The Portfolio Club to deliver flexible stay hotel development

The new hotel will offer a destination bar and bistro café open to the public

The Portfolio Club (TPC), a joint venture between APG, and London Central Portfolio (LCP) has appointed Red Construction to deliver the transformation of a period building in South Kensington into a premium flexible stay hotel development.

Following an in-depth and collaborative preparatory construction process, the move will see the refurbishment of the 130,000 sq ft space at 5-25 Harrington Gardens, formally known as the Harrington Hall Hotel.

Due for completion in spring 2022, the first in a programme of new flexible stay residents’ club will feature club flats across nine floors. The new hotel will offer a destination bar and bistro café open to the public, whilst residents and private members will have access to exclusive amenities, such as a fully equipped leisure space with a vitality pool, spa, gym, steam room, sauna, yoga area and treatment rooms.

There will also be two private bars: one within a garden courtyard under a newly created atrium providing a light informal environment, the other being a whisky bar located in the vaults with a club-like atmosphere.

Naomi Heaton, CEO at The Portfolio Club, said on behalf of the joint venture: “We wanted a trustworthy and highly skilled construction firm to deliver our vision of apartment-style living for our hotel guests.

“Red Construction has significant knowledge of prime London neighbourhoods and has completed projects with similar obstacles to overcome. This, and their understanding of our brand, made Red the perfect partner for this development, which marks the first of a series of acquisitions and the launch of our new hospitality concept.”

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