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Robert De Niro Envisions a New Hotel for London

LONDON—Capital & Counties Properties PLC, actor Robert De Niro and BD Hotels have submitted an application to open an 83-room luxury boutique hotel, The Wellington Hotel, in the Covent Garden district here.

The plans would see De Niro, Ira Drukier and Richard Born—the team behind The Greenwich Hotel in New York City—open their first hotel outside of the U.S.

Bounded by Wellington St., Tavistock St., Burleigh St., and Exeter St., The Wellington Hotel would rejuvenate a block located within the Covent Garden Conservation area, spanning six adjacent buildings. Historic facades would be retained and incorporated into the new hotel to create a new space.

De Niro commented: “London is one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world. It makes perfect sense to develop a hotel that represents all of that in the heart of this city in Covent Garden. The Wellington Hotel would honor the heritage of the area, while bringing the best of what we’ve done in New York to London.”