Plans to turn Great Scotland Yard into a five-star conference hotel have been given the go-ahead following an acquisition by London property developers Galliard Group.
The former home of the London Metropolitan Police will be transformed into a seven-storey hotel with 235 rooms, a restaurant and bar and conference facilities for 120 delegates.
Redeveloping the Grade II listed building is expected to cost £100m, which will include VIP suites worth up to £10,000 a night, making the hotel one of the most expensive in London.
Chief executive of Galliard Group Stephen Conway explained: "Our vision is to create one of London's most outstanding five-star hotels. The street is quiet and tranquil yet on the doorstep of London's most famous landmarks including Trafalgar Square, 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace."
Pat Holmes, head of event solutions and UK sales at London & Partners added: "The redevelopment of Great Scotland Yard will be a fantastic new addition to London’s hotel scene. I’m sure the new Great Scotland Yard Hotel will entice meeting, conference and incentive travel planners alike with its enduring history and unrivalled literary heritage."