One Aldwych hotel in London’s Covent Garden has closed its doors ahead of the final phase of a multi-million pound refurbishment project.

As reported by Business Traveller last year, the hotel started refurbishment works in October, and is now closing to guests to allow for work to be completed on the property’s rooms and public spaces.

British designer Robert Angell (responsible for projects at hotels including The Connaught and The Berkeley) is overseeing the redesign of the rooms and suites, which will include the creation of four new one-bedroom suites.

Meanwhile London-based Fabled Studio has been appointed to reimagine the hotel’s public spaces including the entrance, reception, events space, Lobby Bar and Indigo restaurant.

One Aldwych celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and is expected to reopen in April.

Simon Hirst – the hotel’s original GM when it opened in 1998 – has returned as managing director after four years at Raffles Hotel Singapore.

Business Traveller reviewed the hotel’s Eneko Basque Kitchen and Bar shortly after it opened in 2016.