2017 has so far been an exciting year for the London hotel scene, with a host of new and luxurious places to stay opening up across the capital. Here’s our pick of the best of the new kids on the block…
Henrietta Hotel, Henrietta Street
The first London hotel from the Experimental Group. With Italian-inspired décor, it looks like it’s been lifted straight from a Wes Anderson film. Each of the 18 guest rooms are uniquely designed, boasting statement brass lamps, super-king size beds and retro armchairs. This boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Covent Garden, perfectly placed for exploring the West End and beyond. Take a look here.
The Ned, Poultry
This new, and much-hyped, five-star hotel, based in the former Midland Bank building, channels 1920s and 1930s glamour, with vintage furniture and hand-knotted rugs, alongside modern touches, such as rainforest showers. The Ned’s 252 bedrooms are also decorated with brass and mahogany furniture, chandeliers and other richly-patterned furnishings. The hotel also boasts nine restaurants, as well as a members club, with an all-hours cocktail lounge. Take a look here.
The Distillery, Portobello Road
What could be better than a hotel in a gin distillery? This recently opened destination is home to Portobello Road Gin and has a small number of guest rooms, which means there is no need to worry about having to walk or drive home after a few G&Ts. The rooms are quirky and comfortable, with vinyl record players to listen to while enjoying your stay. The GinTonica bar and restaurant will keep you fed and (very well) watered, while The Ginstitute gives visitors a chance to make their very own gin. Have a look here.
Four Seasons, Ten Trinity Square
Located in central London, this new Four Seasons is ideally suited for both business and leisure. Each of the 100 guest-rooms are luxuriously furnished and for those seeking an indulgent stay, then perhaps consider the Heritage Suites; each one has five-metre high ceilings, ornate original plasterwork and a working fireplace. Take a look here.
The Nobu, Shoreditch
The Nobu London is opening in July, providing a base for those keen to stay right in the heart of Shoreditch. The hotel aims to marry an Eastern ethos with East London creativity. Each room has contemporary furnishings with a nod to Japanese culture, showcasing king-sized beds and lounge chairs. The Lobby Bar serves award-winning cocktails and there’s also a ‘pocket garden’ hidden away. Take a look here.
The Curtain, Shoreditch
The Curtain is another new arrival in Shoreditch. Expect exposed brickwork, stained wooden floors, and minimalist colour schemes. The hotel also houses Red Rooster – the first outpost of the acclaimed Harlem restaurant which specialises in American soulfood dishes such as gumbo and cornbread. Upstairs is The Curtain’s rooftop pool, and there’s also Billy’s Bar serving late-night cocktails. Take a look here.
The Principal London, Bloomsbury
Opening in late autumn, this striking terracotta hotel provides a practical place to stay, with custom-made beds and work desks. The striking colour palettes add a lavish feel, and Fitz’s Bar will be a glamourous and grand place to sink a cocktail or two. The hotel even offers a customer loyalty scheme called Applause, giving members exclusive benefits including drinks vouchers and up to 15% in savings. Take a look here.