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Hollywood actor Robert De Niro plans new 83-room luxury boutique hotel in Covent Garden

Robert De Niro plans 83-room luxury Covent Garden hotel. Credit: PA

Hollywood Actor Robert De Niro is planning on a new 83-room luxury boutique hotel in Covent Garden.

He has submitted a planning application to Westminster City Council for a new 83-room luxury boutique hotel in London's Covent Garden.

London is one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

It makes perfect sense to develop a hotel that represents all of that in the heart of this city in Covent Garden.

The Wellington Hotel would honour the heritage of the area, while bringing the best of what we've done in New York to London.

– Robert De Niro

According to AOL, it would see boutique hotel pioneers De Niro, Ira Drukier and Richard Born, the team behind the internationally renowned The Greenwich Hotel in New York's Tribeca district, open their first hotel outside of the US, The Wellington Hotel.