Dozens of London firefighters are attending a major fire at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel near Hyde Park in the wealthy borough of Knightsbridge.
The inferno comes just weeks after the luxury hotel completed an extensive $250 million renovation. Roads have been closed as emergency services deal with the disaster.
Police said the hotel was evacuated and it was not yet known whether there had been any injuries. Twenty fire engines and 120 firefighters are currently at the scene trying to extinguish the blaze.
The luxury five star hotel has recently undergone a £185 million refurbishment, including new bedrooms, public areas, restaurants and a spa. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
The hotel is often visited by the Royal family despite Buckingham Palace being just minutes away. In 2011 the Queen hosted an event @ the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for foreign and British royalty on the night before her grandson, Prince William, got married.
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