Dorsett Gets Planning Permission for Second Hotel in London

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Dorsett Hospitality has received re-development planning permission from The City of London Corporation to drop-down and rebuild The Matrix building located at 9 Aldgate which flanks the Aldgate tube station and the 18th century St Botolph Church into a hotel to be known as Dorsett City, London, the groups second hotel in London.

This is the final office to hotel conversion that The City of London Corporation will grant, said John Connolly, Head of UK Development for Dorsett Hospitality International. Given the architectural sensitivity of this historic and typically dense area of London, The Matrix is indeed a landmark building; both figuratively as well as architecturally; and we are indeed honoured and grateful to the local community and The City of London Corporation for granting us the approval to proceed with our re-development plan.

The 13-storey Dorsett City, London will offer 275 guestrooms, two restaurants, a bar and meeting facilities.

Scheduled to open Q4 2015, this new development further fortifies Dorsett Hospitality Internationals vision to continue to expand its hotel portfolio in selected strategic regions in the United Kingdom and Europe.

The groups first hotel in London, Dorsett Shepherds Bush, is scheduled to open in Q1 2014.

Dorsett, London

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