Hotel News Digest: Plans for Mondrian Hotel London Revealed
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Plans for Mondrian Hotel London Revealed
The design for the new Mondrian London hotel will have a maritime influence when it opens on the south bank of the River Thames. Currently under development by the Morgans Hotel Group, the hotel will be set within Sea Containers House, which is a building that was conceived by American architect and cruise liner designer Warren Platner in the 1970’s as a hotel, but has only ever been used as offices. The new Mondrian London hotel, which will have 360 bedrooms, is due to open in early 2014.
Planning Approved for Marriott: Derelict Site Near Olympic Park
Planning permission has been presented for a 350-bedroom Marriott hotel, which will form part of a wider scheme to make a derelict site in east London a bustling, waterside area. Plans have been drawn up for the 26-acre site in Stratford, just south of the new Olympic Park. The development will create 1,200 new homes, offices, restaurants, bars and cafe’s as well as the Marriott hotel. The Stand East site will also incorporate five-acres of open space and a new waterside park, which will celebrate the areas industrial heritage and will carry a strong sustainability ethos.
New “Senses Room” for Lancaster Hotel
Plans have been announced by Lancaster London hotel to launch a Senses Room, which is a new concept that allows guests to preview their wedding, party or business banquet at the hotel. The Senses Room, which will be launched in April 2012, will go beyond simply offering a tasting menu and will provide a full sensory trial for guests who will have the opportunity to see the room as it will appear to their exact specifications, including colour scheme, lighting and music.
New Ibis Hotel for Brighton
Construction of a new 140-bedroom Ibis hotel is due to start on Queen’s Road in the seaside resort of Brighton. McAleer & Rushe, the contractors tasked with the development of the new nine-storey building will have started work before the end of March, which is due to be completed by June 2013. Managing director of Accor UK and Ireland, Thomas Dubaere said of the new hotel, “It is an important destination for the Ibis network of hotels and continues Accor’s strategic and ambitious expansion in the UK to increase our presence to 300 hotels by 2015.”
Hotel Conversion in Cumbria
A Grade 1-listed building in Cumbria, which dates back to the 14th century, is set to become a 26-bedroom country house hotel. Askham Hall, which has been a private residence used by the Lowther family since the 1830’s, will be converted into a hotel at a cost of £2.5 million. Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios, conservational architects who has worked on Windsor Castle, will carry out the conversion, whilst owners, Charles and Juno Lowther create the interior design. Mr Lowther explained, “We want to create a new style of hotel in Cumbria offering a unique relaxing retreat with a modern twist within a beautiful old building.”