First look: the Londoner on Leicester Square to open in April 2021

02 December 2020 by
First look: the Londoner on Leicester Square to open in April 2021

The £300m Londoner hotel on Leicester Square has set an opening date of April 2021, having originally been due to open this year.

The 16-storey, 350-bedroom ‘urban resort' is owned and operated by Edwardian Hotels London and has been designed by Yabu Pushelberg, behind the Four Seasons hotel in Downtown Manhattan New York.

The venue will feature six food and beverage outlets including a signature restaurant, a ground-floor tavern and a Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and fire pit.

The subterranean levels will house a variety of meeting spaces, including a ballroom accommodating up to 864 guests, seven meeting rooms, as well as a wellness space, swimming pool and gym, hair and nail salon, barber shop and two private screening rooms.

The Londoner reception area
The Londoner reception area

Charles Oak, hotel director of the Londoner, said: "We hope that the Londoner will stand as a beacon of hope for London's ever resilient hospitality industry and are proud to be recruiting a world-class taskforce made up of the city's most hardworking and talented individuals. Together, we are looking forward to opening our doors in the spring and welcoming guests from all over to their new home from home, in the heart of the capital's most vibrant neighbourhood."

The property also secured a £175m ‘green loan' from HSBC UK, a first for the hospitality sector, which it said will be used to ensure it exceeds the BREEAM excellent category in building environmental and sustainable performance.

The Londoner is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts' Legend Collection.

The Londoner ballroom
The Londoner ballroom

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