The Londoner, the world’s first super boutique hotel opening in Leicester Square, will delay its original June 2020 opening due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus. The 350-bedroom hotel, spread across 16 storeys, is the latest project from Edwardian Hotels London.
The Londoner moves opening to early 2021
The revised timeline is due in part to coronavirus-related restrictions, which have led to a reduced number of construction workers on-site.
Charles Oak, Hotel Director at The Londoner, comments, “As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation sadly remains with us, more than ever the health and safety of our staff and community is our primary concern. We remain alert to advice and continue to adapt our best practices accordingly, particularly with the construction efforts of the hotel. Work is now continuing on site and our teams will advance the development to an early 2021 timeline.
We are deeply disappointed that we have had to make this decision after all of the hard work and dedication from our partners to date and knowing how much excitement had built for the hotel’s launch this year. However, we know that this is absolutely the right thing to do to protect the safety and wellbeing of our community and we look forward to unveiling this hotel that we are so proud of next year.”
Hotel Director Charles Oak, formerly of The May Fair, is leading a dedicated team of professionals trained in Edwardian Hotels London’s exemplary service standards to prepare for the hotel opening.
A brand-new build in the heart of London, The Londoner will open in Leicester Square with interiors crafted by Yabu Pushelberg and architecture by Woods Bagot. Complete with 350 guest rooms, suites and a tower penthouse with panoramic views, two private screening rooms, a mix of six concept eateries - including bars and a tavern, alfresco dining on the ground floor and a contemporary Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and fire pit – plus an expansive ballroom suited for any occasion, a variety of meeting spaces and a results-driven gym and spa, The Londoner will deliver the very best in luxury, offering the capital a new urban oasis and the most sophisticated veritable playground.
The Londoner, a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection, is the latest project by Edwardian Hotels London, the privately-owned hotel group behind the development of The May Fair Hotel, the newly opened The Edwardian Manchester and a collection of restaurant and bar brands, including May Fair Kitchen, May Fair Bar, Bloomsbury Street Kitchen and award-winning Peter Street Kitchen.
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