Fire hits Melia Hotels International's London project

Melia Hotels International said building work will restart as soon as possible following a fire at its new London property yesterday.

Fire hits Meliá Hotels International's London project
Fire hits Meliá Hotels International's London project

Fire struck the roof of the Norman Foster-designed ME London hotel, set to open in 2012, yesterday morning.  

"Meliá Hotels International is grateful to the London Fire Brigade for their diligence and responsibility in extinguishing the fire, preventing it spreading to the rest of the building and, above all, avoiding injuries," the company said in a statement.  

The project occupies former BBC headquarters Marconi House on The Strand. It will be the Spanish group’s second hotel in London, joining the Meliá White House in Regent's Park.  

The ME London is set to offer 173 rooms and a 730sqm convention centre.

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