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Hotel suite to open in Gormley statue in Mayfair

25 May 2011 by
Hotel suite to open in Gormley statue in Mayfair

Images have been released of what is set to become London's most unusual hotel bedroom in the centre of Mayfair.

A habitable sculpture, known as Habitat and designed by Antony Gormley - best known for his Angel of the North in Gateshead - is to be the centrepiece of the 80-bedroom hotel.

The hotel will be operated on a 30-year lease by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King of Rex Restaurants Associates, which owns the Wolseley.

Situated on Balderton Street, between Oxford Street and Grosvenor Square, the property - housed within an art deco building previously used as a car rental depot, will incorporate a landmark restaurant, conference facilities and a spa.

Simon Williams, a partner in law firm Boodle Hatfield's commercial property department, who acted for the developers Grosvenor, said the hotel would be a striking addition to Mayfair. "The Anthony Gormley sculpture will be the West End's most unusual bedroom," he added.

The architects of the project are Reardon Smith.

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By Janet Harmer

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