The team behind the Experimental Cocktail Club is planning to open its first hotel in the UK, in London's Covent Garden.
Experimental Group was launched in France by Pierre-Charles Cros, Romée de Goriainoff and Olivier Bon just over 10 years ago.
It now runs a mix of bars, restaurants and hotel establishments in New York, Paris, London and Ibiza, including Experimental Beach, Beef Club & Ballroom and Le Grand Pigalle, a boutique hotel in the ninth arrondissement of Paris.
Now the company plans to open the 18-bedroom Henrietta Street hotel at 14-15 Henrietta Street.
The site already has planning approval for use as a hotel with restaurant and bar facilities.
In addition to the 60-cover ground floor restaurant and a 60-cover basement cocktail bar, the company has made the provision for a 60-cover private members' club on the first floor in its licence application, although it denies that it plans to open one at the property.
A precise opening date for the new venture is not yet known but it is thought that it could launch before the end of this year.
Meanwhile, Experimental Group's co-founder Pierre-Charles Cros told The Caterer in an interview last month that the business was also working on a project in Paris that would see the creation of a 50-bedroom hotel and restaurant.
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