The Londoner, based in London’s Leicester Square, is the world’s first super boutique hotel
Launching September 2021, The Londoner, the world’s first super boutique hotel, is set to unveil six unique hospitality offerings that will honour and re-shape the legacy of the West End. Created for a new world era, concepts will include Whitcomb’s, The Stage, The Residence, Refuel, 8 at The Londoner and Joshua’s Tavern.
Spread across 16 floors, the luxury urban resort will offer an exclusive, cosmopolitan playground that unites the aristocrat and the libertine with a range of day to night experiences. From pool-side relaxation to raucous yet sophisticated lobby bar entertainment and world-class rooftop dining, The Londoner will offer a refined escape for Londoners and guests alike.
The Londoner’s F&B concepts are created by Amir Jati, Creative Director at Edwardian Hotels London, and The Londoner’s Executive Chefs Matt Downes, Shailesh Deshmukh and Neil Armstrong. With over ten years’ experience leading Nobu’s global private dining and events team, under Amir’s guidance, the culinary teams at Edwardian Group London have been recognised with various awards and accolades, including: Peter Street Kitchen, Best Luxury Restaurant, at the British Restaurant Awards 2019, and Mayfair Kitchen, Best Luxury Restaurant in London at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2019, and Best Contemporary Italian Restaurant in London at LUX Global Hospitality Awards 2019.
8 at The Londoner
Located atop The Londoner with a breath-taking view of the city is its decadent rooftop izakaya lounge, 8 at The Londoner. Presenting a palette of world-class modern Japanese cuisine, innovative mixology, and dramatic design, 8 at The Londoner is timeless yet contemporary, and will showcase a blend of the finest ingredients and expert traditional techniques, creating a sophisticated experience above the capital’s most iconic neighbourhood.
Offering wonderful transitions of both in and outdoor dining, 8 at The Londoner features a chic lounge area with a firepit at its centre, a Japanese-inspired minimalist terrace, playfully blurring inside and outside with retractable skylights, and glimpses of the city’s silhouette, as well as a breath-taking Shima Garden.
The signature restaurant of The Londoner, is located on the ground floor, with both street and hotel access and a terrace overlooking the hustle and bustle of Leicester Square. Whitcomb’s will offer guests an escape to the Mediterranean in a light and artistic setting.
Situated on the corner of St Martin’s Street and Orange Street, Joshua’s Tavern will serve as a neighbourhood drinking spot specialising in terroir-led gintonicas. The venue’s namesake, 18th-century portrait artist and Leicester Square local, Sir Joshua Reynolds favoured gin above all else and The Londoner team have taken inspiration from his love of the spirit and created a menu that honours and innovates.
Reminiscent of the drinking dens Sir Joshua would have frequented in the area, Joshua’s Tavern will be a new hub for the creative communities around Leicester Square and a watering hole for like-minded professionals.
Radiating from the lobby of The Londoner is The Stage, featuring an all-day programme of menus centred around the luxury, glamour, elegance and sophistication of its headliner, Champagne. The Stage’s offering brings about a fusion of classicism through coveted vintages, prestige cuvées and the finest ingredients with a cosmopolitan and modern attitude, fitting of The Londoner’s central London location and state of the art design.
The Stage’s design presents a synergy of opulence and avant-garde, both intimate and seductive, whilst open and inviting, featuring accents of cream and gold, low-level comfortable armchairs, and chic bar dining. The Stage will also feature a curated entertainment line-up.
Complementing The Retreat, The Londoner’s 24-hour gym and wellbeing area, is Refuel, a sanctuary hidden beneath Leicester Square, offering an escape from the stresses of daily life and a food and beverage designed to refresh, recharge and rejuvenate. Perfect for gym-goers, poolside wellness or dietary regimes, the Refuel clinic will be open only to hotel guests, members and day spa guests.
HOTEL GUESTS ONLY
The Residence, exclusively for hotel residents, will be hidden above the happenings of the ground floor and will feature an exclusive collection of discrete areas made for relaxing, working and indulging. Guests can enjoy complimentary items from the moving Residence Cart – offering fresh breakfast delicacies in the morning and followed by Mediterranean antipasti.
For intimate dining, The Residence’s Y Bar and The Drawing Room will offer an à la carte menu and a curated reserve wine list, complemented by signature house cocktails. Guests will also be able to experience The Whisky Room, where a secret passage will reveal an intimate 14-cover parlour, for guests to explore the world of Whisky including the rare, renowned and the yet-to-be-discovered.
The Londoner’s in-room dining experience will provide a culinary tribute to haute couture, where the capital’s contemporary dining scene meets elegant silver tray service.
Edwardian Hotels London
Edwardian Hotels London is one of the UK’s largest privately owned hotel groups, which has been operating and developing its hospitality portfolio, including upscale five- and four-star luxury hotels, since Jasminder Singh OBE began his career within the hospitality industry in 1977; forming the beginnings of what would become Edwardian Hotels London.
Today, Edwardian Hotels London owns and operates The May Fair, The Edwardian Manchester, both part of premium lifestyle brand Radisson Collection, 10 Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels across London and a range of luxury restaurant and bar brands, including the award-winning Kitchen concept restaurants; May Fair Kitchen, Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, Peter Street Kitchen, Leicester Square Kitchen, Monmouth Kitchen and May Fair Bar, as well as Steak & Lobster and Scoff & Banter.
Edwardian Hotels London is currently engaged in its latest project, The Londoner. Set to open in September 2021, the world’s first super boutique hotel in London’s Leicester Square will incorporate a luxury lifestyle hotel, six concept eateries, bars, The Retreat and private screening rooms. It is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ prestigious Legend Collection.
For more information, visit http://www.edwardian.com