London - New and upcoming openings
Opening October 2017: New Road Hotel, Whitechapel, east London
With its “Everything you need, nothing you don’t” promise, New Road Hotel focuses on stylish stripped-back luxury. Owned by three brothers, the 80-bedroom boutique hotel has been built on the site of an old textile factory where their father once worked. The interiors reflect this heritage, and quirky touches include a rooftop Eco Shed and the Loft + Hot Tub room, with views of London’s skyline. The hotel’s restaurant is by Marco Pierre White, and other features include a fitness studio and social areas where guests can enjoy live music, games and a library.
Opening October 2017: The Pilgrm, Paddington
New design hotel The Pilgrm focuses on pared-back urban chic with a vintage touch. There is no lobby or reception desk – instead, guests will be able to check in online. The ground floor café will provide a welcome area, plus a lounge bar and dining room. Interiors showcase the building’s 200-year-old parquet flooring, as well as cast-iron radiators and a “cloud carpet”. The hotel’s 73 rooms come in four sizes: ‘bunk’ (two single beds), small, medium and large.
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Opening October 2017: Trafalgar St. James
This classic hotel overlooking Trafalgar Square –which has hosted the likes of Tom Cruise and Nicole Scherzinger – is unveiling its modern new look since joining the Curio Collection by Hilton. A “peer panel” of young Londoners – including lifestyle blogger Lucy Freedman and DJ Doug Marshall – were appointed during the project to give their perspective on everything from furnishings to menus. Trafalgar St. James now has 131 bedrooms, the Trafalgar Dining Rooms, an underground lounge, Biblio, and a 14-cover private dining room. The rooftop bar has great views of Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery.
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Opened September 2017: The Mandrake, Fitzrovia
Billed as one of central London’s hottest new hotels, this exotic boutique luxury setting (named after a mystical plant) has already hosted London Fashion Week parties. Five years in the making, The Mandrake’s 30 bedrooms and three suites frame a jungle-style inner courtyard of tropical plants. The interior design mixes opulent purples and reds with gold finishes, velvet, feathers, ornate chandeliers and striking artwork. The lavish Mandrake Suite and the Penthouse are sure to be Instagram favourites, the latter clad in white marble with a huge bed and a jacuzzi under a retractable roof. The hotel’s headline restaurant is Serge et le Phoque, by Michelin-starred chef Frédéric Peneau.
The Good Hotel at Newham’s Royal Docks, London
This unique hotel is London’s first floating hotel, and this feat of ingenuity takes full advantage of pure industrial design in a distinctive waterfront location. The 148-bedroom hotel is a not-for-profit business and aims to invest in the local community and encourage unemployed people back into work, while offering premium and luxury accommodation to guests. The hotel is to remain in London for five years.
Four Seasons Hotel London, Ten Trinity Square, London
Situated in the heart of London, the five-star Ten Trinity Square features just 100 rooms, including 11 luxurious and spacious suites, and is based in a historic building, once the headquarters of the Port of London Authority. This spring, the hotel will also see the addition of a lavish spa, designed to reflect the architecture of London’s Roman past. There will be eight treatment rooms, including a spacious Spa Suite for couples, a swimming pool, and a special Hammam Suite for steam treatments. The hotel offers an all-day restaurant, The Rotunda, and two destination restaurants, including the first British restaurant by chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the only current French female chef to hold three Michelin stars.
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The Lalit London Hotel, London
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, whose 11-strong portfolio has set new standards for luxury and service in India, has chosen London as the site for its first overseas property. Blending the best of Indian culture, hospitality and cuisine with the finest Victorian architecture, the £50million five-star The Lalit London is located in a Grade II-Listed property originally designed by Edward Mountford, the architect of the Old Bailey – the architecturally stunning building of the Criminal Crown Court in London.
First quarter 2017: Nobu Hotel, Shoreditch, London
Master sushi chef, Nobu Matsuhisa, is planning his first European hotel, the Willow Street Hotel in London’s Shoreditch. The new hotel will house 150 bedrooms and a statement restaurant: a dramatic five-metre high space in the basement. As with all Nobu properties, the design will reflect both the city of origin, as well as Nobu Hospitality’s signature East-meets-West philosophy, featuring banqueting and meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and modern amenities combined with superior service.
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May 2017: The Ned, City of London
The former Grade I listed Midland Bank headquarters is being turned into a new five-star hotel, The Ned. Redesigned with the glamour of a 1930s transatlantic ocean liner as inspiration, the hotel will have 252 suites, a rooftop bar with landscaped terraces, a health spa, a gym, and a range of restaurants and cafes, including a New York-style deli, Parisian café, Grill Room and a brand of Cecconi’s, the Soho House favourite.
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May 2017: Dorsett City, Aldgate, London
Set within a 13-storey building, formerly called The Matrix, this new hotel next to Aldgate tube station will have two restaurants, a bar and 1,600 square feet of meeting space. The hotel will feature 267 guestrooms and suites, a rooftop bar, and a fitness centre. The hotel will bring two popular restaurant concepts from west to east London for the first time, with the opening on Shikumen and VQ (Vingt-Quatre).
June 2017: The Curtain Hotel and Private Members’ Club, Shoreditch, London
Due to open in Shoreditch in June, The Curtain Hotel and Members’ Club is launching as the London home for creative entrepreneurs. Centred on 120 guestrooms, including six suites, there is a rooftop pool and lounge, 24-hour fitness centre, treatment rooms, co-working space and 6,000 square feet of event space, including a ballroom and a screening room. The hotel will feature top New York city chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant. Marcus will also open an all-day taqueria and bar on the ground floor of the hotel.
Autumn 2017: Roomzzz, Stratford, London
Aparthotel company Roomzzz is opening its first luxury London hotel, made up of 87 sumptuous apartments, including several studio and suite sizes – all designed in boutique hotel style. Westfield Shopping Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Stratford tube station are all within walking distance. Roomzzz already has branches in Chester, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham.
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TBC 2017: Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus, London
The landmark Trocadero, a huge Edwardian Grade II listed building ideally located near to Piccadilly Circus, is to become the West End’s biggest budget hotel, turning the building into the 583-room three-star Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus hotel, complete with on-site bar. The new design reflects the history of the area “with a hint of humour perfectly matching the electric eccentricity of the Trocadero”. There will be a family suite that sleeps up to four people, complete with children’s TV channels, as well as a kids’ area in the lobby, plus cots, bottle warmers and high chairs.
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TBC 2017: Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel, Stratford, London
This 150-room hotel will occupy the seven lower levels of the 42-storey Manhattan Loft Gardens development. Above the hotel is a 34-storey residential tower where guests and residents share the use of communal spaces including the lobby, leisure facilities, swimming pool, spa facilities, as well as an external roof garden that overlooks the Olympic Park. Its three ‘sky gardens’ ensure that residents are never more than nine stories from an outdoor space.