Last updated: 01:00 PM ET, Fri August 19 2016

Robert De Niro Wins Approval for New Luxury Hotel in London

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | August 19, 2016

Robert De Niro Wins Approval for New Luxury Hotel in London

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Robert De Niro and BD Hotels are moving forward with plans for their 83-room Wellington Hotel in London after receiving approval from the Westminster Council.

The Associated Press reported the council has given De Niro and company the green light to construct the luxury property in London's Covent Garden area.

The hotel, which is scheduled to open in 2019, will feature a spa, on-site restaurant, retail shopping space and a private members' club. The property will occupy as many as half of a dozen historic buildings in the Covent Garden district.

According to De Niro, the hotel will "honor the heritage of the area, while bringing the best of what we've done in New York to London."

READ MORE: Robert De Niro's Nobu Hotel Manila Named Worst Luxury Opening of 2015

Although the approval is good news for De Niro and his team, the beloved actor will be under pressure to deliver in wake of a recent flop.

In December, members-only group Luxury Travel Intelligence named the five-star Nobu Hotel Manila — co-owned by De Niro — the worst luxury opening of 2015.

In addition to Nobu Hotel Manila, De Niro helped conceive New York's Greenwich Hotel. The five-star hotel, which opened in 2008, features 88 rooms and amenities similar to those that will be available at the London property.

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