Hyatt has added its latest London property, with the rebranding of the former Crowne Plaza London The City under the Hyatt Regency portfolio.
The group first announced plans to open the Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars in February 2022, and the refurbishment and rebranding had originally been scheduled for a relatively quick turnaround of July last year.
This date slipped by nearly 12 months, but the hotel has now opened as the ninth Hyatt-branded property in London.
The property is located on New Bridge Street just north of Blackfriars Bridge and Blackfriars station, which has links to Thameslink and Southeastern rail services, as well as the District and Circle Underground lines.
The Grade II listed building is situated on the site of Bridewell Palace, the former residence of King Henry VIII – although the palace itself has not existed since the 1860s.
Facilities include 204 rooms across ten categories, as well as 430 sqm of events space, and three F&B options – The Chinese Cricket Club for “a contemporary take on Chinese classics”, NYnLON bistro, and 1920s inspired bar The Leaf and Cane.
Note though the webpage for the hotel currently states:
“IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please be kindly informed that we are currently continuing the enhancement of the Hotel and our guest’s future experience. There may be limited visual and noise disturbance from June 2023 to August 2023. Work will take place from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Monday to Friday and in limited hours over weekends.
“We have one restaurant and one bar available whilst our second restaurant remains temporary closed. Please be assured that our team will do their utmost best to minimize the possible inconvenience caused to you.”
Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars is the second Crowne Plaza property in London to rebrand under the Regency offering this year – in January the Crowne Plaza London Albert Embankment became the Hyatt Regency London Albert Embankment.
These two hotels join the existing Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, with a fourth London Regency property under development on the redeveloped Olympia London exhibition centre site on Hammersmith Road.
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