Port of London Luxury Hotel
The Port of London Authority is to be transformed into a luxury hotel with a proposed opening date of 2014.
The planning application for 10 Trinity Square in the City of London outlines the plan to turn the building into a 120-bedroom hotel with spa, restaurant, fitness club and swimming pool, alongside 37 private residences and a private members club. The architecture will be designed by Woods Bagot, with interiors by David Collins.
Overlooking the River Thames, the Grade II-listed property was originally designed in the Beaux Arts style by Sir Edwin Cooper and opened in 1922 as the headquarters of the Port of London Authority which regulated navigational safety on the tidal Thames. The building is being developed by Bullet Investments – a joint venture between KOP Properties and the Reignwood Group. Based in Singapore, KOP's property portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Franklyn Hotels & Resorts. The Reignwood Group claims it recognises the importance of the historical building and is committed to upgrading it.
This announcement follows a whole host of historic renovations in the city, including Marriott’s opening of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel early this year, and the continued refurbishment of the Berners Hotel in partnership with American hotelier, Ian Schrager.