Von Essen’s first new build hotel, Verta, will open for business on 12 September 2010, creating 100 jobs and marking the group’s debut in London.
The 70-bedroom Hotel Verta will join the Forbury Hotel in Reading and Seaham Hall Hotel in County Durham as part of Von Essen’s Metropolitan Set.
The property, based at London’s only commercial heliport, forms part of the £150m Bridges Wharf development along the River Thames.
It will be the 30th UK hotel in the Von Essen collection, which comprises five sets: Classic, Country, Family and Continental.
Von Essen also owns Chateau de Bagnols in France.