Finchatton has topped out its highly-anticipated Twenty Grosvenor Square project with a flourish, confirming a rumoured tie-up with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
A suite of landmark developments are in the making on Mayfair’s best-known square, and the transformation of the prominent former US Naval HQ is delivering 37 apartments and penthouses, with prices ranging from £4m for a one-bed to £35m for a five-bed (the penthouses are POA).
Finchatton co-founders Alex Michelin and Andrew Dunn (above) took to the roof with Michael and Henry Squire of architects Squire and Partners to mark the milestone, and picked the moment to announce some big news about who would be operating the luxury scheme…
As it happens, Twenty Grosvenor Square will be the first stand-alone resi building in Europe to join the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts portfolio, which means its residents will be treated like the guests of the world’s most famous five-star hotels.
Fifty-five years since the very first Four Seasons opened its doors in Toronto, the Canadian firm has gone on to turn the luxury hospitality sector on its head, and now operates in 99 top-end locations.
This bar-raising tie-up with the brand promises “effortless, hotel-style living” with “world-class service and amenities” including a 25-metre pool, additional vitality pool and spa, plus a gym, cinema and secure parking.
Finchatton and the Abu Dhabi Investment Council bought the building off a consortium headed by entrepreneur Richard Caring in 2013, paying a cool £250m. Established as a military HQ by Dwight Eisenhower during WWII, all 180,000 square feet had been employed as offices right up until 2009.
Completion is slated for Q2 2018.