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August 31, 2011 at 11:42 AM
All good things must come to an end but normally if they’re hotels, we expect them to last longer than a year.
So it’s with sadness that we read that Hotel Verta, the swanky Battersea property by the London heliport, has been put up for sale.
Although its future looked a little shaky in April, when Von Essen went into administration, the fact that the Verta was retained by Von Essen’s founder, Andrew Davis, gave us a little hope.
But now, Eat Out says that it’s been listed for sale. According to Christie & Co, which is handling the sale:
Its situation near the London Heliport, its views over the Thames and its commitment to style and luxury make Hotel Verta one of the unique hotel experiences in the capital.
True – with fulsome reviews, gadgets galore and a James Bondy location with the heliport, it seemed just the kind of place we’d like to stay – but we guess Battersea just isn’t sexy enough. It may not be physically very far from the center of things – a quick bus or train ride away from Victoria – but, mentally, it is.
You know what would totally change that, though? A boat shuttle to Embankment or Chelsea Harbour, just across the river. Then the place would be rocking. You’re welcome, potential buyers.
Meanwhile, according to the website, the hotel is operating as normal.
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