London’s Southbank to get new hotel

16 Oct 2017 by Mark Caswell
Bankside exterior

A new “design-forward” hotel is set to open on London’s Southbank next year, located within the One Blackfriars development.

The 161-room Bankside is set to open in September 2018, and will be housed within a six-storey glass building close to Blackfriars Bridge.

The property will feature interiors by film set producer-turned-interiors architect Dayna Lee, of Powerstrip Studios, with “a mid-century modern aesthetic”… “balanced by an eclectic mix of bespoke furniture and art that celebrates local craftmanship and heritage”.

Facilities will include a restaurant and bar with outdoor terrace, fitness centre, and “white cube” spaces for meetings and events.

The hotel also says it will incorporate a range of sustainable initiatives, including in-room power-saving elements, sustainably sourced wood, the use of non or low-VOC (volatile organic compounds ) paints, rooftop beehives, and “an aim of zero waste landfill”.

Bankside guest room

Commenting on the development Danya Lee said:

“We wanted to create a genuine boutique hotel for the modern mindset, with calm rooms and creative public spaces that reflect the vibrant, history-steeped community of SE1.

“We’ve had fun celebrating the local artistic community including post-kiln pottery drying racks for shelves, kid-leather-covered furnishings conjuring an ‘art school’ experience and punctuating these with lots of luxurious, custom-made features.’

The hotel will be located close to the 359-room Mondrian at Sea Containers, which opened in 2014, and was reviewed by Business Traveller here.

Rates at Bankside will start from £260 per night.

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