Work is underway to transform the Edwardian building at 3-5 Great Scotland Yard in to a 153-room “luxury lifestyle hotel” with "sophisticated food and beverage offerings", operated by Hyatt.
It will be the first UK site under Hyatt's upmarket Unbound Collection - which also includes the hotel du Louvre in Paris - once it opens in the final quarter of 2018.
The development was first announced in 2013, when London-based Galliard Group confirmed it was working with the Crown Estate to convert the Grade II-listed building in to a “Hollywood-level” brand.
In 2015 Galliard completed a £100m deal to sell the site to Middle East-based operator Lulu Group, with German hotel group Steigenberger lined up to operate the site – though it is no longer involved in the development.
The Scotland Yard building was constructed in 1910 and served as the Royal Military Police headquarters and the British Army Recruitment Office. It later became the Ministry of Defence Library, until 2004.
Hyatt says the character of the building will be preserved as part of the renovation, including the original façade.
Hyatt’s Unbound Collection was created in 2016 and comprises seven luxury sites worldwide.