This is what we’re hoping to see will come in its place: a six-story brand-new hotel with between 120 and 135 rooms, a restaurant, and bi-level bar and rooftop swimming pool. [UPDATE: We were informed by Achenbaum's people that the rendering that floats around the internet is not of his project, so what the hotel will look like continues to be a mystery. Stay tuned] We know bulldozing an existing building is not quite the same as constructing and fitting out a new one, but can we still hope for a late summer-to-fall 2015 opening?
Depending on how British weather decides to behave next year, it might be 2016 before the vintage hipster Shoreditch Achenbaum pool party becomes a reality. When we find out more about the hotel – name, interiors, or other – we’ll let you know.
[Photo: JasonD for HotelChatter, Rendering: Shaw Corporation]