What happened to US embassy in Grosvenor Square?

Multiplex has landed the contract to turn the Grade II-listed former US Embassy in central London’s Mayfair into a luxury retail destination and hotel. Developer Qatari Diar announced the appointment today when it renamed the building at 30 Grosvenor Square as The Chancery Rosewood.

What happened to the American embassy in London?

Ground was broken on 13 November 2013, and the building opened to the public on 13 December 2017. US President Donald Trump had been expected to visit in February 2018 to undertake the official opening of the new embassy but, in January 2018, announced he would not make the trip.

Does Grosvenor Square still exist?

Grosvenor Square /ˈɡroʊvnər/ is a large garden square in the Mayfair district of London. It is the centrepiece of the Mayfair property of the Duke of Westminster, and takes its name from the surname “Grosvenor”. It was developed for fashionable residences in the 18th century.

Who owns the American embassy in London?

The building itself was never owned outright by the United States. It owned a 999-year leasehold, but the freehold is owned by Grosvenor Estates.

Where does the U.S. Ambassador live in London?

Winfield House
A map of Regent’s Park shows Winfield House – the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Court of St. James’s – occupying twelve and a half acres on the northwest side.

Do people live in the U.S. Embassy?

In some countries, American staff may live on the embassy compound, but they frequently live in apartments or houses in the host city. The ambassador’s residence is often used for official functions, and its public areas are often decorated with American art on loan from museums.

Where does the U.S. ambassador live in London?

Who owns Grosvenor Square?

Hugh Grosvenor, 7th
Belgrave Square, Belgravia, one of the most prestigious addresses within the Grosvenor Estate….Grosvenor Group.

Type Family-owned private limited company
Total assets US$63.7 billion (2017)
Owner Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster, and family
Number of employees 10,800 (2016)
Parent Grosvenor Estate

What does the Duke of Westminster own?

Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, owns Mayfair and Park Lane. And in true Monopoly style this makes him one of the richest men in Britain.