Bulgari Hotel and Resorts is to open a new hotel near Knightsbridge in London, UK.

The hotel, which is expected to open in 2012, will be the third property for the Italy-based company after launching properties in Milan, Italy, and Bali, Indonesia.

The London hotel will be designed by Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel & Partners, and Squire and Partners.

The hotel will feature 85 rooms, seven 655m² suites, a ballroom, a private cinema and a 6,561m² spa and fitness centre, which contains a 25m indoor pool.