Morgans growing Hudson brand in London

Morgans Hotel Group Co. announced that it has entered into a 20-year management agreement for a 200-room property in London under its Hudson lifestyle brand.

Hudson London is scheduled to open in early 2015. Neither the developer, the site of the hotel in London nor whether the property is a new-build or conversion have been disclosed.

“Hudson is our gateway brand, offering guests a unique and social experience, in a creative, unexpected environment.  We are looking forward to bringing the spirit of our celebrated New York property to a global stage, and elevating Hudson into a truly international brand,” said Michael Gross, Morgans Hotel Group CEO.

The announcement of the second Hudson-branded property with the renovation of the original Hudson location in New York City, where Morgans is based. The updates, which are ongoing, began with a redo of the hotel’s 834 guestrooms, including new furnishings as well as upgraded technology and lighting. The redesign is a collaboration between the Morgans Hotel Group design team and design group Rottet Studio. Morgans said it has spent US$30 million on the renovation, which will also include a European-style restaurant concept and transitional indoor/outdoor space.