Four Seasons is to open a property within the forthcoming Heron Plaza tower close to Liverpool Street station in the City of London, joining the brand’s existing London hotels in Mayfair and Canary Wharf.
The 43-storey Heron Plaza development, which will be built next to the 46-storey Heron Tower (due for completion in the first quarter of 2011), will feature 190 hotel suites and 120 Four Seasons-branded residences, as well as restaurants, conference and banqueting facilities, a gym, spa and swimming pool.
The tower will also include a plaza with public space, luxury shops and cafes, and will integrate renovated buildings on Bishopsgate and Devonshire Row. The Heron Tower and Heron Plaza complexes will be located around 150 metres from Liverpool Street station, which will benefit from Crossrail connections from 2017.
According to developers Heron International, the hotel and residential tower will have “an external screen which will be constructed from a patinated natural copper alloy whose material tone and warmth will provide contrast and balance to the stainless steel of Heron Tower”. The cost of the project will be in excess of £500 million.
The news comes as Four Seasons gears up for the reopening of its property on Park Lane at the end of this month (see online news January 4). The hotel has been extensively refurbished, with a new all-glass top floor added to the property, housing a luxury spa with 360 degree views of the capital.
Four Seasons also has a hotel in London’s Canary Wharf – for a review of this property from 2009 click here.
For more information visit fourseasons.com.
Report by Mark Caswell