The 51-storey, 180-metre glass tower, designed by Ian Simpson Architects, will combine residential apartments, a public viewing gallery on the top, and a hotel to be managed by Dubai-based hotel company Jumeirah. The 261-room hotel will be sited in the lower half of the tower and include a variety of restaurants and bars, together with a state of the art spa facility on the 26th and 27th floors “with stunning views across the capital”. Residents from the apartments above the hotel will have access to its facilities. Jumeirah Group chief executive, Gerald Lawless explained : ‘Jumeirah’s brand essence is expressed in two words:‘Stay Different’ The hotel, Jumeirah’s third in London behind the Carlton Tower and the Lowndes, is expected to open in 2011 in time for the 2012 London Olympics.
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