THE ARTS Club is to open a new luxury hotel in the heart of Mayfair later this year.
The private members' club at 40 Dover Street is converting rooms in its Georgian townhouse building into hotel suites.
There will be sixteen rooms in total and guests at the new hotel will also have access to the club's restaurants, nightclub and garden.
The Arts Club was founded in 1863 and was at first based in Hanover Square, moving to its current location in 1896. It benefited from a complete renovation in 2011.
Alice Chadwyck-Healey of The Arts Club, commented: “Many of the Arts Club members have asked us to expand our offering so we expect plenty of demand to stay. We believe that the new hotel will attract a very international guest, who wishes to relax in a high-quality, glamorous and discreet suite in central London.”
The new hotel will open in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Illustration of planned hotel.