Vinci Construction has been awarded a £60m contract to renovate the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel in London.
The firm, which will be working under the Plendi brand for the first time, will renovate all public areas and rooms in the landmark hotel.
Overlooking Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, the Mandarin Oriental consists of 167 luxury rooms, 26 suites, and an assortment of public areas, meeting venues, and destination restaurants such as Bar Boulud, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, and the Rosebery coffee lounge.
The refurbishment, which will cover 120,000 square feet, will take place during two phases, each of which will last nine months.The first phase will cover all rooms in the wing facing Knightsbridge while the rooms overlooking Hyde Park will be part of phase two. Two massive penthouse suites will also be constructed as an extension on the ninth floor roof. Each one will have floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the park.