London’s Battersea powers ahead

Nick Myall
Wednesday 21 Oct 2015

The new look Battersea Power Station Development will transform London’s skyline

Plans have been unveiled for a new luxury hotel scheme next to the remodelled Battersea Power Station in London, UK.

Lifestyle hotel operator art’otel is to become part of the £8bn project which will boast a stunning skyline swimming pool and bar overlooking the iconic chimneys.

The 160-room property will be developed by Battersea Power Station and managed by Park Plaza parent PPHE Hotel Group.

art’otel London Battersea Power Station is planned to open in 2019, in a building designed by Foster + Partners and set around the historic Grade II* listed Power Station. The luxury lifestyle hotel will offer incredible guest amenities with a number of show-stopping skyline floors boasting panoramic views leading up to the stunning Roof Garden designed by the New York High Line team, James Corner Field Operations.

Beneath the beautifully curated gardens a signature destination restaurant and double height bar with wraparound views across the Power Station and London skyline will become a go-to destination in the area. 

Rob Tincknell, chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development Company, commented: “We are incredibly excited to be announcing this important transaction and for it to be with such an innovative hotel company.

“The selection process to find the right brand and operator was a very competitive and thorough one, involving the leading hotel brands from around the world.  

“art’otel was a standout winner, a brand unlike anything we have seen in London to date, and it is particularly fitting for it to have art at the very heart of the brand and the hotel itself.  I am confident that together with art’otel we will deliver a beyond expectations hotel.”

PPHE Hotel Group president and chief executive, Boris Ivesha, added: “The Battersea Power Station Development will transform London’s skyline; creating a new destination and hub for local communities, visitors and residents. 

“As a company we take pride in opening hotels, restaurants and bars in areas which are embarking on new urban and community journeys and the Battersea Power Station project is a spectacular example of this. 

“art’otel perfectly complements the shareholders of Battersea Power Station’s vision and we look forward to working together to create a new chapter in London’s history over the next four years.”

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