The building of the legendary police station, Scotland Yard, that is located in Whitehall (London), will soon be turned into a luxury hotel. The building has been leased by Galliard Group for 125 years. The hotel is scheduled for opening in 2016.
Scotland Yard used the building from 1829 to 1890. Walls of the building saw such famous criminals as Jack the Ripper, who was featured in such famous books as Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle and novels by Charles Dickens.
When opened, Great Scotland Yard will have 235 guestrooms and luxury suites, a library, a grand entrance foyer, a cocktail bar, a restaurant, a ballroom, several private dining rooms, and a large conference room for 120 seats. Galliard Group sees great potential in the building and is sure the hotel will draw much attention not only because of its fantastic architecture, but also thanks to its fascinating history and wonderful interiors.
According to the operating company, their main aim is to make the hotel of the Chateau Marmont or The Mercer level, where visitors can enjoy exceptional service and premium quality in everything.
The current building of the hotel was constructed in 1910. It belongs to Edwardian era. During its history, the building was used as Royal Military Police headquarters and British Army Recruitment Office. In 1982, the building was refurbished and was used as the Ministry of Defence Library. During last years, the building was a storage base.