The Hospital Club, the hip private members' club, exhibition gallery and popular hangout for creative industry types, also has 15 bedrooms - available to both members and non-members. Rooms ranging from small to suites are designed by Russell Sage Studios and curated by fifteen emerging contemporary artists giving each a unique character. All come with rainforest showers, REN toiletries, Roberts radios, original artwork and a cocktail trolley service. With small rooms offering an affordable place to crash if you've missed the last tube home and suites expanding into adjoining rooms via interconnecting doors, there's something to suite all requirements, from rock stars to press junkets.
New Hotels in London 2015
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Open January 2015
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HQ
Open 9th March 2015
136-144 City Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 2RL
Tube: Chancery Lane Station
Z Hotels, the boutique-budget hotel group which offers out-of-town prices in city central locations in London, Liverpool and Glasgow opens its sixth property in London's Shoreditch in 2015. It will be the fourth hotel for the group in London, adding to existing hotels Z Soho, Z Victoria and Z Piccadilly which launched in summer 2014. The 107-bedroom Z Shoreditch hotel is housed within a former office building in The Bower, a new mixed-use 320,000 square foot development in the Old Street area close to Shoreditch Grind and Silicon roundabout. The development includes a restaurant set within landscaped public spaces, Gymbox on Old Street, and retail units. As well as compact, pocket friendly rooms which are ideal for a night or two, the Z hotel offers creature comforts like free Wi-Fi, 40in LED high-definition TVs with Sky Sports and Sky Movies, power showers in en suite wet rooms, organic fibre beds from the Natural Mat company and lambs' wool duvets.
Open 19th April 2015
12 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6BX
Tube: Liverpool Street Station
Batty Langley's is the newest venture from Peter McKay and Douglas Blain, the duo behind romantic, boutique hotels Hazlitt's in Soho and The Rookery in Clerkenwell. More than a decade in the making, the Spitalfields hotel is modelled on genuine antique furniture and fittings to match the Georgian period. Following the advice of the woman the hotel is named after, landscape designer and architect Batty Langley, the house is styled "in the most Grand Taste". Spacious ground floor rooms, including a parlour, tapestry room and library, are decorated with 3,500 books dotted around. One room has a huge marble bath, another a vast Victorian bathing machine complete with shower and body spray. Freestanding cast iron roll top baths, bathing machines and walk-in showers abound. Best summed up as a "return to Georgian life with the comforts of the 21st century".
Open 21st April 2015
151 City Road, Hoxton, London, EC1V 1JH
Tube: Old Street Station
One of two new hotels from the Montcalm group to open in 2014/2015, the M by Montcalm at 151 City Road, close to Old Street roundabout and opposite the Moorfields Eye Hospital, is part of a cluster of towers beginning to form on City Road. The building housing the 269-room hotel has the ignominious honour of being nominated for the 2015 Carbuncle Cup as "one of the most aggressive buildings in London". Its acutely triangular shape and glass mirror-and-steel structure is certainly hard to ignore. And it's not just the outside of the building that's space age. Inside there's the latest gadgetry, including rain showers, Bose speakers and tablet-controlled thermostat and lighting. There's a conference floor, event space and two restaurants to choose from - Tonic & Remedy, the apothecary themed ground floor restaurant and cocktail bar - and a soon to open restaurant on the 17th floor. When you want to relax, head to the Versace tiled swimming pool and spa in the basement, chill out in the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi or work up a sweat in the fitness centre. The Montcalm already operates The Montcalm at The Brewery London City with the London City Suites By Montcalm nearby, and The Montcalm London Marble Arch with The Marble Arch By Montcalm London just a stone's throw away. M by Montcalm Shoreditch joins a second new Montcalm hotel, The Royal London House By Montcalm in Finsbury Square.
Open 15th July 2015
Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA
Tube: Hyde Park Corner Station
In December 2013 they sold off everything at The Lanesborough - from the Schimmel Empire grand pianos to the Crystal column chandeliers - to make way for the fully refurbished hotel, re-launched under the Oetker Collection which owns eight other luxury hotels worldwide. The property across from Hyde Park, used as hospital for more than a century, became a luxury hotel in 1991 and in summer 2015 the results of The Lanesborough's 18-month closure are revealed. The upgrade was led by the late interior designer Alberto Pinto who passed away before the project's completion and his vision of a contemporary update of the opulent landmark remains as his legacy. Improvements include new custom furnishings and artworks, as well as keyless technology in the 93 guest rooms and suites while the spa and various dining options have been completely refurbished.
Open 14th August 2015
28-30 Seymour Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 7JB
Tube: Marble Arch Station
Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyon's Zetter Group - which owns the Zetter and Zetter Townhouse, famous for their eccentric interiors and cool cocktails - opens Zetter Marylebone, a new hotel on Seymour Street in Marylebone in 2015. The 6 storey 24 bedroom Georgian townhouse hotel will have interiors by Russell Sage Studios, a spectacular suite on the top floor and what will not doubt become a destination cocktail bar. The ground floor Georgian drawing room, called Seymour's Parlour, is open for breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails concocted by Tony Conigliaro with menus by celebrated French chef Bruno Loubet. The brand new building houses 21 bedrooms, 2 studio suites, and a spectacular rooftop apartment, complete with private staircase and a large roof terrace with an alfresco roll top bath. While the original Zetter was home to fictional hostess Wilhelmina, who travelled the world collecting art and curios for her London home, the latest addition to the Zetter family is the home of wicked uncle Seymour. We can't wait to meet him.
Open August 2015
8 Pembridge Gardens, Notting Hill, London, W2 4DU
Taking its name from Rhaune Laslett, organiser of the original Notting Hill Festival, now the renowned Carnival, The Laslett occupies five Victorian stucco townhouses on Pembridge Gardens. With surprisingly few boutique hotels in Notting Hill, The Laslett fills that gap with a library filled with art and design books, curated art works and a shop. Refuel at The Henderson Bar where Workshop coffee is served and Sally Clarke, well known chef/owner of Clarke's on nearby Kensington Church Street, does the food. The 51 bedrooms - designed to look like a "stylish friend's townhouse" - are equally stylish, featuring modern furniture, proper blankets, locally-sourced antiques, original artwork and Neal's Yard Remedies toiletries. With model Laura Bailey and designer Alice Temperley at a preview evening, The Lastlett is a local boutique hotel befitting its Notting Hill location - it's got style in spades.
Open August 2015
Holland Walk, Holland Park, London, W8 7QU
Tube: Holland Park Station
Safestay, the hotel group which rejuvenated the London hostel concept and the former Labour Party HQ in Elephant and Castle, has worked the same magic on this Holland Park hostel. Located in beautiful leafy Holland Park - where Opera Holland Park is staged each summer - and housed (partly) in a Grade I-listed Jacobean building with a 1950s extension for the other part, Safestay Holland Park is ideal for budget conscious travellers. Mixing the old with the new, the building's history is brought up to date with quirky design touches - the ceiling of the lobby in the listed East Wing is embellished with used paint pots hanging upside down and clusters of light bulbs hang over the communal wooden tables of the ground floor bar where breakfast is served. Head to the 1950s extension and you'll find retro '50s era furniture, graphic wallpaper and advertising posters. If you can find somewhere more stylish on this budget in such close proximity to both High Street Kensington and Notting Hill, we want to know about it. As for the gorgeous Holland Park location - it can't be bettered.
Open September 2015
Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0UG
Tube: Southwark Station
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built height restricted hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ballroom with capacity for 700 guests. This is the closest five star hotel to the Tate Modern so visitors who are interested in art can enjoy the short stroll to the gallery - while easy access to Southwark underground station offers easy access to the tube network. This space, adjacent to the NEO Bankside development of luxury apartments, was originally going to be a dual purpose build under the Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites brands. However the plans changed and the much larger Hilton Southbank hotel was the result with its 31 suites, executive lounge, plus a restaurant, bar and cafe and more than 1,000 square metres of meeting space. The building has been designed by Dexter Moren Architects and features a split level design with one half of the building lower than the other to give two adjoining forms, linked by a glazed entrance and inner lightwell. The facade combines brick, metal and glass with retail outlets located along the hotel's frontage at street level. Work started on the project in 2010 and a 'topping out' ceremony was held on the roof of the hotel in June 2014 ahead of an anticipated summer 2015 opening.
335-337 Old Street, Hoxton, London, EC1V 9LL
Tube: Old Street Station
The Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, one of the finest Edwardian civic buildings in London, located in the heart of Shoreditch opposite the old Shoreditch Town Hall becomes a 4 star boutique hotel with a rooftop bar. The Old Street Courthouse Hotel has 128 guest rooms, a mix of new rooms and restoration of existing spaces, suites and function areas. A new build block adjacent to the original building includes a variety of bedrooms and a basement area with a gym, swimming pool, bowling alley and a cinema room as well as space available for functions. The property, originally housing two court rooms was run as a live courthouse for almost a century from 1903 until 1996. The development, undertaken by McAleer and Rushe and Architects Goddard Manton, is described by the company as a "boutique hotel that will be styled to fit with the new modern art and media image" while ensuring the special heritage of the landmark Baroque-style Grade II listed property is preserved.
Hayes Gate House, 27 Uxbridge Road, London, UB4 0JN
Tube: Northolt Station
The UK's first Hyatt Place hotel, the 170-bedroom Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes, aims to "cater for the multitasking traveller with a 24/7 lifestyle" with an open food market offering made-to-order meals and snacks available around the clock, free Wi-Fi, and a well-equipped fitness centre. Located in Hayes, less than 15 minutes from London Heathrow Airport, the hotel is sure to attract travellers visiting London via this busy transport hub which welcomed more than 70 million passengers in 2012. In addition to the guestrooms, the hotel has 1,809 square feet (168 square meters) of meeting space and is conveniently located for businesses in and around Hayes and Hillingdon including Stockley Park Business Park and Brunel University. It may be the first Hyatt Place hotel in the UK but it's the fourth Hyatt-branded hotel in the region, alongside Andaz Liverpool Street London, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill and Hyatt Regency Birmingham.
The Highway, Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 2BU
To the north of the historic Tobacco Dock, fronting The Highway between Chigwell Hill and Wapping Lane, the Tobacco Dock Hotel will include 242 fully serviced hotel rooms and 63 apartments, a hotel bar, restaurant and cafe facing a publicly accessible piazza. Working with international developers Al Mubaraka, Dexter Moren Associates' design features a dramatic six storey entrance atrium and uses materials in keeping with the history of the site - traditional brick detailing, metal windows and terracotta cladding. Interiors also reference the docks' original use as a warehouse for tobacco, wines, wool, and animal skins in the 1800s. The construction forms the first stage of a wider masterplan which will regenerate this part of east London which includes the Grade I listed St George-in-the-East Church and the Tobacco Dock. Pre-construct archaeology on the site revealed an even earlier history, uncovering evidence of a bath-house and other buildings built between the 2nd and 4th centuries.
IN THIS ARTICLE
The Hospital Club - Bedrooms
M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City
Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
Safestay Holland Park
Hilton London Bankside
Old Street Courthouse Hotel
Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes
Tobacco Dock Hotel & Aparthotel
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