A new luxury hotel set in a restored Georgian terrace dating back to the early 1800s will open in the City of London in 2020.
Forming part of the highly-anticipated One Crown Place mixed-use development in EC2, Bespoke Hotels has been appointed to operate 41 bedrooms at the property in Sun Street, under the management of AlloyMtd and CBRE.
Launching in early 2020 with premier double rooms, the hotel spans five floors across six Georgian townhouses which were designed by one of the most influential and talented architects of the 18th century, George Dance the Younger.
With ambitions to join a select group of five-star hotels in the City, the hotel will combine a 100-cover destination restaurant and bar alongside a private members’ club. Design is being directed by Bowler James Brindley, a renowned interiors business behind some of London’s most luxurious residential developments,together with high end global hotels and restaurants including Asia De Cuba in Abu Dhabi.
Each of the six townhouses has a unique personality and the ground floor communal areas are interlinked by a series of rooms, including a public-facing deli, social café, art gallery in the lobby with a reception parlour for a relaxed check-in, a club lounge with a bar and an adjoining library room.
A rich colour palette reminiscent of the Georgian period dominates the interiors. Guestrooms and cosseting suites in the eaves will be opulent but cosy, with ornate detailing and a hierarchy of patterned wallpapers complementing natural woods. In the rear, a covered courtyard (pictured above), reminiscent of an orangery, will house diners from the hotel’s restaurant.
“We are delighted to have been appointed to oversee the operation of the hotel at One Crown Place,” commented Haydn Fentum, CEO of Bespoke Hotels. “The development will be a stunning landmark for London, further galvanising an area that has developed remarkably in recent years, with the hotel a key ingredient within this.”
Ian Bayliss, co-founder of Bowler James Brindley, said: “The hotel itself is located within six original Georgian townhouses which have been much loved by local residents and workers for many years – the buildings have become a landmark for the area, so it has been a pleasure to be involved in restoring and bringing them back to their former glory, so they can be enjoyed to their full once again”
The hotel, the name of which will be unveiled later this year, will sit alongside One Crown Place’s striking terracotta-clad residential towers containing 246 luxury apartments and 140,000 sq ft of premium office space. Public spaces and apartments at One Crown Place have been designed by Bowler James Brindley and Sophie Ashby’s Studio Ashby. Studio Ashby has designed the development’s nine penthouses, which launched late last year. Residential sales of the South Tower will be released to the public on 1 March 2018.
Designed by London and New York-based KPF Architects, One Crown Place will occupy a prime position in one of London’s most exciting and dynamic neighbourhoods, nestled between Old Street, Shoreditch, and the City itself, just a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street Station.
The development pays tribute to the eclectic nature of the local neighbourhood, acknowledging the area’s rich industrial heritage and today’s creative community that form a vital part of this vibrant area.