Edwardian Hotels has announced that its “super boutique” hotel The Londoner will open in June this year.
The 350-room and 35-suite property will be located on the southwest corner of Leicester Square, forming part of the redeveloped Odeon West End site which will also feature a cinema, spa, restaurants and bars.
Business Traveller attended the topping out ceremony for the hotel in late 2018, and last year it was announced that the hotel would be joining Preferred Hotels and Resorts’ Legend Collection.
The Londoner is being dubbed the UK’s “deepest” hotel, with the lowest floor some 30 metres below ground – almost as deep as the property will be tall.
The hotel will feature a rooftop bar serving cocktails and Japanese dishes, and a 1,000-capacity pillarless ballroom, as well as a signature Mediterranean restaurant, lobby bar and ground-floor “Gastro Tavern”.
The property is being developed by Edwardian Hotels, which owns and operates 11 Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels in London and central Manchester, as well as London’s The May Fair, a Radisson Collection Hotel.
The Londoner will be the latest in a raft of hotels to open on and around Leicester Square, including Hotel Indigo London – 1 Leicester Square which opened in 2018, and Victory House, London Leicester Square, MGallery by Sofitel, which opened in 2017 (and which now operates as an independent property).
Last year Marriott’s W London (also located on Leicester Square) completed a multi-million pound renovation of its 192 rooms and suites.