Armani is planning to transform Admiralty Arch into a hotel.
The name Armani usually pertains to high end clothing and accessories.
Well the upscale fashion giant will be transforming an iconic landmark in London, Admiralty Arch into a luxury hotel.
Armani plans to open a resort inside of the establishment costing more than $150 million. The government had leased the building to developers led by a Spanish entrepreneur, who claims the features of the 100-year-old building will be thoroughly preserved to maintain a piece of history.
However the arch would need major renovation. It is expected that rooms will be available in late 2015.
A Cabinet Office authority states “The restoration project that will see Admiralty Arch turned into a publicly accessible landmark hotel is still in the early planning stage.”
Designed by English architect, Sir Aston Webb, The Admiralty Arch was completed around 1911. The current design includes five arches and the center one can allow for vehicular and horse traffic for ceremonial purposes.
A Latin inscription on one side of the structure pays tribute to Queen Victoria.