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New Hotels in London 2020

 
 
 
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The Londoner

Open June 2020

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The Londoner
The Guardsman
nhow London
Ruby Lucy Hotel London
Zedwell Trocadero
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square
NoMad London
STAY Camden
Pan Pacific London
Melia Kensington
Raffles Hotel London
Canopy by Hilton London City
 

 

A record high of 65 new hotels open in London in 2020. Stay at the world's first super boutique hotel, The Londoner on Leicester Square, the new Nobu in Marylebone and the NoMad London which takes up residence in the grade II-listed Bow Street Magistrates building.

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nhow London

Open 2nd January 2020

Macclesfield Road, London, EC1V 8DG

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

British icons from the Royal Family to the London underground give the nhow hotel its distinctive look and feel. This modern 190-room four star hotel, part of the 250 City Road development, is the first UK venture from the brand, joining sister hotels in Berlin, Rotterdam, Milan and Marseille. London-based Project Orange is responsible for the interior design of nhow London which puts a Big Ben rocket sculpture in the lobby and has tables featuring cockney rhyming slang and oversized gold bell lights, a reminder of the city's famous church bells. In the rooms, colourful textures and contemporary art create are best described as punk meets high tech, with graffiti alongside unconventional images of past monarchs. The eight-floor hotel also houses a restaurant called The Bell - a reinvention of the British pub - a bar, gym and three meeting rooms.

 
 
 

Melia Kensington

Open January 2020

61 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PE

Tube: Gloucester Road Station

 
 

After an extensive refurbishment and rebranding in 2019, Melia Kensington is back to fully functioning and with improved interiors by January 2020. A boutique four star hotel in the heart of Kensington, it's close to Gloucester Road tube and within walking distance of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. With decor inspired by William Morris prints, expect timeless elegance with muted greens and gold trimmings. The Arts and Crafts protagonist has also influenced the hotel's bar menu which lists cocktails inspired by Morris' designs and love of nature. Next to the bar is SW7, the hotel's in-house restaurant, serving a fusion of Mediterranean and classic British cuisine for breakfast, brunch, Sunday lunch and dinner. The hotel's owners, the Spanish Melia group, also operate Melia White House in Regent's Park and the five star ME London in Covent Garden.

 
 
 

Ruby Lucy Hotel London

Open January 2020

100-108 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7AB

Tube: Waterloo Station , Lambeth North Station

 
 

A new buzzword for 'budget boutique', the Munich-based Ruby Group has coined the term 'lean luxury' to describe its affordable accommodation for cost conscious travellers. At the Ruby Lucy Hotel London on Lower Marsh, luxury means laid-back comfort instead of formalities. They've saved on space so you save on pounds. The vibe is 'character and soul instead of polished surfaces' and while you might not get a heritage building, you do get a central location directly opposite Waterloo Station. From here it's a ten-minute stroll to the Thames, the Southbank and the London Eye, from where Big Ben and Westminster are a short walk. The decor at the 76-room hotel is paired back and minimal in the rooms, more colourful in the communal areas - the carnival theme comes from the area's bustling fairs and markets. Expect circus drums and juggling pins, rich, dark tones with bright brass fixtures. Not at home unless you're rocking out? One of the more quirky elements is a Marshall amp in each room - don't worry if you didn't bring your guitar, you can borrow one from reception where self-check-in via a tablet reduces that time to under one minute.

 
 
 

Zedwell Trocadero

Open February 2020 | Rooftop to open Summer 2020

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7DH

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

Taking over the Trocadero, between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Cirucs , Zedwell delivers over 750 rooms with sleep-centric cocoons and one of London's biggest rooftop bars. You may be on one of London's busiest streets but soundproofing, fresh air circulation and calm-inducing colours and scents have all been designed to aid sleep and relaxation. Channelling the art of zen, all clutter and anxiety inducing in-room distractions - like bright TVs and complicated controls - have been removed. In this era of ubiquitous smart phones, portable screens and TV loaded tablets, it will be up to you to switch those off too. While rooms have been designed to be tranquil, the hotel also offers a gym, a yoga studio, sensory lounge, refreshment counters as well as a rooftop restaurant and bar big enough to to hold 1,000 people. Owners Criterion Hospitality also plan to open three more hotels under the Zedwell brand in 2020: Zedwell Marble Arch, Zedwell Tottenham Court Road and Zedwell Greenwich but this Trocadero branch, accessed directly from Piccadilly Circus station, is the biggest headline-grabbing hotel of the bunch.

 
 
 

STAY Camden

Open March 2020

1 Water Lane, Hawley Wharf, London, NW1 8NZ

Tube: Camden Town Station , Camden Town Station

 
 

STAY Camden offers 169 loft-living style apartments at canal side development, Hawley Wharf, with king-size or twin beds, exposed brickwork and large windows, framing your view onto the canal below. Brought to you by co-working space The LABS Collective, this aparthotel in Camden is the first from the group. Design-led and ultra tech-savvy, these serviced apartments cater to both long and short-term guests offering one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Over double the size of a typical hotel room, these apartments also offer additional wardrobe space, washing machine and laundry facilities making them perfect for families, longer stays and larger groups. All rooms come with ensuite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and desks while many also feature an outside balcony, perfect for enjoying the London skyline.

 
 
 
 

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square

Open spring 2020

22 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BG

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 

Following the success of Nobu's first London hotel in Shoreditch, the capital gets a second hotel from world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. Exuding modern luxury and minimal Japanese design, Nobu Hotel London Portman Square combines 249 guest rooms and suites together with a Nobu restaurant, ballroom and meeting spaces. All are beautifully conceptualised by London-based architecture and interior design firm, David Collins Studio, in conjunction with Make Architects. The Nobu Hotel, north-west of leafy Portman Square and next to Home House, replaces the Radisson Blu Portman hotel. The comprehensive refurbishment includes a grand entrance, brought forward the align with the neighbouring buildings, and a double-height restaurant and lobby. Close to March Arch, the hotel is walking distance from Marylebone's independent boutiques and the Wallace Collection as well as the shops of Oxford Street and Regent Street. Stroll a little further to Mayfair and Soho for smart restaurants and late night bars.

 
 
 

The Londoner

Open June 2020

Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LU

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station

 
 

In a prime position on Leicester Square, The Londoner is five-star hotel with eight storeys above ground, six levels below. London's largest 'iceberg', the hotel has the deepest habitable-grade commercial building basement in London. On the site where the Odeon used to be, the hotel not only includes two cinema screens but also comes with six restaurants and bars, event and leisure facilities making it an obvious choice for hosting major film premieres. Owned by Edwardian Hotels - the group behind the development of The May Fair hotel - it's described as the world's first 'super boutique' hotel . Boutique in feel yet huge in scale, The Londoner has 350 rooms including 15 suites, a spectacular tower penthouse with panoramic views, state-of-the-art ballroom for over 850 guests as well as subterranean spa. Among the six food and drink options are a tavern, alfresco dining on the ground floor and a top floor Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and - a rarity in London - open fire pit. The contemporary interiors are by Yabu Pushelberg, the designers behind the Four Seasons hotel in Downtown New York, with rooms featuring floor to ceiling windows and finishings offset by curated artworks and the latest technology.

 
 
 

The Guardsman

Open June 2020

1 Vandon Street, London, SW1H 0AH

Tube: St James's Park Station

 
 

Set among some of London's most prestigious landmarks on Buckingham Gate, The Guardsman is a luxury boutique hotel which offers the services of a private members' club. A short walk from the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace are 53 luxurious bedrooms fitted out with custom-made furnishings and free-standing baths. On the top three floors are six exclusive one, two and three bedroom residences, designed as the perfect pied-a-terre for those with deep pockets and a need for sumptuous living spaces, dining areas and fully fitted kitchens. The hotel's in-house restaurant is open to residents and their guests only, serving daily seasonal produce sourced from carefully selected suppliers, London markets and organic farms. From the moment guests arrive, they're made to feel at home by having their preferred brand of drinks or bathroom products ready for their arrival. Owners Shiva Hotels have worked with architects Dexter Moren Associates (The Curtain Hotel, Shangri-La at The Shard) and design practice Tonik Associates to deliver a hotel for those who want the personal experience of a club and luxury of a hotel.

 
 
 

NoMad London

Open summer 2020

28 Bow Street, Bow Street Magistrates' Court and Police Station, London, WC2E 7AW

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Holborn Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 

Well known in the States for their stylish hotels, this is the first NoMad outside America. A partnership between Sydell Group and investment firm BTC, the NoMad London takes up residence in the historic, grade II-listed Bow Street Magistrates' Court and Police Station from summer 2020. Opposite the Royal Opera House, in the heart of Covent Garden, the 19th century building has been transformed into a 91 room hotel with much of the original architectural features preserved and woven into design. The building's original Magistrates' Courtroom has been reimagined as a space for private events and gatherings while a museum with rotating exhibitions reveals the history of the Metropolitan Police Force. A collaboration with New York-based interior design firm Roman and Williams, the design means "most bedrooms have soaring ceiling heights... softened with a theatrical drop of heavy textile curtains" (Wallpaper) while wallhangings have been sourced from both New York and London. Public areas include a casual 'booth food' restaurant, a signature library space and a 100-capacity function room in the former courtroom as well as a basement lounge bar in the old coal vaults. As with existing NoMads, all food will be directed by restaurateur Will Guidara and Michelin-starred chef Daniel Humm of three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park in New York who are also responsible for Claridge's main restaurant.

 
 
 

Pan Pacific London

Open late 2020

142-150 Bishopsgate, One Bishopgate Plaza, London, EC2M 4HX

Tube: Liverpool Street Station , Aldgate Station

 
 

The announcement of the arrival of the Pan Pacific London hotel marks the first European venture for the Singapore-based luxury hotel group. Set in One Bishopgate Plaza, a mixed used 41-storey landmark tower just across from Liverpool Street Station, the 237 guest rooms and suites here have been designed by Yabu Pushelberg. The Canadian design firm is also responsible for the Four Seasons Toronto, W New York Times Square and the St Regis San Francisco. At the London hotel, a 'smart' ballroom big enough for 370 people sits alongside six meeting spaces and guests can work out and unwind at the indoor lap pool, with views of the street, spa and fitness area. The signature suite, perched on the 18th floor, is the epitome of luxury with spectacular views of City landmark, The Gherkin. Above the hotel, from levels 21 to 41, are the private sky residences while adjoining the hotel at ground level is Bishopsgate Plaza, a new public square in the heart of the City framed by Devonshire Row, with its listed facade and modern glazed canopy roof covering the restaurants and shops within.

 
 
 
 

Raffles Hotel London

Open 2020

Whitehall, London, SW1A 2EU

Tube: Charing Cross Station , Embankment Underground Station, Westminster Station

 
 

Singapore's most famous hotel gets a London outpost when the Raffles Hotel transforms the Old War Office building in Whitehall into a luxury hotel and deluxe residences. Steeped in history, the name conjures up the colonial past and cocktails - the Singapore Sling was created at the hotel. In London, the hotel takes the Grade II* listed Old War Office and turns just some of its 1,100 rooms and two miles of corridors into 125 rooms. Other amenities include restaurants, a 25 metre swimming pool and ballroom in the basement. Close to 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, the Old War Office was once the workplace of Sir Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and the British Secret Service who had their own, more discreet entrance. The 460 million hotel conversion project doubles the number of floors from seven to 14 and includes 88 private residences.

 
 
 

Canopy by Hilton London City

Open 2020

16 Minories, London, EC3N 1AX

Tube: Aldgate Station , Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate East Station, Tower Hill Station

 
 

Whitechapel has been transformed by redevelopment in recent years, with the Crossrail train line set to improve transport links, and Hilton's first UK Canopy hotel is sure to benefit. Within the £76 million Minories development in Aldgate, the 314-room Canopy by Hilton London City hotel features a rooftop bar and free WiFi with a residential and an office building alongside as well as a public garden and a new city square. The interior design draws on the legacy of the Whitechapel Gallery and the melting pot of cultures in the surrounding area. Recent development in the area includes Altitude, a 35 storey tower and Cityscape, a residential building. The substantial Minories development, centred on a landscaped park, also includes an office building, pub and residential block.

 
 
 
 
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