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Von Essen postpones the opening date of its new luxury hotel

04 February 2009 by
Von Essen postpones the opening date of its new luxury hotel

Luxury hotel operator Von Essen has been forced to postpone the opening of its new-build hotel in Battersea, Caterersearch can reveal.

The venture, which marks the company's first move into London, was set to open in June 2009, but has now been pushed back to September.

Andrew Onraet, architect and designer for the luxury hotel, which is to be named Verta, said the group had been forced to postpone the opening due to heavy rain at the excavation start of the project.

The hotel is located on the Thames waterfront in an undeveloped area of Battersea. Von Essen hopes to revive the area in the same vein as the Southbank redevelopment east along the river.

Von Essen is also this year hosting Caterer's long running Acorns, which recognises the 30 future stars of hospitality under the age of 30, visit our Acorns mini-site for more and to enter.

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