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.
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136-144 City Road, London, EC1V 2RL
Tube: Chancery Lane Station
110 Bishopsgate, City, London, EC2N 4AU
Adjacent to the Kohn Pedersen Fox designed Heron Tower, completed in 2011, will be the third Four Seasons hotel in London, joining existing sister hotels at Park Lane and Canary Wharf, when it opens in 2015. The Four Seasons Heron Tower will sit within the 43-storey tower at Heron Plaza on the 110 Bishopsgate site, adjacent to the existing 46-storey Heron Tower which, at 202 metres (663 feet) tall with a 30 metre mast on top, is one of the tallest buildings in the City. Set on a prominent site at the junction of Bishopsgate and Camomile Streets, Heron Plaza will house the Four Seasons hotel with its 190 bedrooms and suites, 120 private residences, conference and banqueting facilities, a gym, spa and swimming pool as well as street level shops and cafes. Located just 150 metres from Liverpool Street Station, the hotel - and entire Heron Plaza development - will be well positioned for the new Crossrail due to open in 2017.
Hayes Gate House, 27 Uxbridge Road, London, UB4 0JN
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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, 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.
Great Suffolk Street, Bankside, London, SE1 0UG
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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.
, Clerkenwell, London, EC3P 3AX
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One of the most iconic buildings in the City of London, 10 Trinity Square, is to be sympathetically transformed into a luxury hotel, due to open in 2015. The landmark building, originally the headquarters of the Port of London Authority, opened in 1922 to a design by well known architect Sir Edwin Cooper. Architects Woods Bagot have worked with English Heritage to preserve as much of the building's existing fabric as possible. Plans include the restoration of the glazed central rotunda which was bombed during the Second World War - the proposed new central glass canopy has earned it the nickname 'the whirlpool'. And an unsightly 1970s office block will be removed. Occupying a prominent location overlooking the Tower Of London and with views of the River Thames, the development of the hotel - which will also see the enhancement of Seething Lane Garden - is one of the most exciting building projects in the City.
The Mall, London, SW1A 2BN
Admiralty Arch, the ceremonial archway built as a memorial to Queen Victoria in 1911, will be turned into a five star hotel to be designed by fashion house Armani, it was revealed in February 2013. Luxury will be the overriding theme as not only are Armani involved but the owner, Spanish property developer Rafael Serrano, is also the man behind the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, where rooms cost from £850 a night. The 147,300 square foot grade I listed building will be transformed into 100 guestrooms, a ballroom, spa and a fine dining restaurant which will be open to the public. The Portland stone gateway, which links Trafalgar Square with Buckingham Palace via The Mall, occupies a prime London location, not only putting its guests in the heart of the city but also giving them a wonderful view of the annual ceremonial parades which pass by the arch on their way to the Queen's London residence. It's great to see a well-loved but now disused London landmark getting a new lease of life and multi-million pound restoration sensitive to the designs of its original architect, Sir Aston Webb.
628 Western Avenue, London, W3 0TA
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The 15 million pound Park Plaza Hotel on Western Avenue, Park Royal, in west London, the conversion of a former office building into a 168-room hotel is expected to open in 2015. Occupying a two-acre site opposite Park Royal underground station, the 6,750 square metre hotel offers four star accommodation over six storeys. On the ground floor there's a bar, restaurant, gym and conference facilities while rooms above have been designed and built off site before being stacked together to form the building. The scheme also includes a four storey office building and a 5,000 square metre data centre. Park Plaza Hotels currently have five hotels in London and this new hotel, added to another two under development - including the group's first UK art'otel in Hoxton, scheduled to open in 2017 - will bring the total to eight. Sister hotel Park Plaza Riverbank London is also undergoing construction work with a 98-room extension expected to be completed in 2015.
15th September 2014
IN THIS ARTICLE
Four Seasons Heron Tower
Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes
Tobacco Dock Hotel & Aparthotel
Hilton London Bankside
10 Trinity Square
Admiralty Arch Hotel
Park Plaza Park Royal
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