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Monday, November 26, 2012

"You're nicked!" - former Greenwich police station re-opens as Mercure hotel


This converted  RIBA Bronze awarded former police building has been modelled to a high specification and is now open as The Mercure London Greenwich Hotel.

A 1930s Police Station in the heart of Greenwich has been converted and re-opened as the Mercure London Greenwich. Fortunately, Mercure hotel staff won't be throwing away the keys, and guests will control their locks.

The Mercure has been created out of the former police "Section House", which – despite its utilitarian purpose – was winner of the 1946 Royal Institute of British Architects Bronze Award.

Elegantly renovated and restored, the 145 room hotel successfully combines authentic architecture with contemporary design to offer boutique accommodation in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. A two storey extension has been added at roof level with 'floor to ceiling' glass rooms that provide far-reaching views over the city.  The stunning penthouse suite occupys the 9th floor of the extension, offering elegant and spacious accommodation in addition to the vista of the London skyline.

The hotel is situated within a conservation area in Greenwich, providing the perfect location for enjoying its bustling market and shops.  A stone's throw from world famous tourist attractions, including the Cutty Sark, O2 Arena and Skyline, the hotel is ideally positioned for those looking to escape on weekend breaks.  The bar and restaurant, hosted in the former shooting range of the police building, provide a stylish retreat to recline in after a busy day's sightseeing.

Equally, the hotel's proximity to the business hub of Canary Wharf and close transport links to London City Airport make it a convenient choice for business guests, with private meeting room, a fully equipped gym and free WiFi available to all guests plus a world of team building acitivies within walking distance.
 
Michael Rebeiro, General Manager at Mercure London Greenwich Hotel, commented, "Having the opportunity to renovate a previously redundant building - especially one with such history and character - has made this opening really exciting.  Our  hotel is perfect for leisure and business guests with its ideal location and design led renovation."

Jonathan Sheard, Managing Director for MGallery and Mercure UK & Ireland, added: " This is a fantastic hotel. The way that the building has been designed with so much light and glass really opens up the hotel for guests to experience the local area - a very important aspect of a Mercure hotel. We are very proud of our growth for the Mercure portfolio this year and we will continue to increase it in 2013."

Mercure is the second largest mid-scale hotel chain worldwide - outside North America - with a network of over 700 hotels in 51 countries.

Stays in the newly opened Mercure London Greenwich are available from £129.00 per room per night.

 For additional information, please visit http://www.mercure.com

 

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