Scotland Yard HQ becomes luxury hotel

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Pictured is the former Great Scotland building in Whitehall.  The site of the first Met Police station where officers hunted Jack the Ripper is to be transformed into a five-star hotel with GBP10,000-A-NIGHT rooms.  See SWNS story SWPOLICE.  Great Scotland Yard in Whitehall was the headquarters of London?s newly formed 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 later became a library for the Ministry of Defence but it was revealed yesterday (Sun) the Crown estate had struck a deal with a property developer to turn it into a super-posh hotel.   The Galliard Group has acquired a 125 year lease on the seven-storey building and plan to turn it into a GBP100 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, 120 seater main conference room/ballroom, meeting rooms and function/private dining rooms.   There will also be special super-VIP suites for the richest of the rich - with the rooms costing a whopping GBP10,000 a night and putting them amongst the most expensive in the world.


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.

Pictured is a mock up of what a typical room would look like at the former Great Scotland building in Whitehall which is to be turned into a hotel.  The site of the first Met Police station where officers hunted Jack the Ripper is to be transformed into a five-star hotel with GBP10,000-A-NIGHT rooms.  See SWNS story SWPOLICE.  Great Scotland Yard in Whitehall was the headquarters of London?s newly formed 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 later became a library for the Ministry of Defence but it was revealed yesterday (Sun) the Crown estate had struck a deal with a property developer to turn it into a super-posh hotel.   The Galliard Group has acquired a 125 year lease on the seven-storey building and plan to turn it into a GBP100 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, 120 seater main conference room/ballroom, meeting rooms and function/private dining rooms.   There will also be special super-VIP suites for the richest of the rich - with the rooms costing a whopping GBP10,000 a night and putting them amongst the most expensive in the world.



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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