Actor Robert De Niro to open luxury hotel in Covent Garden

The hotel will open in London's Covent Garden. Credit: PA

American actor Robert De Niro has been granted planning permission to open a hotel in London's Covent Garden.

Westminster City Council rubber stamped the application for the boutique Wellington Hotel.

73-year-old, De Niro, already owns the luxury Greenwich Hotel in downtown Manhattan in New York. The five-star hotel attracts an A-List clientele including Heidi Klum, Reese Witherspoon, Lea Michele and Bradley Cooper.

De Niro's five-star hotel in New York attracts an A-List clientele Credit: PA

Speaking to The Caterer in May, the Goodfellas actor spoke of wanting to expand on his hospitality business, bringing it to the capital:

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

- ROBERT DE NIRO, SPEAKING TO THE CATERER