The Great Scotland Yard Hotel finally opened this week after delays.
Great Scotland Yard is a luxury five star hotel in Central London, situated just around the corner from the Corinthia. If you imagine leaving Embankment tube station towards the Strand and turning immediately left under the railway bridge, you are heading in the right direction.
The building is, unsurprisingly, the original Scotland Yard headquarters from the 1820s. Scotland Yard later moved to Victoria Street, next to what is now Conrad St James, but that building was demolished earlier this year to make way for apartments. Scotland Yard is now based on Victoria Embankment.
The hotel has 152 rooms. It is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, which allows it to operate at arms-length and without any overt Hyatt branding. There is an impressive food and drink line-up, led by chef Robin Gill, including signature restaurant The Yard and a tearoom called The Parlour.
The tearoom is “inspired by The Imperial New Delhi hotel for its opulence and sense of tradition”. I’ve stayed at The Imperial and I am intrigued as to how this looks.
As a redemption, the hotel is currently 25,000 points per night. This is good value given that cash rates are around £300 – £400 midweek and beats our standard valuation of a World of Hyatt point of 1.1p.
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