[dropcap size=big]D[/dropcap]esigned by the creators of New York’s High Line Park, the Art’otel Battersea Power Station will have a stunning rooftop pool and urban garden extending the full length of the building.
Planned for an opening in 2019, the hotel will be part of a Foster and Partners construction facing the decommissioned Battersea Power Station, which is undergoing an £8 billion transformation.
The property will also feature more than 160 bedrooms with panoramic views, a destination restaurant and a double-height bar.According to a press release: “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.”
The release added: “Sitting in the middle of the Battersea Power Station development Art’otel will form the very heart of the new neighbourhood which will become one of London’s most vibrant new riverside destinations as well as a global attraction.”
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. Art’otel was a standout winner, a brand unlike anything we have seen in London to date.”
Boris Ivesha, president and chief executive officer of Art’otel’s owner PPHE Hotel Group said: “The Battersea Power Station Development will transform London’s skyline; creating a new destination and hub for local communities, visitors and residents.”
Designed by Gehry Partners, and Foster and Partners, phase three of the Battersea Power Station project will see the unveiling of more than 1,300 apartments, a high-street called the Electric Boulevard, a public park and the Prospect “community hub” and a dedicated Underground station.