The Londoner to join Preferred Hotels and Resorts’ Legend Collection
The Londoner is scheduled to open its doors in June 2020. Taking center stage in London’s Leicester Square neighborhood on Whitcomb Street, The Londoner not only places guests in the world’s first super boutique hotel, but also at the heart of the West End theatreland.
The Londoner is the latest project by Edwardian Hotels London, the privately-owned hotel group behind the development of The May Fair Hotel and a collection of restaurant and bar brands, including May Fair Kitchen, May Fair Bar, newly opened Bloomsbury Street Kitchen and award-winning Peter Street Kitchen. Recently appointed Hotel Director Charles Oak has re-joined Edwardian Hotels London to manage the hotel opening, the company’s most ambitious project yet in its 40-year history.
Boutique in feeling yet staggering in scale, The Londoner is set to transform the city’s hotel landscape and hospitality scene. In excess of £300 million of investment, Edwardian Hotels London continues to be prolific in the hospitality space by delivering the world’s first ‘Super Boutique’ hotel, solidifying the new property as an icon in London’s luxury hospitality scene.
The hotel will open across 16 stories with 350 guest rooms and suites and a tower penthouse with panoramic views; two private screening rooms; a mix of six concept eateries, bars and a tavern, including 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 results-driven gym and spa.
Its contemporary aesthetic crafted by Yabu Pushelberg, the world-renowned designers behind the Four Seasons hotel in Downtown Manhattan New York and Jean George’s The Fulton, will complement the remarkable 16-storey architecture by Woods Bagot, known for the sky-high New York Manhatta restaurant and the luxury retailer Lane Crawford’s 150,000-square-foot Shanghai flagship.
At ground level, guests will enter the Lobby where the hotel’s signature restaurant will evolve from a cozy 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 open from levels seven to sixteen and feature floor to ceiling windows, fastidious detailing and finishings 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 spa, swimming pool and gym; hair and nail salon; barber shop and two private screening rooms. Regular events program 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. 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.
The Londoner is a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection, and will be bookable via PreferredHotels.com starting October 2019. All guests of The Londoner will be eligible to enroll in I Prefer Hotel Rewards, which extends points, status, and other complimentary benefits during eligible stays at more than 700 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide.
Promising London a new landmark and city destination, The Londoner will deliver the very best in intimate luxury offering the capital a new urban oasis and the most sophisticated playground.