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Crossing the Pond For First Details on the Mondrian & Hudson London

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April 17, 2013 at 10:35 AM | by | ()

We might have talked about Morgans Hotel Group most recently given the drama surrounding The Delano South Beach, but on the other side of the pond there’s positive news to share: some first details on both Mondrian and Hudson London.

Having looked at some early shots of Sea Containers House as it began its transformation, and watched its Jubilee-inspired wrapping, we see construction progressing week after week, which should lead to Mondrian London opening early next year.

The hotel will have 316 rooms and suites, with head-on river views obviously being a key attraction of some rooms. There’s also talk of outside space for some, which we’re not sure will work on the riverfront given the structure of the building, but we’ll have to see.

Renderings show additional virtually all-glass floors added at the top of the hotel, no doubt the space for the rooftop bar and terrace. The ground floor will have a riverside restaurant and bar with outside seating, there’s meeting and event space, and one of the amenities du jour: a private screening room. Last but not least is an aqua spa.

Design is under the direction of Tom Dixon, and will ‘embody the elegance of a transatlantic 1920's liner combined with a healthy dose of 1980's post-modernism’. We’ll be sure to share snapshots with you next time we walk by the future hotel.

Another site we're scouting is on Great Scotland Yard, around the corner from the Corinthia, where Hudson London will arrive about a year later, in 2015. The beginning of the expansion of the Hudson brand on a global level, the hotel will have 234 rooms in a century old Edwardian building, formerly used by the Ministry of Defense. A restaurant on the ground floor, a library lounge, and flexible boardroom space round out the hotel’s facilities.

Stay tuned for more on both Mondrian and Hudson soon.

[Renderings: Morgans Hotel Group]

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