Fire breaks out at London's five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel
The fire comes days after it was announced that a "multi-million pound restoration" of the 115-year-old Knightsbridge property had been completed
A fire has broken out at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel in the UK.
Social media users shared images of a fire in central London, which was later confirmed to have started at the Knightsbridge hotel.
International outlets are reporting that 120 firefighters are battling the blaze, the cause of which is yet unknown.
Last week, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced the completion of a "multi-million pound restoration" of the facility, designed as the "most extensive" exercise of its kind carried out for the 115-year-old hotel.
In a tweet following, the hotel group said it would provide updates once it had "more information to share".
Additionally, the UAE's Eagle Hills is developing what will be Oman's first Mandarin Oriental property, due to open in 2021.
The Mandarin Oriental fire in London follows the Grenfell Tower blaze that broke out almost exactly a year ago, in the aftermath of which, questions were raised about fire safety in the UK.
At the time, multiple victims and eyewitnesses reported failings in Grenfell's fire alarm system and the rapid spread of the fire up the building’s cladding.