News about hotel openings and renovations in London, including the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch.
The 2012 London Olympics gave London’s hotel scene a huge boost. It was already one of the world’s great hospitality cities, but an influx of visitors, and more importantly confidence, saw an increase in hotel room capacity across the city.
From home-grown brands, out-of-town boutique hotels that have opened branches in the capital, to big Asian luxury hotels, London’s hotel scene has never offered more choice.
Here we round-up the latest London hotel news including the hottest new openings.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch opens
It feels like we have been talking about the Nobu for decades – but it’s finally here!
He may be most famous for his restaurants, but Nobu Matsuhisa has opened a major new hotel in trendy Shoreditch.
Nobu London Shoreditch is on Willow Street, and despite originally scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2016, better late than never is definitely applicable here.
The five-storey hotel has 156 rooms with an ultra-hip industrial design that features angular balconies, layered glass and materials such as concrete, bronze and timber.
Hotel features include a beautiful landscaped garden, banqueting and meeting rooms, a fitness centre and a triple-height restaurant – as you would expect – at the heart of the hotel
Nobu Matsuhisa’s other London restaurants are in Park Lane and Berkeley Square.
Nobu London Shoreditch follows the opening of a number of Nobu hotels around the world including the Nobu hotel in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and forthcoming Eden Roc Miami Beach.
The Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is designed by Ron Arad and Ben Adams Architects. Ron Arad developed the original building design to gain planning permission and then Ben Adams took over, using Arad’s design but making a number of changes.
Ben Adams Architects has said about the design that, “Nobu is about simple luxury and Shoreditch has a raw creative energy. The design marries the two with an elegant building, with a façade that fragments at the eastern end to create a dramatic new park.”