Hotel development in the City of London continues apace with the go-ahead being given for the development of the fourth Four Seasons hotel in the UK.
Property group Heron International has secured planning permission to build a 43-storey tower alongside Heron Tower, an office building with a restaurant and bar on floors 38 to 40, which is nearing completion in the City of London.
Four Seasons Hotel and Residences London at Heron Plaza will incorporate 190 suites and 120 branded residences within the second tower. The hotel will also comprise restaurants, conference and banqueting facilities, a gym, spa and swimming pool.
Situated 150m from Liverpool Street Station, the two towers - costing £500m to develop - will include a substantial new public open space with luxury shops and cafes around its edge.
The hotel tower will have an external screen which will be constructed from a patinated natural copper alloy which will contrast and balance the stainless steel of Heron Tower. Energy sharing will be permitted by the linking of the two towers.
The hotel will be the fourth property to be managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the UK. The company already has two hotels in London - one on Park Lane, which re-opens at the end of this month following a £125m refurbishment, and one in Canary Wharf. Its third property is in Hampshire.
By Janet Harmer
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