While quarantine and the battle against the pandemic had curtailed international visitors to London, the hotel scene was far from dormant. Several new hotels have opened in the capital over the last year, and others are in the pipeline for development.
While some visitors may prefer to stay in established and favourite hotels such as The Standard, we have a look at three new offerings for luxury stays in London.
This international hotel brand and restaurant is located in the heart of Marylebone. The 249 rooms have a Japandi sense of serenity, with neutral colour schemes of taupe, grey, and beige, with natural woods and black and white line drawings filling out the decor.
There is an emphasis on wellness with special bespoke treatments unique to the property, visiting experts and Nobu Pilates, a blend of classic Pilates and high-intensity training.
After taking over and refurbishing the former Curtain Hotel, the Mondrian brand has opened in edgy east London’s Shoreditch. The 120 rooms are minimalist, a mix of white brick walls, neutral colour schemes and contemporary furniture. The common areas feature a display of vibrant colours and cutting edge interior design.
Visit for the private membership Curtain Club and its restaurant Altitude, rooftop pool and Design Studio co-working space. It’s also the site of Bibo Shoreditch, Michelin three-star Andalusian chef Dani Garcia’s first foray into London.
Less intimate than the previous offerings, this 350 room hotel is due to open in September near Leicester Square in the West End. Despite its scale, the design evokes a cosy, residential feel, complete with neutral beige tones and contemporary furniture.
The highlight is the 2153 square foot Tower Penthouse Suite, a duplex with floor to ceiling windows unveiling a panoramic view of the city. If you take the penthouse, you also receive certain amenities such as a guaranteed table at the hotel’s six restaurants, a secret VIP entrance, silk pyjamas and an in-room mixologist.