Lovers of crime stories and luxury hotels will have a new option when it comes to London hotels come 2017.
That’s because you’ll be able to spend the night in the historic Great Scotland Yard landmark building. Of course, this is where London police tried to solve the gruesome murders carried out by Jack the Ripper and favourite subject matter of authors like Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle.
The home of London’s first police headquarters will undergo a £50 million ($78 million USD) facelift that will transform it into a seven-storey ultra-luxurious hotel that’s fit for the queen herself.
The building’s Edwardian Imperial red brick and stone façade will remain intact, but the 92,000 square foot (8,550 square metre) space will house lavish suites, two bars, restaurants, a library, and entertaining room.
It will retain its iconic name as The Great Scotland Yard as homage to its rich history.
And you could call it home the next time you hop across the pond (if that happens to be in early 2017). That is, if you have an extra £10,000 ($15,570 USD) a night to burn.
The site was purchased in a £110 million deal involving UK property developer Galliard and one of India’s richest men, Yusuffali Kader.