Meliá confirms no injuries when London hotel development caught fire

Spanish-based hotel and resort operator, Meliá International, says no one was injured when the roof of its central London hotel construction site caught on fire yesterday morning (14 June).
In a statement, the company said there was a “fire in the roof of the building, controlled but not extinguished yet, causing no personal injuries”. Pending a final assessment, the extent of the material damage is unknown.
ME London in Holborn, the sixth ‘experience-based’ personality hotel to the ME Hotels brand and its second London hotel, is due for completion in 2012 and is being built on the former site of the City Band building. The architect assigned the task of designing the new hotel is Briton Sir Norman Foster. 
“Meliá Hotels International is grateful to the London Fire Brigade for its diligence and responsibility in extinguishing the fire, preventing it spreading to the rest of the building and, above all, avoiding injuries,” said the statement.  
“The building work, with the full-risk insurance coverage, will be restarted as soon as possible.”

The 173-room property is in the final stage of construction and is set to open in 2012 prior to the city’s Olympic Games.

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