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