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HOTELS Five-star hotel for Great Scotland Yard Xn Leisure

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Great Scotland Yard, the famous former headquar- ters of London’s police force where criminals such as Jack the Ripper were investigated, is to become a five-star hotel having been bought by Indian billionaire Yusuffali Kader. As part of the £110m deal,

developer Galliard Homes will sell the historic property to Kader’s retail, hospitality and property conglomerate Lulu Group International once it has carried out a ‘lavish’ £50m refurbishment. Scheduled to open in Q1 2017, the hotel will be operated Steigenberger Hotel Group and will be known as Te Great Scotland Yard. The refurbished 92,000sq ft (8,547sq m)

Te 92,000sq ſt (8,547sq m) hotel will be fully-refurbished

hotel will feature luxury bedrooms costing up to £10,000 per night, bars, restaurants, a library and a host of private dining and meeting suites. An adjoining Grade II-Listed Victorian town- house will be incorporated into the hotel and will be used to create an entertaining suite. Te completed hotel will be seven-storeys high with two basement levels. It will retain

the grand Edwardian Imperial red brick and stone facade with arched main entrance, ornate pediment and tall windows with feature brick and stone detailing. Te interior design, to be led by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, will be “contemporary and stylish, providing a modern compliment to the Edwardian architecture.” “Tis will be one of London’s most luxuri-

ous 5-star hotels and one of Whitehall’s largest projects,” said Don O’Sullivan, MD of Galliard Homes. Details:

London set for Indie Hotel Show

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The Independent Hotel Show will be return- ing to London’s Olympia from 20-21 October for its fourth consecutive year. The

show, which

launched in 2012, attracts independent hoteliers and industry profession- als. Over the course of the two days, guests will have access to free-to-attend seminars where they can hear industry innovators tackle some of the sector’s most talked about topics. In addi t ion, more

More than 300 exhibitors from the hotel industry will be in attendance

than 300 exhibi tors from across the hotel supply chain will be in attendance, showcasing essentials that operators require to run a successful hotel. Organisers say this year’s show promises 8

to be “bigger and better” with a number of new features, including an expanded Destination Spa area, dedicated to hotel spas. As well as giving attendees access to sup- pliers from the health and wellness sector, the area will also offer spa business sessions featuring industry insights and ideas.

Read Leisure Opportunities online: New for 2015, the show will also be launch-

ing the Independent Think Tank. The aim of this is to provide a dynamic space that brings together the movers and shakers of the hotel sector to debate key issues and evaluate sector opportunities. Throughout the two days it will host a schedule of smaller, more in-depth, focused workshops allowing attendees the opportunity to ask ques- tions and actively engage with the content. Details:

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