David Chipperfield Architects has been selected to design a new luxury five-star hotel on the site of the Café Royal on London's Regent Street.
The new 25,000m², 160-room hotel will occupy the entire southern Quadrant block of Regent Street, which overlooks Piccadilly Circus.
The project to restore the Café Royal will mean 'carefully renovating' the listed interiors of the Café Royal which include the marble entrance hall, the grill room and domino room, said the architects.
The restoration work will also include converting five historic, large VIP suites, including one beneath the copper dome at the apex of Piccadilly Circus and Glasshouse Street.
The hotel is owned by Israeli property group The Alrov Group.
Construction on the project is expected to begin in summer 2009 and conclude before 2012.