Green light given for Robert De Niro’s London hotel

Westminster City Council has granted planning permission for the development of an 83-bedroom boutique hotel by Hollywood star Robert De Niro.

The plans, which were announced earlier this year, will see the Oscar-winning actor team up with property firm Capco and BD Hotels to open The Wellington Hotel in London’s Covent Garden.

The property will span six adjacent buildings – three of which are grade II-listed – and will feature luxury spa facilities, two restaurants, cafe, central courtyard and a 64-cover private members club.

Speaking after the plans were first announced, De Niro, who already owns The Greenwich Hotel in New York, said it makes “perfect sense” to develop a hotel that represents what makes London one of the most “exciting and cosmopolitan” cities in the world.

Work will begin on the development next year, with the hotel expected to open its doors in 2019.

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