This is a view of the hotel from the same angle, with a small garden (even better visible in the aerial shot below) at its eastern edge, which the building seems to rise up from. The five-story hotel will have 156 rooms, with a triple-height restaurant and bar space accessed from the garden. All food and beverage menus will be developed by Nobu Matsuhisa.
The aerial view shows the hotel wedged in between existing buildings on its narrow lot, a block behind Great Eastern Street.
Looking back from the other side of Willow Street, the building on the left is the back of Hoxton Shoreditch.
Even closer up are the graffiti-filled buildings across the alley on the other side, deserted and hermetically shut on a Saturday. If the existing buildings indeed need to be leveled, and the new hotel built from the ground up, we think first quarter of 2016 will be a tall order, but we’re eager for Nobu Hotels to blow us away. We’d guess rates to start around the £300 ($500) a night when Nobu Shoreditch opens.
[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter, Renderings: Nobu Hotels]