The building, previously awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) bronze award in 1946, had an additional two-storey extension added at roof level and floor-to-ceiling glass fitted, providing guests with “far-reaching views” across the city.
Located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the hotel – which was previously an abode for unmarried police officers in the 1930s – provides a great location for business guests as it’s close to a bustling market, while still remaining close to the attractions of London like the 02 Arena and Skyline.
Michael Rebeiro, general manager at the Mercure London Greenwich Hotel, said: “Having the opportunity to renovate a previously redundant building, especially one with such history and character, has made this opening really exciting. Our hotel is perfect for leisure and business guests with its ideal location and design-led renovation.”
Managing director for Mercure UK & Ireland, Jonathan Sheard, commented that the design has created a “fantastic hotel” in place of the 1930s police section house.
“The way that the building has been designed with so much light and glass really opens up the hotel for guests to experience the local area – a very important aspect of a Mercure hotel. We are very proud of our growth for the Mercure portfolio this year and we will continue to increase it in 2013.”