Morgans Hotel Group has now opened reservations for on the capital’s South Bank, in advance of the hotel opening its doors on September 30, 2014.
The first ever Mondrian branded boutique hotel outside the United States, the hotel will bring the energy of the original Hollywood hotel to the iconic Sea Containers building. Located on London’s revitalized South Bank, Mondrian London at Sea Containers boasts a wealth of diverse culture on its doorstep, including the Tate Modern, Borough market and the Southbank Centre all within walking distance. With a combination of unique riverside views, two exciting new bars, a restaurant and a bustling urban vibe reflecting the local neighborhood, Mondrian is set to become London’s new destination.
Many of the 359 guest rooms and suites offer stunning river and city views, with the hotel designed by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of Tom Dixon. Mondrian London will bring the glamour of Anglo-American, transatlantic travel together with Tom’s unique industrial constructions to create a distinct design for the property. A striking, soft chain sculpture standing next to a dramatic copper hull act as focal points for guests entering the hotel lobby, effortlessly highlighting the contrasting design forces. With the Golden Age of Transatlantic Ship Travel as a departure point and ocean liner cabins as his inspiration, Dixon has created fitted and well-thought-out rooms, incorporating metallic and brass throughout.
Dandelyan, headed up by cocktail expert Ryan Chetiyawardana (AKA Mr Lyan), will serve innovative cocktails and refined interpretations of the classics, taking inspiration from the botanical wilds of the British countryside and around the world. Mondrian London will also house an exclusive rooftop bar with breath-taking views across the city.
One of New York’s most exciting and dynamic chefs, Seamus Mullen, has crafted a menu combining the best of Britain with America. With fresh produce sourced from nearby Borough Market and working alongside Executive Chef Luke Rayment, Mullen will create delicious dishes full of the delicate and natural flavors characteristic of Mullen’s cooking. The restaurant’s open kitchen and visible wood-fired oven are key features of the eatery, alongside a standalone-seated dining bar in the middle of the room and a private dining room with terrace. During the warmer months, customers can enjoy the menu on the terrace along the banks of the River Thames.
Embracing the Hollywood glamour, renegade origins and bold nature of the aspirational Mondrian brand, AGUA Bathhouse & Spa will create a distinct social hub for guests, filled with unique SPA Therapy experiences, treatments and an exciting array of products, most of which are new to the global spa arena.
AGUA Spa will feature a core range of signature treatments in a fully curated SPA experience menu, featuring exclusive collaborations with niche wellness brands and experts that include Soveral, Dr. Jackson’s Natural Product, Estelle & Thild, GLAMGLOW Mud, Natura Bisse and CIATE.
AGUA Bathhouse & Spa embraces traditions and the social community of the Roman bathhouse cultures and this theme weaves throughout the entire space. The cutting edge design of AGUA at Mondrian is also envisioned by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of Tom Dixon, and boasts six spacious treatment suites and Spa & Glamour Lounges. The boutique urban spa pays homage to the senses, playing on a theme of being submersed in a lucid dreamscape of underwater tranquility. Curving walls and luminous pathways complement the maritime inspired experience.
In addition to over 20,000 square feet of food, beverage and spa outlets at Mondrian London, the hotel will also feature six flexible spaces with over 5,500 square feet of stylish and unique venues for meetings, groups and special events. All facilities will provide state-of-the-art audio, video and telecommunications capabilities, and the hotel will also include a 56-seat private screening room and seven fully-wired and linked junket rooms with terraces and river views for a variety of entertainment needs. Additionally, the hotel will house the new London headquarters of advertising and communications industry experts, Ogilvy Group.
Room rates start at £195 per night plus VAT. A preview rate of £165 plus VAT will also be available on selected nights for a limited time.