Billionaire brothers David and Simon Reuben have plans to turn the dilapidated former buildings of Naval and Military Club to 5-star hotel in central London. The brothers were awarded with planning permission to convert Grades I and II listed sites that are located opposite the Buckingham Palace into a £250 million mansion but changed their minds because they preferred to develop a hotel instead.
Based on the plans that were submitted to the Westminster Council, it was revealed that the Reuben’s proposal includes a 102-room hotel with suites that are bigger than the average one-bedroom apartment. The luxury hotel will also feature a grand ballroom that measures 2,200 square feet or 2 ½ times the size of an average home.
A spokesman for the brothers declined to elaborate on the proposals but it is understood that the goal of the brothers was to save the buildings and restore them to Grade I listed architecture that can be enjoyed by people. All the properties have stunning period features but sadly, it is in bad state of disrepair following years of neglect. At present the buildings are listed on Historic England’s Risk Register.
Number 94 used to be owned by the Naval and Military Club from 1865 to 1999. It gained the nickname the In and Out Club because of its entrance and exit signs. If plans push through, this will be the jewel of proposed development’s crown. On the other side of In and Out is 90-93 Piccadilly, a Grade II listed corner building that dates as far back as 1882. It will become part of the hotel including three floors of luxury apartments.
To the other side is Grade II listed Piccadilly which was already approved to be converted into a £70 million mansion but will be incorporated into the hotel as suites and bar.
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