Wanda to build luxury London hotel

20 Jun 2013 by GrahamSmith

Dalian Wanda Group has announced plans for a luxury London hotel in what will be the tallest residential tower in Europe.

The Chinese firm yesterday confirmed that it had finalised a £700 million deal to build the five-star, 670 foot-tall property on the south bank of the River Thames in Vauxhall.

Constructed on what is currently known as the One Nine Elms site, the Wanda Hotels and Resorts hotel will offer views of London landmarks including Battersea Power Station.

It will also hold the distinction of being the first luxury hotel opened by a Chinese firm overseas.

The project will have a construction size of 105,000 square metres, approximately 20,000 of which will be used for the Wanda hotel, which will have 160 rooms. There will also be 63,000 square metres of "premium" apartments.

Wang Jianlin, chairman of Wanda, said: "The London property market has excellent investment opportunities and we have confidence that Wanda's strength and expertise will make the Wanda London's premier hotel, further promoting development in the area."

Dalian Wanda Group and its subsidiary Wanda Hotela and Resorts operates over 50 luxury hotels throughout China (click to read reviews of Sofitel hotels in Beijing and Chengdu).

Graham Smith

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