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von Essen hotels announce handover from Weston Homes of Hotel Verta development

von Essen hotels announce handover from Weston Homes of Hotel Verta development part of London’s Vertical Gatewayvon Essen hotels are delighted to announce the handover from Weston Homes of the Hotel Verta development and the new London Heliport terminal, both forming London’s Vertical Gateway.

The new hotel, von Essen’s first in London, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2010 following a classic fit out combining timeless elegance with modernity. Hotel Verta forms part of the £150 million Bridges Wharf development and will be the first integrated hotel heliport solution in Europe.

The Bridges Wharf development has already won ‘Best International High Rise Architecture Award’ at the Daily Mail International property Awards which took place in November 2009.

The 70 bedrooms, many of which are river facing will offer modern, cutting edge facilities as part of a hotel with a subterranean Spa, restaurant and bar with underground parking and 24 hour concierge service.

The opening of Hotel Verta coincides with the regeneration of the Thames riverfront and the hotel is expected to create circa 100 new jobs. Hotel Verta as part of the London Heliport complex is leading this investment in the fast changing metropolitan skyline. Hotel Verta is being unveiled to coincide with the golden years of the heliport- London’s only commercial heliport. With the forthcoming Olympic Games the heliport’s profile is set to be raised dramatically.


Hotel Verta is von Essen’s 30th hotel and is part of the Metropolitan Set, one of five sets within the collection of hotels. The hotel will also be von Essen’s biggest hotel by room numbers.

Says Andrew Davis, chairman of von Essen hotels stated “we announce an important step in our continued growth with a new London hotel opening this year adjoined to the London Heliport. Hotel Verta along with the new heliport signals a design-led solution, offering cutting edge facilities and creating the ultimate in convenience for both our business and leisure guests. This goes hand-in-hand with our extensive investment programme across von Essen hotels”.