The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends
The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends
London is home to a myriad of stunning and iconic hotels.
From The Ritz’ old-world glam, to Claridge’s art deco splendour and Ham Yard’s distinctive design – there’s a hotel for every taste. But, there’s always room for more.
This year, there will be a number of new hotels popping up across our capital.
Whether you prefer a boutique hotel or a Scandi-inspired skyscraper, below are the best hotel openings of 2019.
The Standard, London in King’s Cross Bold colours set off the '70s vibe at The Standard (The Standard) Opened: July 2019 With outposts in New York and California, The Standard has debuted its first property outside of the US. Situated in a prime location for tourists and commuters directly opposite King’s Cross and St. Pancras Station, The Standard is housed in the historic Camden Town Annex. The new building celebrates the historical architecture while keeping The Standard’s distinctly modern design. The hotel boasts 266 rooms, with some including outdoor terraces and bathtubs overlooking St. Pancras Station. The destination rooftop restaurant by Peter Sanchez Iglesia won't open until September but will be accessible by an exterior lift which gives visitors stunning views 360-degree views over London. Inside, you'll find a modern twist on '70s decor with interior architecture by Archer Humphryes inspired by 'punk rock bands and the mischievous underbelly of King's Cross' - think plush brown leather sofas, bold colours and an abundance of mood lighting. Rooms from £199 per night, standardhotels.com/ The Hoxton, Southwark One of the chic new bedrooms inside The Hoxton (The Hoxton) Opening: September 2019 The Hoxton brand is opening its eighth outpost and third London hotel in September, adding to its Shoreditch and Holborn offerings. Located on the south side of Blackfriars Bridge, The Hoxton, Southwark will sit in a 14-storey new build property and feature 192 rooms that come in five of the brand's signature categories: Shoebox, Snug, Cosy, Roomy and Biggy. Expect Crittall-style windows, concrete ceilings and bare brick walls which will contrast with luxury panelled headboards, leather lounge chairs an handmade glassware all curated by Ennismore Design Studio which is responsible for the hotel brand's interiors. There will be a rooftop restaurant, with views across the Thames, alongside a ground floor restaurant serving Mediterranean-inspired fare. Early bird rates start from £123 per night if you book before June 22. Regular rates start from £209 per night. thehoxton.com/southwark/ Hard Rock Hotel, Mayfair The reception lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel (Philip Durrant/courtesy of Scott Brownrigg) Opened: May 2019 This spring, London welcomed an iconic addition to its hotel scene: the Hard Rock Hotel. Found on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane, the Hard Rock Hotel is a new haven for music lovers as this 900-room hotel boasts two buzzing bars, plus a Hard Rock Cafe set to serve American cooking with a British twist. The curated memorabilia also has a distinct London vibe - think David Bowie’s “Relax” t-shirt, Freddie Mercury’s piano from his family home in Middlesex and one of Paul McCartney’s iconic Beatles suits. You can read our full review of the Hard Rock Hotel, London here. Rooms from £322 per night, hardrockhotels.com/london The Dixon, Tower Bridge The Provisioners Coffee Bar at The Dixon (Paul Winch-Furness) Opened: January 2019 This new boutique hotel is part of Marriott's Autograph Collection and opened its doors in January. Located on Tooley Street, near London's iconic Tower Bridge, The Dixon is close to many of the capital's landmarks, like Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. The design of the hotel takes inspiration from the area's vibrant cultural heritage and has 193 rooms, including 10 suites, with a new bar and restaurant as well. You can read our full review of The Dixon here. Rooms from £199 per night, thedixon.co.uk/ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has recently undergone the most extensive renovation in its 117-year history (Mandarin Oriental) Opened: April 2019 After a blaze tore through this iconic hotel last summer it has been refurbished, and re-opened its doors in the spring. The Mandarin Oriental London opened in its entirety on April 15, with most of the 118 guest rooms offering stunning views of Hyde Park and the London skyline. The renovation is the most extensive in the hotel’s 117-year history and designer Joyce Wang was at the helm of the guest room interiors, taking inspiration from the peaceful parkside location, as well as the glamour of the early 20th century’s Golden Age of travel. You can read our full review of the revamped Mandarin Oriental London here. Rooms from £660 per night, mandarinoriental.com/london/ Page8 Page Hotels is opening its first UK outpost this autumn (Page Hotels) Opening: Autumn 2019 After launching the first of the Page Hotels in Hong Kong in January this year, the brand isn't wasting any time in moving to the UK market. Page8 will open in autumn and will be found at the south end of St. Martin's Lane, just steps away from London hotspots Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery. With 138 rooms, the design-led hotel will boast a rooftop restaurant and coffee bar - names still to be announced - and will feature large windows overlooking some of London's most iconic landmarks. Experiencing London is an important part of the hotel's ethos, which is why it's created a website called 'Journal', which will help guests curate a bespoke itinerary during their stay. Rates start from £280 per night,pagehotels.com/ nhow London A quirky new hotel is coming to Shoreditch(nhow) Opening: August 2019 A new design-led hotel is coming to Shoreditch this summer. Based on the theme ‘London reloaded’, the nhow hotel will combine traditional British icons with unconventional contemporary elements. Part of the 250 City road Development, the hotel will boast colourful textures and contemporary art in each of the 190 vibrant rooms spread across eight floors. The hotel will also house a ‘reinvention of the British pub’, a bar and a gym. We already know where we’re going for an after work tipple this summer. Rates TBC, nhow-hotels.com/ Great Scotland Yard Hotel An artist's rendition of the bar at Great Scotland Yard Hotel (Hyatt) Opening: late 2019 A new 152-bedroom hotel is set to open in the heart of Westminster this year in a Grade II-listed Edwardian building that was once London’s Metropolitan Police headquarters. It will be the first UK hotel to join Hyatt’s ‘Unbound’ collection and will preserve much of the building original architecture. In a statement by Hyatt, the hotel will have ‘sophisticated food and beverage offerings’ by the acclaimed Robin Gill once opened. Rates TBC, hyatt.com/ Belmond Cadogan Hotel Chelsea's legendary Belmond Cadogan Hotel has been refurbished (Belmond) Opened: February 2019 While the Belmond has been in operation since 1887, the recently renovated and refurbished hotel in the heart of Chelsea now boasts 54 incredibly chic rooms with a mix of modern and traditional British design, laced with Edwardian splendour. The Cadogan Place Gardens are reason enough to visit the hotel, so be sure to visit in the summer to experience London’s hidden oasis in full bloom. Rooms from £423 per night, belmond.com/ Vintry & Mercer, City of London Inside Vintry & Mercer, the City of London's newest hotel (Vintry & Mercer) Opened: February 2019 Nestled in the heart of London along a narrow street, you’ll find our capital’s newest luxury boutique hotel. The 92 bespoke rooms and suites draw interior inspiration from the historic trading guilds of the City of London and create a unique hideaway in the bustling borough. The Vintry Kitchen can be found downstairs, where you can sample delicious Asian tapas before heading to the terrace for a tipple overlooking iconic London sights like St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard. Before bed, be sure to head to Do Not Disturb, the hotel’s basement bar oozing with retro glamour and vintage cocktails that will transport you back to 1920’s New York. You can read our full review of the Vintry & Mercer here. Rooms from £195, vintryandmercer.com/ The Biltmore, Mayfair Mayfair's newest hotel, the Biltmore (Jack Hardy) Opening: summer 2019 Mayfair's newest luxury hotel will also be a first for the UK - as it will be the first UK property from LXR Hotels & Resorts, the new luxury branch of The Hilton hotel franchise. Designed by Goddard Littlefair, the hotel will house 257 opulent rooms alongside 51 curated suites reflecting the property's origin as a sophisticated London private residence. The Biltmore is located just moments from Bond Street, with Hyde Park and Green Park on its doorstep. The hotel will also be home to a year-round alfresco terrace, cocktail bar and gymtech fitness suite. Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president of development, EMEA, at Hilton, said in a statement: “The Biltmore, Mayfair is a stunning addition to the new collection and prestigious extension to Hilton’s growing luxury portfolio in London. Guests will experience first-class service in the heart of Mayfair, and the unique craftsmanship and historic surroundings of the hotel will make for a truly memorable stay.” Rates TBC, millenniumhotels.com/ Lincoln Plaza London, Canary Wharf An artist's rendering of Lincoln Plaza London (Lincoln Plaza London) Opened: January 2019 Canary Wharf welcomed another high rise earlier this year with the addition of Lincoln Plaza London. The sleek exterior is influenced by London’s commercial and financial hub while still drawing on the area’s industrial heritage. In the rooms you’ll find bespoke artwork and downstairs you can dine at Mr Todiwala's Kitchen, have a tipple at Jack Speak and grab a sandwich at the Grocer. The in-house fitness centre has classes, a 24-hour gym for the nocturnal fitness fiends, a pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna. Rooms from £229 per night, lincolnplazalondon.co.uk/ The Stratford at Manhattan Loft Gardens, Stratford The Stratford is filled with distinctive Scandi-inspired interiors (Manhattan Loft Gardens) Opening: spring 2019 The Jubilee Line is about to become your new best friend as you’re going to want to take multiple trips out to Stratford to visit Manhattan Loft Gardens’ latest offering. The Stratford Hotel can be found inside a double-cantilevered tower which also contains a number of living spaces, three sky gardens and two restaurants. The design hotel features Scandinavian-inspired interiors by Space Copenhagen, with each of the 145 rooms filled with natural light and unique artworks. Minimalism at its finest. Rooms from £132 per night, manhattanloftgardens.com/the-stratford/ More about: | Hotels | New London Hotels | London Hotels | Travel | Staycation