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THE LONDONER: First look inside London’s super boutique hotel

It’s a sign of hope for England and the travel industry. The world’s first “super boutique hotel”, The Londoner, will open its doors in Leicester Square, London in September 2021.

Designed in collaboration with world-renowned architectural designers Yabu Pushelberg, the 16 storey luxury hotel has 350 rooms, six concept eateries, a cinema and an entire floor dedicated to wellness.

Rates for a basic room at The Londoner start from $740 a night. That’s well above the average rate for a London hotel room, which is $372.

But this is not an “average hotel”.

The Londoner Penthouse
The Londoner Penthouse

The Londoner is intimate, eclectic and sustainable. The loft-inspired rooms, filled with bespoke design and contemporary art, will make you feel at home. Every room has access to The Residence, a 24-hour club, strictly for guests only, hidden from the happenings of the wider hotel. It contains three beautifully designed places to socialise, dine and relax.

The Residence’s Y Bar and The Drawing Room is the place for intimate dining. It will have an à la carte menu and a curated reserve wine list, complemented by signature house cocktails. The Londoner guests will also have exclusive access to The Whisky Room, where a secret passage leads to an intimate 14-cover parlour, with rare, renowned and the yet-to-be-discovered drops.

The Londoner Residence
Inside The Residence at The Londoner. Credit: The Londoner

The pinnacle is a 200sqm Tower Penthouse duplex suite, described as a “statement in the sky”. The two-storey residence offers sweeping views over London, a Calacatta Tucci marble bar for entertaining and a wall-to-wall windowed bathroom with a stunning Apaiser bathtub.

The Londoner’s luxurious details

Even the standard rooms at The Londoner ooze style and luxury. The King size beds boast 400 thread count Irish linen and feather down pillows.

In the bathroom guests will find Miller Harris bathroom amenities, a Dyson hairdryer and a Japanese Toto toilet with a heated seat, jet wand cleanser and a sensor-activated lid.

Guests can book in room spa treatments and yoga sessions.

The Londoner hotel
The Londoner hotel England. Credit: The Londoner.

A London location

There’s no doubt The Londoner will be popular with exclusive guests. However, it’s also set to attract a well-heeled local crowd thanks to its opulent public restaurants.

The hotel secured Amir Jati as its Creative Director of Food & Beverage Service Excellence. Most well-known for leading Nobu’s global private dining and events team, Jati will oversee all of the Londoner’s food and beverage outlets.

The hotel’s signature restaurant, Whitcomb’s, offers an escape to the Mediterranean. Diners can experience a petit déjeuner, prix fixe lunch, a pre-theatre and an all-day dining menu featuring small plates and mains.

Joshua’s Tavern on the corner of St Martin’s Street and Orange Street, will feature more than 50 regionally sourced gins. In summer The Londoner’s decadent rooftop lounge “8 at The Londoner” will be a hit. Expect world-class modern Japanese cuisine, innovative mixology, and dramatic design.

Now all we need is for the Australian borders to open in time for September.

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