The Wellesley, the famous London jazz venue, is to be converted into the city’s first six-star hotel, according to its new owners. The hotel will have just 36 rooms — each with a dedicated butler service — including a suite occupying the entire top floor of the building when it opens in Knightsbridge in two years. The basement previously housed Pizza on the Park, which closed in the summer after three decades featuring jazz greats such as George Melly, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine. Khalid Affara, managing director of developers Arab Investments – the company behind The Wellesley’s redevelopment - said: “This will be to a better standard than all the five-star hotels in London. It will be like the first-class compartment of a plane, everyone will be the same sort of calibre of person.”