First look at designs for £500 million London hotel from chain favoured by royals

These are the first images of what is set to be one of the most exclusive hotels ever built in London at an estimated cost of £500 million.

The planning application for the Cheval Blanc hotel in Mayfair reveals for the first time the lavish facilities that have drawn royals such as Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge and A-listers including Jay Z and Beyoncé to its sister destinations in the world’s elite resorts.