The day Studio 54 opened was the day nightlife was redefined. A 1970s disco club in New York City’s Midtown Manhattan neighborhood was a fever dream of excess, disco, scandal, and everything in between. More so because it had a guest book signed by Andy Warhol, Cher, Mick Jagger…you start walking. But we didn’t come to the defunct Studio 54, but to the man behind the legendary club, Ian Schrager, and his first EDITION hotel, the London EDITION.
Here is a look at extravagant LONDON Edition Hotel:
Unlike Studio 54, London EDITION is a more restrained and successful project. Like any good speakeasy, this hotel is unrecognizable from a mile away. It sits quietly among other neoclassical buildings on Berner’s Street without large signs or beautiful shrubs. Instead, it’s the door with the bulb that gives it away.
Housed in the old Berners hotel, this central Fitzrovia location in London is right in the heart of the action, with plenty to do, see, and eat nearby. But as one of the city’s premier resorts, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave, because Shrager and the Marriott Group have created something truly special.
The party, in fact, begins when you enter, because the lobby is also a bar, complete with a large chrome egg designed by the German lighting designer Ingo Maurer, a billiard table, and expensive sofas, the last of which is always available. some of London’s trendiest people. The London EDITION, after all, was designed to house Schrager’s ‘new meeting place’.
Although located in a heritage building – like many things in the capital – the hotel manages to fit in now and in the future. At first glance, you’ll find the charm of an aristocratic English manor but look closely and you’ll see the silliness of a London gentleman’s club. Time-tested marble columns, fireplaces, and intricately designed stucco ceilings inside are joined by futuristic touches such as a glowing and hypnotic egg. Portal a creation by Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn, it gives an impression that is not found in old bones like this.
Check-in was very easy thanks to Nazly, who encouraged us (as if to go) even though we had a 15-hour flight early in the morning. The staff here are all knowledgeable and knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the building, so finding information about the property was easy.
They call it rooms, but it feels like rooms. Very nice and stylish cabinets. Wood is the main theme here and you will find it on the oak walls and on the wall, its warmth seeps into the crisp white paper. The Scandi vibe is combined with a golden picture by the artist Hendrik Kerstens, as well as modern lamps and lighting. The bed is beautiful, and there are plush furs to add to the peaceful beauty.
The bathrooms are very different – clean, minimalist, and airy – although there are enough wooden accents to tie the two spaces together. Few have bathtubs, but the rain shower here is big enough for two people to walk in together – if that’s what you’re after. Our favorite part? Le Labo products with specially designed fragrances, which you can also buy from their store to bring home.
Food and drinks
The city is full of restaurants, bars, and shops, but who is a Londoner coming to the London EDITION, why would you want to leave? Berners Tavern is currently one of the city’s hottest spots for a good night’s sleep, not least because chef Jason Atherton has single-handedly dispelled any misconceptions about British cuisine.
The seasonal selections we sampled saw Michelin-starred Atherton’s offering music that celebrates Spring. These included Char Siu Dingley Dell Cooked Pork Chop and Roasted Lemon Sole, but vegetarians will also find they’re on good terms with the Spring Herbs Risotto, a light, hearty dish that’s the perfect way to sample British produce.
Meat lovers will enjoy grass-fed Scottish beef here, sourced from carefully sourced farmers, and prepared over a Mibrasa fire for the most beautiful and succulent cuts you’ll ever see. Top tip: save the salt cream. The Banana and Milk Chocolate Choux Bun with salted caramel and banana ice cream is to die for, but you can go straight for the Coconut and Pineapple Alaska, which comes with an Instagrammable fire display. During English Wine Week, there will also be English wines selected by Head Sommelier Giuseppe D’Aniello from June 18 – 26.
Otherwise, spend the night at the Lobby Bar or the Punch Room, both of which are packed before sunset.
Breakfast is also served at Berners Tavern, and you can get a good view of the art gallery that covers the walls. The Full English and Brioche French Toast here are soft and sinful and worth every calorie, but you’ll be satisfied with healthier options like oatmeal and fruit, or avo-toast, which is topped with Borough Market’s most aromatic flour. bread. The morning staff here were incredibly helpful and prompt, and our waiter even remembered our coffee order the next morning.
There is a well-equipped gym. It’s not huge, but it’s enough to get your blood pumping.
It doesn’t get any easier than this. The London EDITION is very close to some of London’s most famous landmarks, such as Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Soho. Alternatively, two tube stations – Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus – are close by, connecting you to the rest of the city with ease. Theaters in the West End are also a short drive away.
If we were here, we would be. An impressive place filled with the best of London food, locally sourced but sophisticated, a place that’s always busy, and when it’s time to kick back, a quiet, intimate place that’s relaxing. Then there’s the trademark Marriott service, which promises smiles and genuine service throughout. If ever there was a hotel that epitomizes the current state of things, it’s this one.
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