The Old War Office, the Grade 2 listed building in which Winston Churchill made many of the most important decisions of World War 2, is to be turned into a luxury hotel. It was sold in 2014 and will open in 2022 as a hotel in partnership between Raffles (their first venture in Europe) and the Hinduja Group. Acclaimed French chef, Mauro Colagreco (who runs France’s three-Michelin-starred Mirazur in Menton) will help create a brasserie, a chef's table and a fine dining restaurant at this 125 bedroom property.
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Italian-Argentine megachef Mauro Colagreco, of Mirazur on the French Riviera, is the star gastronomic attraction of the late-2022 launch of the Raffles hotel and apartment complex, emerging from the Edwardian baroque shell of the Old War Office building opposite Whitehall Palace, owned since 2014 by the Hinduja Group. In all, there will be 11 restaurants and two bars on the sprawling site, with Colagreco responsible for ‘a brasserie with a twist, a fine-dining restaurant and an avant-garde private chef’s table’.
The Old War Office – the Grade II listed building in which Winston Churchill made many of the most important decisions of World War II – was sold in 2014 to the Hinduja Group and will open in 2022 as a luxury, 125-bedroom hotel (and apartments). The hotel will be run in partnership with Raffles (their first venture in Europe) and it is fair to assume a pretty ambitious level will be set for the nine restaurants and bars it will house.
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