9/7/21 - updated with full details
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, has taken 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 that opened in Islington.
If you're staying at the hotel you get access to your own members' club - The Residence which includes The Whisky Room. Entrance is via a 'secret passage' with space for 14 people to try rare and new whiskies. There'll also be a trolley going around with breakfast items in the morning and antipasti later in the day.
There will, of course, be lots of places for Londoners to pop in and enjoy. Here's the list so far:
- Whitcomb's - this is their ground floor signature restaurant. It'll be an all-day spot serving up a Mediterranean menu.
- The Stage - the lobby bar, focusing on Champagne.
- Joshua’s Tavern - a new pub for Leicester Square with over 50 regionally sourced gins on the list.
- 8 at The Londoner - this is probably the one you'll most want to know about, their rooftop izakaya lounge serving up modern Japanese food and cocktails.
The whole thing promises to look rather eyepopping too. The architect is Woods Bagot, known for Danny Meyer's high rise Manhattan 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? September 2021
Find out more: Visit their website.
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