The award-winning Zetter hotel (pictured) in Clerkenwell, London, is to expand with the opening nearby of the Zetter Townhouse.
Described as being "like the private residence of the Zetter's eccentric great aunt, full of art collected from her travels abroad", the new property will have 11 bedrooms, two suites, a lounge and a cocktail bar.
"It will be contemporary and slightly dotty, eccentric and even wacky, but chic, cool and quintessentially English," a spokesman said. The design will be by Russell Sage.
Ever since it was opened by Michael Benyan and Mark Sainsbury in 2004, the 59-bedroom Zetter hotel has been inundated with accolades, including London's Best Small Hotel in the VisitLondon Awards and two awards at the European Hotel Design Awards.
It has recently received renewed interest with the arrival of chef Bruno Loubet at its restaurant.
By Janet Harmer
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