Actor and hotel owner Robert De Niro, together with Ira Drukier and Richard Born - the team behind celebrity favourite The Greenwich Hotel in New York - have their sights set on their first hotel outside of the US. Plans for the 83-room luxury boutique hotel, The Wellington Hotel in Covent Garden, include a spa, two restaurants, a deli/cafe and a members' club, all built around a central courtyard conservatory. Bounded by Wellington Street, Tavistock Street, Burleigh Street and Exeter Street, The Wellington Hotel will rejuvenate a whole block, spanning six buildings, three of which are Grade II Listed. Historic facades will be retained and incorporated into the new hotel to create a new space, as successfully implemented at The Greenwich Hotel in New York - "popular among celebrities for its hipster aesthetic and luxury facilities" (Telegraph).