UK: Marking the first international outpost for the German-based brand, AMANO will launch on Covent Garden’s Drury Lane in spring next year.
The AMANO Group currently has eight hotels in Berlin, one in Munich and one in Düsseldorf.
Housed in a 1980s office building known as Drury House, the 141-room Covent Garden hotel will be the first of multiple sites set to open in London. It will feature a basement bar, restaurant, and sky bar and rooftop terrace.
In November last year, Leumi Bank signed a £49 million development loan to Manex Properties to fund the conversion of Drury House. Architect and interior designer Woods Bagot led the transformation.
Co-founder of The AMANO Group, Ariel Schiff, said: “As a Berlin-based company, opening our first international property in London was always a natural step for us. Like Berlin, London is a dynamic city known for its thriving nightlife and multicultural community. We felt the spirit of the AMANO brand would blend in well here. We’re excited to offer guests a unique hotel and leisure experience, bringing a taste of Berlin to London.”
An AMANO hotel in Leipzig is currently under construction, with three more properties in Hamburg and Munich in the planning stages.