One of the oldest cinemas in London decided to turn into a luxury hotel with a spa. City officials welcome this innovation and advocates reject architecture.
Cinema “Odeon” located on Leicester Square in the West End. His plan to convert to a ten-hotel. By the way, it also will have a cinema.
Westminster Council city deputies support these changes. Representative of the department said the new hotel will create 400 new jobs and revitalize the appearance Leicester Square. “I think the hotel would be a great addition to the spiritual home of British show business and cinema,” – said the deputy head of the board of Robert Davis.
“Odeon” was opened back in 1930. Currently, however, most of the cinema building empty and needs to be repaired. Dzhasminder Singh, CEO Edwardian Group, which will built in and said that this is good news for the whole of the West End, which will be a modern hotel that meets the needs of both tourists and locals.
But in “English Heritage” – Commission on historic buildings and monuments UK – unhappy upcoming changes. According to members of the organization, these changes will hurt “architectural and historical character, appearance and significance of Leicester Square.”