UK: Edwardian Hotels London has announced The Londoner, the group’s ambitious project to date in excess of £300 million, will open from April next year.
Located on Leicester Square, The Londoner is spread across 16 storeys and features 350 guest rooms and suites and a tower penthouse, two private screening rooms, a ballroom, a variety of meeting spaces, and a gym and wellness centre.
Six dining venues comprise bars and a tavern, alfresco dining on the ground floor, and a Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and fire pit.
The hotel has secured a £175 million Green Loan from HSBC UK – a first for the hospitality sector. Funding will be used to ensure the property exceeds the BREEAM Excellent category in building environment and sustainable performance.
Charles Oak, hotel director of The Londoner, said: “We hope that The Londoner will stand as a beacon of hope for London’s ever resilient hospitality industry and are proud to be recruiting a world class task-force made up of the city’s most hardworking and talented individuals. Together, we are looking forward to opening our doors in the Spring and welcoming guests from all over to their new home from home, in the heart of the capital’s most vibrant neighbourhood.”
Yabu Pushelberg, the designers behind the Four Seasons hotel in Downtown Manhattan New York, Jean George’s The Fulton, and luxury retailer Lane Crawford’s Shanghai flagship, has led the interiors of The Londoner and worked alongside architects Woods Bagot, known for the sky-high New York Manhattan restaurant and the Adelaide Contemporary.
The Londoner is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection.