London developer Galliard Group has completed the three and a half year construction of the new Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London, due to launch later this year.
Once the location of the original Scotland Yard Metropolitan Police HQ, the 93,000 sq ft hotel with 153 bedrooms and suites will be owned by Abu Dhabi-based multinational conglomerate company Lulu Group International and operated by Hyatt. The developer said it has a “police and military theme”, with historical links to Jack the Ripper, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudolf Hess.
In 2013 Galliard Group acquired a 125-year Crown Estate lease on the building which was exchanged for a forward sale of the hotel when completed to LuLu Group International in 2016 for £110m.
Galliard’s construction division worked with hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates to deliver the new hotel.
Stephen Conway, executive chairman of Galliard Group, said: “Galliard’s construction division has delivered one of London’s most outstanding 5-star hotels. With its iconic address and famous history, the hotel’s interior design cleverly references the building’s police and military past through the use of shields, emblems and historic details etched into glass and metalwork.”
Don O’ Sullivan, CEO of Galliard Group, added: “Over the last decade Galliard has built 10 hotels and the Great Scotland Yard Hotel sets a new benchmark for high quality construction and exquisite design. Our vision was to deliver a world-class hotel of the quality of The Mercer or the Chateau Marmont, a place renowned for exceptional service, destination dining and leisure and outstanding luxury and quality.”