London's South Place Hotel to open in September

8 Jun 2012 by BusinessTraveller

The first hotel by restaurateurs D&D will open close to London’s Moorgate rail and tube station this September, featuring 80 rooms, two restaurants and three bars.

South Place Hotel will be housed within a former office building on South Place, just north of Finsbury Circus and within walking distance of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations.

The property is the first hotel by D&D London, the restaurant group which bought out Conran Restaurants in 2006.

The hotel will feature Conran-designed interiors and works by local artists, including a dedicated window art space on the ground floor, given over to the winner of the South Place Hotel Art Prize.

There will be 80 rooms featuring free wifi, Joesphine Home bedlinen, Bang and Olufsen TVs, large writing desks and amenities by perfumer James Heeley.

The menu at the seventh floor Angler restaurant will focus on “seafood and shellfish from across the British Isles”, and will feature a private dining room with views of the Gherkin, and a rooftop terrace.

Other facilities will include 3 South Place restaurant and bar on the ground floor, a first floor “secret garden”, meeting rooms named after “classic spies and secret agents”, a gym, and a residents’ games room with events including Sunday Cinema sessions and curated music nights

A member of the Design Hotels group, the property will officially launch in September, but general manager Bruce Robertson said that “we plan to open our restaurants and bars and to offer some previews and special events in time for the Olympics”.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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