Accor’s Sofitel London St James will unveil a £16.5 million revamp later this year, with a new restaurant and redesigned guest rooms.

The five-star hotel is located within a Grade II listed building on the corner of Pall Mall and Waterloo Place, within walking distance of Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus and Green park Underground stations.

The space previously housing Balcon restaurant is currently undergoing a redesign and will reopen as Wild Honey St James this summer, an evolution of Anthony Demetre’s Wild Honey in Mayfair, which closed earlier this year.

Meanwhile the property’s 183 rooms and suites are being recreated by designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, previously responsible for projects at hotel’s including The Savoy and The Four Seasons Park Lane. The new rooms are set to be unveiled later this year.

Marie-Paule Nowlis (previously of the Sofitel New York) has been newly appointed as general manager of the hotel.

“This year, Sofitel London St James will proudly unveil an extensive transformation and mark a new era for this prestigious hotel, a flagship for Sofitel and a cornerstone of London’s luxury hotel scene,” said Nowlis.

“I’m thrilled to join the dynamic team at Sofitel London St James as we prepare to showcase the transformation of the hotel. My new colleagues are outstanding hoteliers whose knowledge of our guests and their needs has been key to deciding how each of the spaces around should evolve.

“Our vision will ensure this iconic Sofitel property continues to raise the bar in the vibrant London hotel market and we look forward to continuing to provide outstanding service tailored to the evolving needs of today’s luxury traveller.”