London’s landmark Admiralty Arch to become luxury Waldorf Astoria hotel

Telegraph 211117London’s Admiralty ArchDesigned by Sir Aston Webb as part of the Queen Victoria memorial scheme and completed in 1912 – is being transformed into a luxury hotel, upmarket apartments and a private members’ club, as outlined in a feature in the Telegraph.

The Telegraph writes:

Beside Trafalgar Square and with an unimpeded view down The Mall and of Buckingham Palace, Admiralty Arch has long played a central role in the life of London. Recognised around the world as a momentous backdrop for processions such as Trooping the Colour, the building had fallen into disuse before being purchased in 2015 on a 250-year lease. It is currently being transformed into a luxury hotel, upmarket apartments and a private members’ club.

Though the hotel isn’t due to open until 2020, the first pictures of its interior have now been released. Designed by Sir Aston Webb as part of the Queen Victoria memorial scheme and completed in 1912, Admiralty Arch has borne witness to innumerable historic events – after both World Wars, victory parades passed through its central arch (opened only for such special occasions); crowds gathered here to watch the pageantry of the Queen’s coronation procession; the London marathon passes through the landmark today. It’s a setting that few luxury hotels in London will be able to compete with, and the hotel’s developers and majority owners – Prime Investors Capital – are now working to ensure interiors, amenities and service are equally impressive….

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