London’s Paddington district will be the location for the first property under the new Inhabit Hotels brand next year.
Scheduled to open in the summer of 2019, Inhabit London will be housed within six townhouses “off a quaint Paddington mews”, with interiors “fusing Scandinavian design influences with traditional British heritage and touches of Eastern flair”.
Business Traveller understands that the building currently houses the Metropolis London Hyde Park, part of the Shaftesbury Hotels Collection.
Features will include 90 rooms with artwork from local artists and Ren Clean Skincare amenities, as well as a 24-hour pantry shop, gym, and a café serving coffee, cold-pressed juices and an all-day menu.
Rooms will range from the Sleeper, offering a double bed in 10 sqm of space, to the Standard with a queen size bed in 16 sqm of space, and the Super, offering a “pied a terre” with king size bed and second sofa bed.
The hotel is keen to highlight its holistic approach, which it says includes “wellness‐ savvy staff, healthy food choices, a mind‐improving library and countless more thoughtful touches”. The atrium of the property will also serve as a meditative space, with fitness, yoga and meditation classes.
Inhabit London will be free of single-use plastics, and will also work with social enterprises including online platform Globechain, which connects businesses, charities and people to enable the reuse of unwanted and surplus items.
Rates at the hotel, which will be located on Southwick Street around five minutes’ walk from Paddington Station, will start from £150 per night room only and excluding VAT.
Inhabit is being touted as a new hotel “brand”, although it’s not clear at this stage what plans there are for a rollout of the offering.