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Scotland Yard prepares to open doors after £75m revamp

Great Scotland Yard has been converted into a luxury five-star hotel with rooms expecting to go for up to £10,000 a night.

A billionaire tycoon, Yusuff Ali, has completed the £75million makeover of the former HQ of the Metropolitan Police. His Abu Dhabibased company, Lulu Group International – whose annual turnover is £5.6billion, oversaw the renovation of the building into 153 rooms.

Great Scotland Yard was the home to the Metropolitan Police when it was formed in 1829. They moved to New Scotland Yard in 1890.

The history of the building hasn’t been lost in the renovation with several features giving a subtle nod to criminals of the past. Old police cells have been turned into meeting rooms and workspaces for rent and guests can use a secret Whiskey bar, a ballroom, a tea parlour and a restaurant.

The hotel is due to open this year and will be operated by the Hyatt Group as the UK’s first Unbound Collection hotel.

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