Developer: Commonwealth Hospitality Limited
Architect: Bregman Hamann Architects
The hotel was built in 1972 and 1973 and was originally the Downtown London Holiday Inn.
As part of the London City Centre Project it is a reinforced concrete structure constructed over a two level subgrade parking garage.
The difficult soil conditions and the high ground water table combined to present some special foundation dewatering and construction problems all of which had to be considered in the initial structural design stages.