What: The Londoner
In a nutshell: Super boutique hotel for Leicester Square
Summing it all up: Leicester Square's food and drink scene gets an injection of cool with this upcoming hotel promising a rooftop bar with firepits, two Odeon luxe cinemas and a signature all day restaurant.
Boasting that it'll be "the world’s first ‘Super Boutique’ hotel", The Londoner on Leicester Square is going to have all manner of things to entice actual Londoners through its doors.
The 350 room, 16 storey hotel, which has had more than £300m splurged on it, will take over the corner of the square previously occupied by the Odeon West End. The site will also feature not one but two new Odeon Luxe cinemas, similar to the one opening in Islington.
Aside from that, they're promising "a mix of six concept eateries, bars and a tavern". On the ground floor there'll be the hotel’s all day signature restaurant with alfresco dining alongside a tavern promising daily unplugged music performances. Up on the rooftop there'll be a contemporary Japanese lounge bar with open air fire pit seating.
Hotel guests will also have a spa, swimming pool, gym, hair and nail salon, barber shop and two private screening rooms at their disposal.
The whole thing promises to look rather eyepopping too. The architect is Woods Bagot, known for Danny Meyer's high rise Manhatta restaurant in New York. And the interiors will be by Yabu Pushelberg, who did the Four Seasons hotel in Downtown NYC and Jean George’s The Fulton.
More about The Londoner
Where is it? Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DT
When does it open? Summer 2020
Find out more: Visit their website.
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