Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) has now signed a hotel management agreement with lifestyle hotel operator, art’otel.
art’otel london battersea power station is expected to open in 2019, and will be situated in a building designed by Foster + Partners and set around the historic Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station. The 160-bedroom luxury lifestyle hotel will offer impressive guest amenities, with a number of show-stopping skyline floors boasting panoramic views.
The jewel in the crown will be the striking Roof Garden, designed by the New York High Line team, James Corner Field Operations. Featuring an outdoor rooftop pool and bar overlooking the iconic chimneys, the beautifully curated gardens will offer a signature destination restaurant and double height bar with wraparound views across the Power Station and London skyline.
Guests will be welcomed by a public gallery; a multi-purpose creative space offering a rotating calendar of exhibitions, as well as cultural and artistic events supporting established and up-and-coming artists alike.
With a lounge and café sitting alongside, the space will be a welcoming destination for guests and visitors to enjoy the ever-changing cultural offering. Battersea Power Station’s much-loved silhouette on London’s skyline will be transformed into a pioneering, creative and commercial destination within the emerging Nine Elms on the South Bank cultural district.
The hotel’s design style will draw inspiration from the award-winning art’otel amsterdam, which fuses innovative design with urban, discussion-provoking art curated and created by Atelier van Lieshout; which opened in 2013. Sitting in the middle of the Battersea Power Station development art’otel will form the very heart of the new neighbourhood which will become one of London’s most vibrant new riverside destinations as well as a global attraction.
art’otel will be an integral part of Phase 3, Electric Boulevard which is set within the £8 billion Battersea Power Station development project, Europe’s largest privately funded urban regeneration project which will, when complete deliver over 17,000 direct and indirect jobs at the development. Rafael Viñoly architect and masterplanner for the project designed the masterplan to allow a phased development approach which takes place from west to east.
Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station development has been designed by Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners. In addition to art’otel, Phase 3 will comprise over 1,300 residential homes, a new pedestrian high street lined with shops and restaurants known as The Electric Boulevard; a new public park and community hub known as The Prospect and a new Battersea Power Station London Underground Station.
“We are incredibly excited to be announcing this important transaction and for it to be with such an innovative hotel company,” says Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company. “The selection process to find the right brand and operator was a very competitive and thorough one, involving the leading hotel brands from around the world.
“art’otel was a standout winner, a brand unlike anything we have seen in London to date, and it is particularly fitting for it to have art at the very heart of the brand and the hotel itself. I am confident that together with art’otel we will deliver a beyond expectations hotel.”
Boris Ivesha, President & Chief Executive Officer, PPHE Hotel Group adds: “We are delighted to be a part of the London of tomorrow. The Battersea Power Station Development will transform London’s skyline; creating a new destination and hub for local communities, visitors and residents.
“As a Company we take pride in opening hotels, restaurants and bars in areas which are embarking on new urban and community journeys and the Battersea Power Station project is a spectacular example of this. art’otel perfectly complements the shareholders of Battersea Power Station’s vision and we look forward to working together to create a new chapter in London’s history over the next four years.”