Chiltern Firehouse owner to open luxury King's Cross hotel

US hotelier André Balazs has been granted planning permission to develop a luxury 270-bedroom hotel at King's Cross.

Chiltern Firehouse, London
Chiltern Firehouse, London

Balazs plans to replace the former Camden town hall annexe with the first Standard Hotel outside the US, according to the Evening Standard.

The plans for the block include a lobby at the ground floor with the hotel stretching ten storeys above. The hotel will have a rooftop bar and a restaurant with a terrace.

Camden council approved the proposals earlier this month, despite objections from some of the residents about the height of the hotel. The building will take around two years to develop.

Daniel Lovatt, development director at Deloitte Real Estate, which advised on the sales, said: "We received an unparalleled level of national and international interest. The level of demand confirms that Camden is one of the capital’s most dynamic and active property markets."

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