Iceland: The Reykjavik EDITION will open on 9 November 2021, designed in collaboration with Ian Schrager Company and Roman and Williams.
Consisting of 253 rooms, the hotel has been designed by local architecture firm T.ark and New York-based studio Roman and Williams. It is situated next to Harpa, a concert hall and conference centre.
In the lobby, there’s a video mapped digital installation of the Northern Lights and a totem sculpture of basalt slate four meters high, designed in partnership with local artists.
Tides, the hotel’s signature restaurant, is led by chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason. It has an outdoor terrace and own waterfront entrance along with private dining room. Gíslason will serve modern Icelandic cuisine mainly cooked over an open fire.
Accessible from the lobby is a cafe offering dine in or take away options and as well as a cocktail bar Tölt.
At The Roof, located on the seventh floor, the space can be divided by a glass door for private events. It has an outdoor terrace with mountain and ocean views.
Other facilities include a ballroom, meeting and event spaces, a gym and spa, and lower ground floor club Sunset opening later this year.
Speaking about Sunset, Ian Schrager, creator of EDITION, said: “It would have been a dream to have opened Studio 54 here where darkness lasts six months rather than the eight hours as it does in New York City. It would have been the perfect place for it.”
He added: “In Iceland, you’re getting to see things you won’t see anywhere else. More so than any other place in the world, it’s a real opportunity to get in touch with earth and nature and we’re proud to further expand the EDITION brand in an incredible place with an incredibly exciting hotel that gives you a true sense of place.”