St. James's, London. The company officially announced the Hudson London deal in June but finally revealed the project's location today. Hudson London at Great Scotland Yard marks the beginning of Morgans Hotel Group's plan to introduce the brand into gateway markets around the globe. The company's flagship location is in NYC.
Slated to open in early 2015, Hudson London is in the heart of Westminster. Visitors will be steps away from some of the world's most iconic landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and Big Ben. The boutique property is located in a 234-room Edwardian building that is 102 years old.
The Ministry of Defense used to occupy the building, where it was used for recruitment of the British armed forces. The space was then converted into a public records library in the 1980′s. The elegant, historic building serves as an exciting and unexpected backdrop for the newest Hudson property, which will emphasize public spaces as a forum for social exchange.
Hudson will bring a distinctive new offering to London, fusing a unique playfulness with cutting-edge style and impeccable service. The property will feature a brand new restaurant on the ground floor, a 40-seat library lounge, and flexible boardroom space that can be used for business meetings as well as private events.
Hudson London commences a partnership between Morgans Hotel Group and hotel owners Sansar Investments Ltd. Raman Thukral, Director of Sansar Investments, remarked, "We are excited to work with Morgans Hotel Group and their team to bring the second Hudson to the London market. We could not envision a better partner to collaborate with, and are already exploring future opportunities with Morgans Hotel Group's development team."
Hudson London at Great Scotland Yard is Morgans Hotel Group's fourth property in London, joining renowned Sanderson and St Martins Lane properties, and Mondrian London at Sea Containers House, set to open its doors early 2014.
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