The first headquarters for the Metropolitan Police will be transformed into a five-star hotel - with £10,000-a-night rooms for VIPs - after the historic building was acquired by property developers.
/ Source: The Daily Mail
But now the site, which was rebuilt in Edwardian style in 1910, has been acquired on a 125-year lease by the Galliard Group, who plan to turn the Grade II-listed, seven-storey building into one of the capital's most expensive hotels.
The new, £100million Great Scotland Yard will feature a total of 235 rooms, a grand entrance foyer, winter garden lounge, a restaurant, a cocktail bar, a library, a 120-seater main conference room, a ballroom and private dining rooms.
A number of VIP suites are expected to sell at around £10,000 for a single night's stay when the hotel opens its doors in early 2016.
Stephen Conway, chief executive of Galliard Group said: 'Our vision is to create one of London's most outstanding 5-star hotels. It really is a blue-chip building with grand architecture, a fascinating history and large dramatic interiors.