A rooftop infinity pool & a skyline restaurant - Introducing the Battersea Power Station hotel

But you can check-in only in 2019

If you didn’t get your hands on one of the flats in the £8bn Battersea Power Station, fret not, because come 2019 you can do the next best thing to owning a home there - you can stay in a luxury hotel in the vicinity.

Battersea Power Station Development Company has signed on luxury hotel company art’otel to launch a 160-room luxury hotel with an air infinity pool and a rooftop restaurant looking over Battersea Power Station’s iconic chimneys.

The hotel is being developed by Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPDC) and is going to be managed by PPHE Hotel Group, owner of art’otel.

The garden of the new hotel has been designed by the team behind New York’s High Line - a long, narrow park in central New York which used to be a rail line.

According to BPDC, “guests will be welcomed by a public gallery; a multi-purpose creative space offering a rotating calendar of exhibitions, as well as cultural and artistic events supporting established and up-and-coming artists alike”.

The hotel also promises “captivating art” by a “an acclaimed local or national artist”.

Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said:  

“We are incredibly excited to be announcing this important transaction and for it to be with such an innovative hotel company.

“The selection process to find the right brand and operator was a very competitive and thorough one, involving the leading hotel brands from around the world. art’otel was a standout winner, a brand unlike anything we have seen in London to date, and it is particularly fitting for it to have art at the very heart of the brand and the hotel itself. I am confident that together with art’otel we will deliver a beyond expectations hotel.”

 

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Readers' comments (3)

  • Who would want to live in that crappy bland area surrounded by dull rich people with no sense of community but themselves. That's the problem with the whole waterfront development in Wandsworth, they resemble expensive dormitories with little or no sense of community

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  • Who would want to live in such a crappy bland area surrounded by dull rich people with no sense of community but themselves. That's the problem with the whole waterfront development phenomenon in Wandsworth Borough, they resemble expensive dormitories with little or no sense of community. this is not London but an enclave designed exclusively for rich non-resident buy to let landlords. Visit Chelsea Bridge Wharf and you will witness the modern phenomenon of a prison complex-living for the wealthy. This whole thing is a big mistake.

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  • I would personally never want to live on a converted brownfield site -even if they gave it away! Doubt people fully understand that an old power station like this used worst types of coal (compared to todays). Even from a modern coal burning power station pollutants include arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and in some cases traces of uranium. Some ppm/ppb of these will undoubtedly still remain in the original structure and very much hope the developers have ensured everything completely sealed. Personally think it should have been developed into something non residential. Good luck to anyone living there.

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