UK: The new name will also mark the hotel’s independent status, as it will now be managed by Lore Group, as part of its collection of independent hotels.
Lore Group operates hotels in the US and Europe. It also creates and manages independent hotels under the Lore Collection, including the Pulitzer in Amsterdam and Riggs in Washington DC, and is involved in a joint venture at Soho House Amsterdam.
Lore Group will take over the management of the property from sbe. The transition will allow Sea Containers London to operate as normal with an on-property team.
Sea Containers London, that opened as as The Mondrian in 2014, will continue to house riverside eatery, Sea Containers Restaurant, as well as the award-winning Dandelyan bar from Ryan Chetiyawardana.
Sea Containers London also offers a rooftop bar, 12th Knot (formally Rumpus Room), featuring an outdoor terrace providing unparalleled views of the River Thames. The hotel’s spa, agua, and Curzon cinema will continue to operate within the hotel as normal.
While the original Tom Dixon design of the hotel will largely remain the same following the transition, the hotel will receive a variety of interior updates that will build on the existing design. In addition to this, staff will model new uniforms.
Billy Skelli-Cohen, CEO, Lore Group, said: “We’re very excited about this new era and next step in the hotel’s story. Our incredible hotel team will continue to offer guests an unrivalled experience at Sea Containers London. We have lots of initiatives in the pipeline and look forward to welcoming all our guests in 2019 and beyond.”