The Londoner opens in Leicester Square

The Londoner opens in Leicester Square

[Credit: The Londoner]

UK: Owned by Edwardian Hotels London, the 16-storey, 350-guest room property has officially opened in London’s West End.

Held to be the city’s first ‘iceberg’ hotel – with more space underground than above – the project has seen over £300 million worth of investment.

Originally slated to open in 2019, The Londoner’s launch has been several years delayed. Simon Wong was announced as the hotel’s general manager in 2020 along with other executive positions.

Designed in collaboration with Yabu Pushelberg, architectural firm Woods Bagot, and Edwardian Hotels’ own design architect Rob Steul, the property is described as an “urban resort” destination.

As part of the build, Edwardian Hotels secured s £175 million Green Loan from HSBC UK. The Londoner is set to use 30 per cent less carbon than regulations demand, and aims to exceed the BREEAM Excellent category.

In total, the hotel features 350 rooms and suites including a tower penthouse; six food and beverage venues; two private screening rooms; an exclusive 24-hour residents’ space; a dedicated wellbeing floor The Retreat; and several meeting spaces such as a ballroom accommodating over 850 guests.

Dubbed as the world’s first “super boutique hotel” The Londoner forms part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection.

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