The former Great Scotland Yard building in Whitehall, London is to be turned into a five-star hotel.
In a sell-off of government buildings, the site of the first Metropolitan Police station is to be transformed into a luxury hotel with £10,000-a-night rooms.
The building was the headquarters of London's police force from 1829 to 1890. Officers investigated Jack the Ripper and the Plaistow murders from the base, while Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle would regularly write about the top cop shop.
It was revealed that the Galliard Group has acquired a 125-year lease on the seven-storey building and plans to turn it into a £100 million hotel with 235 bedrooms and suites.
It will boast a grand entrance foyer, winter garden lounge, signature restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge, second lounge, library, ballroom, plus meeting rooms and private dining rooms.
There will also be VIP suites for the super-rich, with the rooms costing a whopping £10,000 a night, putting them among the most expensive in the world.
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