Taking centre stage on Leicester Square, The Londoner will welcome arrivals from April 2021, guests will be able to experience the world’s first super boutique hotel in the heart of the West End theatreland.
The scale of this hotel is staggering. In excess of £300 million of investment makes this amongst the most expensive hotels built in the capital.
Edwardian Hotels London continues to be prolific in the hospitality space, and The Londoner demonstrates their continued commitment to the UK and unwavering confidence in its future as a global city.
Opening across 16 storeys, eight of which are below ground level, the hotel will feature 350 guest rooms, suites and a tower penthouse with panoramic views, two private screening rooms, a mix of six concept eateries – including bars and a tavern, alfresco dining on the ground floor and a contemporary Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and fire pit – plus an expansive ballroom suited for any occasion, a variety of meeting spaces and a gym and wellness centre.
Its contemporary aesthetic is crafted by the world-renowned designers Yabu Pushelberg to complement the remarkable 16-storey architecture by Woods Bagot.
Guests will enter the Lobby where the hotel’s signature restaurant will evolve from a cosy meeting spot in the day into a vibrant dinner spot in the evening. On the rooftop, a new destination for discerning Londoners, with open air firepit seating can be found – a true rarity in London.
Additionally, a tavern on the ground floor will offer a specially curated drinks menu and daily unplugged music performances.
A hotel guests only area made up of three distinct places will be located on the first floor. As with all of Edwardian Hotels London’s impressive venues, the eateries will strive to provide something special and unique in the capital that appeals to all walks of London life.
The hotel’s 350 guestrooms and suites will feature floor to ceiling windows, fastidious detailing and finishing’s offset by curated artworks and the latest technology.
In the subterranean levels are a variety of meeting spaces, including a state-of-the-art ballroom accommodating up to 864 guests; a room for bespoke events and seven private meeting rooms as well as a wellness space, swimming pool and gym; hair and nail salon; barber shop and two private screening rooms.
Regular events programme will bring exclusive experiences, performances and installations to the building.
As a brand-new build in the heart of London, The Londoner will employ pioneering methods of sustainable luxury and secured a £175 million Green Loan from HSBC UK, a first for the hospitality sector.
The funding will be used to ensure the new hotel doesn’t just meet but exceeds the BREEAM Excellent category in building environmental and sustainable performance.
We are looking forward to reviewing the hotel when it opens in April.