The construction of the original building, designed by E. Keynes Purchase in association with Durward Brown, was completed in 1923. It was built to house the headquarters of a successful army banking agency, in keeping with John Nash's Regent Street development plan. Stroll through this exclusive London neighbourhood to discover the architect’s impressive legacy of stately listed buildings, high-end retailers and gentlemen’s clubs.
Over the years, Cox and Company became Cox’s and King’s, and was later taken over by Lloyds Bank. The building remained in the hands of bankers until Sofitel saw its hidden potential and transformed it into a 125,000 sq ft luxury 5-star hotel in 2002.
Today, the original neoclassical features hold on to the hotel’s illustrious past. Innovative design and modern luxuries keep it looking towards the future.