Hilton has announced plans to open a new Curio hotel in Stratford in 2020. Called The London Gantry, the 18-storey building will have 285 guestrooms, with several bar and restaurant spaces, including a rooftop bar overlooking the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to London’s skyline.

Located opposite Stratford International Train Station, the new hotel is also close to Westfield Stratford City shopping centre and has easy access to London’s Excel and O2 arenas.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said: “Stratford is London’s fastest growing business and leisure district, and a major contributor to the capital’s economic growth, with 125,000 new jobs forecast to be created in East London by 2030.

“The legacy of the 2012 Summer Olympics is evident, with world class facilities in transport, entertainment, shopping and sport, all within walking distance of The Gantry London.”

Warren Malschinger, director, The Gantry Group said: “The London Gantry will be our first project in partnership with Hilton and we are excited to add the Gantry to the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton.”

Design studios ICA were responsible for the hotel’s architecture. Chris Fegan, Director, ICA said: “It was great to work closely with a client whose vision was to create a landmark hotel which had the local neighbourhood at its heart. By layering the heritage of Stratford into the design we feel that we have created something that is iconic and will be a unique experience for guests.”

A hallmark of the hotel’s look is contrasting materials and old-school glamour with reclaimed chandeliers and velvet upholstery in a striking contemporary setting. Details such as artwork and objects reference the area’s heritage.

The Gantry London, Curio Collection by Hilton will be located on De Coubertin Street, London E20 1AE.