Penta, a group formed by five major airlines, built the Kensington Forum Hotel between 1971 and 1972. It was later renamed the London Forum and is now known as the Kensington Forum. Penta had considered proposals to open a mega-hotel of much greater height and mass than the hotel that stands today.
The hotel building is 28 storeys high, has 906 rooms, and was designed by Richard Seifert.
The building is outdated in style; which is proving costly to maintain and operate.
The hotel owners are now considering two approaches; to upgrade the existing building, or to start again, both of these options have merits and disadvantages. For more information on these options please see the exhibitions boards available to download here.
This is the beginning of a long process that will require the cooperation and collaboration of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Councillors, Planning Officers and Local Residents.