London's Boundary Gets a Nod for 'Most Stylish Hotel' in Europe
Being from London, when we think about sexy hotels, we don’t immediately think London. We think a little lovenest on the Seine, private beaches on the Med, that kind of thing. But now we are thinking again, because Boundary in little East London just got named the most stylish hotel in Europe at the European Hotel Design Awards.
We’ve kept meaning to visit Boundary since it opened in January, but were put off by the fact that it’s a Terence Conran project and we think of him as a bit posh for our tastes (we once went to his Bluebird restaurant in Chelsea to find we’d missed Kate Middleton – AKA Ms Prince William – by a couple of minutes).
But turns out we were wrong.
The project has three restaurants and bars, 12 rather lovely-looking bedrooms (decidedly not posh from the pictures), five suites and a foody shop. Weather permitting, you can eat on the roof as well, with views over the City of London.
Other big winners were the Aurelio Hotel in Lech, Austria, for bedroom and bathroom interior design and Malmaison Aberdeen for its restoration project. See the full list here.
In the meantime, we’re off to Shoreditch to eat some humble pie at the Boundary. Fancy staying there? A room this weekend will set you back £180.