Intended to be a luxury hotel when it was first designed in the 1970s, Sea Containers House fulfills its original purpose when it opens as a Tom Dixon designed hotel in late summer 2014. The building, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge, will become the Mondrian London, a luxury hotel from the Morgans Hotel Group - the New York based boutique hotel group who brought us swanky hotels the Sanderson and St Martin's Lane. Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio, responsible for the design, is planning a transatlantic theme; "the copper-clad lobby gives a nod to the convex shape of a ship's hull" according to Vogue magazine which predicts the Dandelyan bar will be "the hip port of call" with its views across the river to St Paul's, its green marble bar, and the trio of bar masters who have come from the White Lyan bar in Hoxton. Most of the hotel's 359 guest rooms and suites have spectacular river and city and the hotel also houses a riverside bar and brasserie with outdoor seating, and an exclusive rooftop lounge and terrace. As with all Morgans hotels, the spa will be a luxury affair, branded to fit in with the signature Agua style with six treatment suites, relaxation space and a manicure and pedicure room. Spaces for hire include the 56-seat private screening room, break out and meeting rooms.