Developer seeks firm to work on David Chipperfield-designed transformation for Mayfair building

US embassy hotel online

Qatari Diar will begin hunting in late summer for a main contractor for its David Chipperfield-designed scheme to transform the US Embassy in London’s Mayfair into a luxury hotel, Building has learned.

Embassy staff are expected to move to their new home in the Nine Elms area of Battersea, south of the Thames, in August.

Qatari Diar confirmed it is in the process of procuring contractors for the demolition and enabling works phases, which will kick off the revamp of the Eero Saarinen grade II-listed building into the 137-bed hotel.