Accor and partner SBE have signed an agreement to bring the Mondrian brand back to the UK capital next year.

The deal will see existing hotel and members’ club The Curtain rebranded as the Mondrian Shoreditch London, following “an update and restyling of the hotel”.

The switch is expected to take effect in spring 2021, and The Curtain Members’ Club will continue to operate alongside the rebranded hotel.

The move will mark the return of Mondrian to London – it had previously operated a hotel within the Sea Containers building on the South Bank, but this was rebranded in early 2019.

Mondrian London debrands

The 120-room Mondrian Shoreditch London will feature the first UK restaurant by Spanish Michelin-starred chef Dani Garcia, and will also see the return of the brand’s rooftop Rumpus Room to the capital.

It will be the sixth Mondrian property worldwide, and is being billed as “a European flagship”.

Accor took a 50 per cent stake in SBE in 2018, and the two groups plan to open ten new Mondrian properties by 2022, including Mondrian Bordeaux and Mondrian Cannes next year.

Forthcoming hotels in Australia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Maldives, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are also “soon to be announced”.

Commenting on the news Gaurav Bhushan, CEO of Accor’s new Lifestyle division, said:

“The return of Mondrian to London marks a key moment in the brand’s development and reinforces our commitment to establishing the leading lifestyle brand in the heart of the most exciting cultural cities in the world.”,