Approval granted for upwards extension of the buildings to provide additional hotel accommodation, use of ground floor as café, delicatessen, and hotel lobby with associated improvement to shop frontages.
The re-development will see the Seraphine Kensington Olympia increase its bedrooms from 36 up to Circa 70 and will see it become a 5-star boutique hotel. Works will start in Q1 2023 and will be completed within 15 months.
This will be a fantastic addition to JMK`s portfolio. The group currently have seven hotels in operation across UK and Ireland including the newly opened Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre and two hotels under construction in Cork, to be operated as Moxy Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott.
Zain Kajani director comments ‘following the acquisition of the long lease of 229 Kensington High Street earlier this year, I am excited to see planning permission granted to redevelop the hotel. The hotel will be refurbished and extended to be a 69-bedroom luxury boutique hotel with strong ESG credentials located in the heart of Kensington. We look forward to kicking off construction soon’