Hyatt Hotel at Great Scotland Yard
Comprising 153 unique and characterful guest rooms and an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and function facilities, Hyatt Hotel at Great Scotland Yard is a vibrant five-star hotel steeped in history. Located a stone’s throw from Covent Garden, the iconic address is the first UK property to join Hyatt’s Unbound Collection.
EPR’s sensitive conversion and extension has preserved and enhanced the style of the original building, which was formerly used as a recruiting office for the Ministry of Defence. The refurbishment involved the demolition of the entire existing structure whilst the retained façade was supported, the excavation of a three-storey basement providing staff and conference facilities and the construction of a two-storey roof extension within the existing mansard to expand the hotel’s capacity.
The neighbouring Grade II listed Georgian townhouse has been carefully refurbished to provide a set of fully serviced rooms; restoring and enhancing the building to its original grandeur whilst providing a background for the interior design narrative by Hirsch Bedner Associates.
The ground floor of Hyatt Hotel at Great Scotland Yard features a series of unique and unexpected spaces which cleverly reference the building’s history. These include a hidden whiskey bar, signature restaurant The Yard, a cosy tea parlour inspired by Delhi’s Imperial Hotel and comfortable bar and lounge, The 40 Elephants.
Client: Lulu Twenty-14 Holdings | Services: Architecture | Size: 153 guest rooms | Collaborators: Hirsch Bedner Associates