Hyatt has announced plans for its first Hyatt Place branded property in central London.

The will be located on Whitechapel Road in Aldgate, within a redeveloped 1980s office building formerly known as Black Lion House.

The property is scheduled to open in 2020, and will feature 280 rooms, a ninth floor lounge and terrace, inner courtyard, gym, grab and go food market, and a “flexible meeting room concept”.

Commenting on the news Eduard Elias, co-founder of Cycas Hospitality which will be managing the property, said:

“We are excited to be expanding our work with Hyatt by managing Hyatt Place London City/East; our fourth collaboration with Hyatt.

“Our deep understanding of the Hyatt Place brand ensures that we can consistently exceed the levels of care Hyatt Place guests have come to know and expect, and we look forward to further growing our collaboration with Hyatt across the UK and Europe.”

Hyatt Place London City / East will be the third Hyatt Place branded property in greater London, joining the existing Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport and Hyatt Place West London / Hayes.

It will be the seventh Hyatt group property in the UK, with other hotels including the Hyatt Regency London The Churchill, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Hyatt Regency Birmingham, and the Great Scotland Yard Hotel London which is scheduled to open early next year.