Dexter Moren Associates have submitted plans to Tower Hamlets for a new 220-bed boutique hotel to be built on Whitechapel Road. The project will be the flagship for Urban Villa, a design led ‘extended stay’ hotel with ambitious plans to roll out across the UK. The Urban Villa concept combines the spacious qualities of four star luxury hotel rooms with an edgy, Manhattan loft interior style. As well as boasting some spectacular roof terraces the Whitechapel hotel will host a roof top restaurant. The project is a joint venture between Union Hanover Securities & Southern Grove, with design developed in partnership with Grzywinksi+Pons.