Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced that the company has been appointed by Prime Investors Capital Ltd to operate the luxury hotel within London’s Admiralty Arch. Following an extensive on-going refurbishment program, the Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria, London is set to open in 2022.
Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria will house 96 hotel rooms and suites, and three high-end restaurants. There are also plans to build a rooftop bar, private meetings and event spaces, and spa. Luxury private residences and an exclusive private members club and other exclusive components will join the hotel within the building.
Work is already underway to restore the building's original features, and an experienced design team is in place, led by Michael Blair and David Mlinaric. Blair's work includes the restoration and extension of The Ritz, The Connaught and Claridge's hotels. Mlinaric's work includes The Royal Opera House, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Gallery and the British Residences in London and Paris.
Admiralty Arch was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of Queen Victoria, and was designed by Sir Aston Webb, who was also designed The Mall and main facade at Buckingham Palace. The building has been official residences of the First Sea Lords, a Royal Navy outpost, and a center for the UK Government's Cabinet Office.
Since its completion in 1910, the building has hosted famous figures from Sir Winston Churchill to author of the James Bond spy novels Ian Fleming. Admiralty Arch offers views down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and Nelson's Column.