Morrison Design have begun demolition work on the exclusive Westbury Hotel in London’s Mayfair. Located off Bond Street, The Westbury opened in 1955 as the first five-star American hotel in the capital and today is undergoing a major refurbishment and extension, led by Morrison Design who are the appointed architects and project managers.

The client, Cola Holdings Ltd, aims to reposition The Westbury as the destination 5* hotel in Mayfair. Peter Newman-Earp, Director at Morrison Design, said: “we’ve worked closely with our client Cola Holdings Ltd for the last couple of years to totally reimagine the building. When it reopens, The Westbury will be a super luxury offering and position it for the next 20 years.”

3D render of The Westbury Hotel in Mayfair, London.
Render of new Westbury Hotel in Mayfair, London.

The 15,217m² project will see a second level basement floor being added and will house 196 rooms including several luxury suites, an elegant presidential suite and the high-end Polo Bar. The refurbishment will continue to attract affluent travellers looking for a central London base with sumptuous surroundings.

Image of The Westbury Hotel in 1955.
Image of The Westbury Hotel in 1955.

The contractors, Sir Robert McAlpine, are currently stripping out the floors and walls as the entire space will be reconfigured.

The project is set to complete in 2023. Morrison Design are working with Ramboll (structural engineers), Furness Green (mechanical and electrical engineers) and Richmond International (interior designers).