Sea Containers House [ London ] set to become Mondrian hotel

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    Sea Containers House set to become Mondrian hotel:)


    Sea Containers House on London's Southbank is set to become a luxury 358-room hotel managed by Morgans Hotel Group's Mondrian brand, according to a report by Property Week.

    The property was originally conceived as a hotel when plans were drawn up in the 1970s, but the building eventually became office space upon completion in the 1980s.

    Archlane Ltd acquired the property in 2004, and started a public consultation process in May of this year, with plans to refurbish the building as a mixed space for offices, restaurants, bars and a hotel.

    Property Week now reports that the Morgans Hotel Group will manage the 358-room hotel, subject to planning permission, under its Mondrian brand.

    Mondrian currently operates two hotels in London - the Sanderson and St Martins Lane - while Modrian has existing properties in LA, New York and Miami. For a recent review of the Mondrian Miami South Beach, click here.

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/sea-containers-house-set-to-become-mondrian-hotel
     
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    Good find uggboy!
     
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    I just try to remember, has the Sea Containers House anything to do with the Sea Container //s// Ltd. by James B. Sherwood // which was bankrupted at some stage // the founder of Orient Express Hotels? Can someone elaborate on this here on MP? Any infos?
     
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    Indeed Sea Containers occupied the building until 2007:

    http://seacontainershouseconsultation.co.uk/pages/about sea containers house.html

    It notes the hotel is going to be a 4* on the consultation webpage.
     
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    Thanks for the link and infos!:)

    Back to the Mondrian, was very much surprised that they want to make this new hotel a 4 star instead of a proper 5 star seeing in what landmark location // building the new Mondrian will be sited. But as the saying goes London is a town which attracts a lot of people, which can only be a good thing, but developer looking or even shying away from the 5 star market right now, this has been going on for some time in the UK capital hotel market. We will see how this particular project will continue into the fruition into the Mondrian, this is the flagship brand of the Morgans hotel group.
     

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