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Hyatt’s Great Scotland Yard hotel opens in London

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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.

Great Scotland Yard hotel

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!)

Great Scotland Yard hotel opens

Full details are on the Hyatt website here.  You will earn a bonus 500 World of Hyatt points per stay until 31st March 2020 – no registration needed.

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.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (162)

  • Harry T says:

    OT:
    Just managed to stack my “£10 off £50 supermarket spend” and “4% off £65 spend at Waitrose” Amex offers for a nice discount on a JL gift card. May be of use to other people who regularly shop at JL/Waitrose and were wondering if the offers stack. Got emails for triggering both offers!

    • Shoestring says:

      New customers at Tesco (=new email address) can stack the Amex £10 off £50 with Tesco’s code XXHTFL (which is £25 off £70). The good old days are back!

      So, for example you could get 7 cases of 20 (140 bottles) of Budweiser for £35, or 4x 1L bottles of Jack Daniels for £45 etc etc

  • Shoestring says:

    GBP is spiking hard upwards on the back of that exit poll – currently EUR3601 = £2989

    so buying 300K Avios at Iberia is costing you less than 1p/ point