24 FEBRUARY 2020
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Due to open on 25 June, Leicester Square’s The Londoner is set to become a major addition to the capital’s hotel portfolio. The 5-star property has 350 rooms and suites.
Costing more than £300m, the new hotel covers a site the size of a football pitch but is limited to eight storeys, with a rooftop Japanese restaurant, bar and patio. It has seven levels underground, including a swimming pool, gym, two screening rooms, hair and nail salon plus barber shop and what is claimed to be the largest ballroom in the UK.
The Londoner is a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts' Legend Collection and joins the May Fair Hotel, and Edwardian, Hampshire and Bloomsbury hotels as part of businessman Jasminder Singh‘s 12-strong Edwardian Hotels group.
In charge of the project is Charles Oak, well known as the general manager of the May Fair, and with this project for more than two years.
“We are nearly there”, he said, “Interior-wise, the hotel is virtually complete. The stunning façade is about to be revealed at this most famous of all the capital’s squares. You can see London from every room, and with a staff-to- guest ratio of two to one, we will offer the highest standards. I can’t wait to open.”
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