The NH group opened its first UK hotel as part of the new 250 City Road development in east London in January. Vibrant artwork, decor and furnishings pay homage to icons of the capital including Big Ben and the Royal Family. There’s also an Underground-themed gym and Bell & Whistle restaurant.
Opening in February, this 126-room hotel is the fourth Curio Collection by Hilton in London. Features include a wrought iron and copper staircase in tribute to the building’s previous incarnation as a cabinetmaker’s factory.
Developed by Edwardian Hotels London and located near Leicester Square, the new-build 16-storey property will have 350 rooms and is being described as ‘boutique in feel yet staggering in scale’. It is due to open in June.
The Munich-based Ruby Hotels group debuted its ‘lean luxury’ philosophy in the UK in January with the opening of the 76-room Ruby Lucy on the capital’s Southbank, by Waterloo station. Interior design is inspired by the area’s bustling fairs and markets, with a carnival theme throughout.
Nobu Portman Square
The Nobu group is preparing to open its second hotel in the capital this spring, the Nobu Hotel London Portman Square. The property will comprise 249 guestrooms, a trademark Nobu restaurant, several meeting spaces and a ballroom.