Melia Hotels International’s forthcoming Me London property, which was damaged by fire earlier this year, will now open in June 2012.
Designed by Foster and Partners and located at the corner of the Strand and Aldwych, the building suffered fire damage in June this year (see online news June 14).
In an interview with Business Traveller in September, Melia Hotels International CEO Gabriel Escarrer said that the property would open before the London 2012 Olympic games, and the group has now conformed a June opening date.
The 157-room Me London will combine the historic facade of Marconi House with a new Portland Stone building, and will feature a striking pyramid shaped lobby area, fitness and business centres, complimentary wifi throughout, a rooftop bar with views of Somerset House and the Thames, and a food and beverage offering from fashionable New York restaurant, STK House.
The hotel will join the Melia White House, located next to Regents Park, as the second Melia-branded property in the capital.
For more information visit me-by-melia.com.
Report by Mark Caswell