Boodle Hatfield brings a new boutique Mayfair hotel one step closer

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    Law firm Boodle Hatfield has advised Grosvenor in respect to the development and subsequent letting of a new boutique hotel in Mayfair.The hotel, to be developed by Grosvenor, will feature a unique habitable sculpture (currently called Habitat) by Anthony Gormley, the artist best known for his Angel of the North in Gateshead.

    Once completed, Rex Restaurants Associates, which owns The Wolseley, will be granted a 30 year lease of the hotel, which will comprise a new landmark restaurant, around 80 luxury bedrooms / suites, conference facilities and a spacious spa.

    The hotel will be on Balderton Street, between Oxford Street and Grosvenor Square, developed within a distinctive Art Deco building previously used as a car rental depot.

    Simon Williams, a partner in Boodle Hatfield’s Commercial Property, who acted for Grosvenor, said: “This hotel will be a striking addition to Mayfair. The Anthony Gormley sculpture will be the West End’s most unusual bedroom.”

    The Boodle Hatfield team was led by Simon Williams and partner Caroline King. David Johnson provided construction law advice. Rex Restaurants Associates were represented by Berwin Leighton Paisner. The architects are Reardon Smith.

    Boodle Hatfield boasts a strong track record in the hotel sector. In March last year Simon advised Grosvenor on its involvement with Premier Inn for the development of a new 180 room hotel in Liverpool and in November he advised Marriott International on its acquisition of The Berners Hotel in London, which will become the UK’s first Marriott brand lifestyle boutique hotel EDITION.

    Daniel Fountain / 30.07.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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