16 OCTOBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 16 OCTOBER 2017

New hotel for South Bank

London’s South Bank gains a new hotel next September with the arrival of the 161-room Bankside, close to the City and many of the capital’s best-known landmarks including Tate Modern, the National Theatre and Borough Market.

The property, which includes seven suites, will be in the six-storey glass tower which is a feature of the One Blackfriars development and offer of meeting and event spaces, co-working areas and a neighbourhood-style restaurant and bar with terrace.

Interiors are being produced by former filmset producer Dayna Lee of Powerstrip Studios and promise a mixture of bespoke furniture and art celebrating local craftmanship and heritage. 

“We wanted to create a genuine boutique hotel for the modern mindset, with calm rooms and creative public spaces that reflect the vibrant, history-steeped community of SE1,” Lee said.

“We’ve had fun celebrating the local artistic community, including post-kiln pottery drying racks for shelves, leather-covered furnishings conjuring an ‘art school’ experience and punctuating these with lots of luxurious, custom-made features.”

Sustainability is feature of Bankside, with initiatives including in-room power-saving elements, rooftop beehives, an aim of zero waste landfill, sustainably-sourced wood and the use of eco-friendly paints throughout.


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