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Best Hotel Opening of 2013: The London Edition

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  Site Where: Berners Street, London, United Kingdom, W1A 3BE
December 30, 2013 at 9:02 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's that time of year again: the 2013 HotelChatter Awards! Today and tomorrow, we'll be showcasing the best (and worst) of hotels over the past year. But we couldn't do it without you! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or shoot us an email. And the Award goes to...

London had a big hotel year, and among many highlights was a major moment in September, when Ian Schrager introduced our winner for best hotel opening: The London Edition. Sitting in the wood-panelled Punch Room, we heard his thoughts on the industry today and his vision for the brand, giving us hope that Edition was leaving early setbacks behind and headed for a brighter, opening-filled future.

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The New York Edition: So Good They're Doing it Twice UPDATED

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  Site Where: 5 Madison Avenue [map], New York, NY, United States, 10018
November 18, 2013 at 9:09 AM | by | Comment (1)

Ian Schrager wasn't kidding when he said size doesn't matter; his Edition Hotels are going big.

While checking on the opening date for the upcoming New York Edition at the website, we were pretty floored to read that there will, in fact, be two Editions coming to New York.

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AC Hotels By Marriott Will Open First U.S. Hotel in Miami Beach (Across From The Edition!)

Where: 2912 Collins Avenue [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States
October 9, 2013 at 8:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

Earlier this summer we were crazy excited about Marriott's plans to import their Spanish design hotel collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, into the U.S. The stateside version of the brand plans to keep its design-forward integrity as well as remain affordable. Oh and have free WiFi too. (Yes, a Marriott hotel brand with totally free WiFi is happening.)

Now the Miami Herald reports that the first hotel will open in Miami Beach. Claro.

Looking at the developer's Robert Finvarb Companies website, the address for the 150-room hotel is listed as 2912 Collins Avenue which puts it right across the street from the Edition Miami Beach, opening sometime next year. Interestingly, this developer is the same one behind the new Hyatt South Beach in the 1600 block of Collins Avenue. (More to come on that soon.)

While detes are scant on the developer's site, you can expect the following from the hotel:

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Ian Schrager Walks Us Through His Newest Hotel, The London Edition

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  Site Where: 10 Berners Street, London, United Kingdom, W1T 3NP
September 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM | by | Comments (3)

While the opportunity to scope out The London Edition on opening day would have been more than enough to lure us to the city’s Fitzrovia neighborhood last week, there was more: Ian Schrager was there to talk us through his thinking on the hotel, the Edition brand, and collaborating with industry giant Marriott.

Key things we picked up? It takes him mere hours (hours!) after arriving in a city to come up with the overall idea of how his new hotel is going to work. Each Edition will be different, combining the aspects of the building, local geography and customs, and popular culture, but with the same Edition attitude. Aside from London, New York, and Miami, there is Los Angeles, as well as “advanced discussions” in Paris. Over in Asia, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, and Sanya are all in the pipeline, as well as Bangkok (jenga!) of course. Then there is India and the Middle East on the list. While he is not directly involved in newcomer Moxy, he does offer his opinion if he has one – which we don’t doubt he does. Read on for more.

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Hot Off The Press: Inside The Just-Opened London EDITION Hotel

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  Site Where: Berners Street, London, United Kingdom, W1A 3BE
September 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

The day has finally come! The London EDITION is now open! We're practically crying tears of joy and relief as we've been waiting years for this opening. Years.

Our man on the London scene, JasonD, peeped around the hotel today and sent back a few photos for us to drool over. He'll be dishing on all the ins and outs of the Edition next week but for now, just enjoy the eye candy.

Also, this place looks familiar, no? Oh, Ian Schrager we know you too well.

[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter]

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The Shangri-La Hotel in London Still Has No Opening Date

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  Site Where: 10 Berners Street, London, United Kingdom
August 12, 2013 at 9:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

The other big hotel opening in London, aside from Edition Hotels (which is opening on September 12) is of course the Shangri-La at the Shard.

While the viewing platform at the top has been open for months, and a number of restaurants have moved into Europe’s tallest structure as well, Shangri-La looks to have a classic of hotel delay. Initially scheduled to be ready for the Olympics (ha!), we’ve had end of June, the more non-committal “summer”, and end of September as D-day for the group’s first UK property at various points in time. As of now, there is still no confirmed opening date – all we hope is that it will make it this year.

Meanwhile, rates at Edition are holding steady at £270 (about $420) a night for a queen room, which will get you 237 square feet of hotelier Ian Schrager’s latest work. About $50 extra takes that up to a Superior Room at just over 300 square foot.

[Photo: JasonD for HotelChatter]

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Huzzah! The London EDITION is Now Opening on September 12

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  Site Where: 10 Berners Street, London, United Kingdom
July 25, 2013 at 10:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

This morning, we are completely gobsmacked, as the Brits would say. We've just discovered that the London Edition Hotel is now opening on September 12!

Previously, we reported the hotel would be opening on October 15 and very rarely do hotels ever open before that. But whatever the reason for the early opening, we'll take it!

Rates start at 295 pounds a night or about $451 a night. However, if you use code LPR at booking you can get that rate down to 255GBP or about $390

The hotel's website is also showing off a few more room photos including a shot of the very minimalist bathroom. No photos of the Berners Tavern restaurant or the Punch Room lounge but we suspect those are forthcoming.

To celebrate the opening, Edition Hotels in collaboration with Sedition, the digital art collecting site, to offer Edition fans "Prosopopoeia" from artist Mat Collishaw. It's pretty much a big shiny diamond. We hope that's what we'll find at the London Edition as well.

[Photo: London Edition]

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5 Reasons Why We're Looking Forward to October in July

July 15, 2013 at 11:41 AM | by | Comments (0)

Hot days on the beach and cool dips in the ocean. Joy riding on sailboats. Crab fests washed down with cold beers. Feeling the breeze in your hair from the top of the ferris wheel. Chomping on salt water taffy. Enjoying chocolate-covered frozen bananas as you watch the world go by. Yup, summer is in full swing right now. But we're already looking forward to the chilly sweater season, thanks to these new hotels expected to open in October.

Here are 5 hotels that have us looking forward to October even in the middle of summer. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in comments below!

· THOMPSON CHICAGO: Set to open on October 1, the old Sutton Place Hotel promises rooms starting at 320-sq.ft., city views, REN spa amenities, 24-hour room service and a fully stocked minibar with Dean & Deluca snacks. We found rates on opening night for $263 a night for a 21-day advance purchase rate.

· HARD ROCK PALM SPRINGS: The latest rock star resort will open on October 5 out of the old Hotel Zoso. The place has been completely redone to include 160 rooms, including a VIP rock star suite along with a Rock Spa, a Body Rock fitness centers, a Rock Shop gift store, a few restaurants and a rocking pool scene. We found rates on opening night for $262 a night.

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A First Look at Ian Schrager's London Edition

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  Site Where: 10 Berners Street, London, United Kingdom, W1T 3NP
June 18, 2013 at 12:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

We recently told you hotelier extraordinaire Ian Schrager would bring The London Edition to the UK in October. Now Schrager has finally released more coveted details on this project (the brand he created with Marriott International), as he returns to London after the 15 years since he introduced both the Sanderson and St. Martins Lane hotels.

The London Edition sets out to preserve the original Berners Hotel, built in 1835 as five luxury Georgian townhouses and turned hotel in 1908. But don't think that means this'll be another stuffy-puffy London property. Schrager makes it clear:

“The hotel is inspired by the grand traditions of Great Britain: the traditional, aristocratic English country manor and the quintessential London private gentleman’s club with a modern, edgy, urban feel.”

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The London Edition Will Open on October 15 at $458 a Night

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  Site Where: 10 Berners Street, London, United Kingdom, W1T 3NP
June 10, 2013 at 10:53 AM | by | Comment (1)

See, we told you it was a good thing to follow EDITION Hotels on social media. Just this morning, we were cruising our Facebook feed and saw this about the London EDITION:

Naturally, we clicked over to the website right away and after trying a few dates, we finally found that the hotel will open on OCTOBER 15 with rates starting at 295 GBP a night. (Or about $458.) That's for a small (237-sq.ft.) guest room with a queen bed which also includes a 46-inch flat screen TV, turndown service, robes and slippers and free WiFi. The next room category is a superior room for 335 GBP a night, followed by the deluxe room at 375 GBP and then by a Loft-type room for over 465 GBP.

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More Than a Few Good Reasons To Follow Edition Hotels on Social Media

May 28, 2013 at 11:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

The much-hyped Edition Hotels has only just one hotel open right now--in Istanbul--but in checking out their social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you'd think they were open all over.

The pages, which have been seriously ramped up this month, highlight not just what Edition is about, but what Edition is into and that's mostly art, design, architecture, photography and other high-brow activities. Very rarely do they mention something from their hotel(s) but with London, New York and Miami on the very near horizon, we bet that will change.

In the meantime, here are more than a few good reasons to follow Edition Hotels on social media:

1. They tease their new properties. (Btw, the London Edition is opening in September.)

2. They read good books.

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London Keeps on Keeping On With All These New Hotels

May 21, 2013 at 9:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

Will this be the Hudson London?

If you thought London would be taking a break when it comes to hotel openings after a rather frenetic Olympic year, think again: the next few years look to be filled with all sorts of exciting stuff to keep us happy. We’re listing the hotels we have our eyes on for you below, and stay tuned as we will be taking you inside when we can.

- A rebirth rather than a brand new hotel, the former St. John Hotel became One Leicester Street on May 1, including a refurbished restaurant and outdoor terrace

- Over in King’s Cross, the Great Northern Hotel also got a new a lease on life as part of the revitalization of the entire station, with sleeper compartment-inspired rooms called Couchettes

- South Kensington got a new boutique hotel contender this month in the form of the 99-room Xenia Hotel on Cromwell Road, not far from the Ampersand we showed you last year

- Affordable-chic brand base2stay is re-branding itself as Nadler Hotels, and its flagship The Nadler Soho will open on June 1, a stone’s throw from the likes of Dean Street Townhouse and Firmdale’s the Soho Hotel

- This isn't really a new hotel but it is newsworthy--The Waldorf-Astoria Syon Park has now been downgraded to just the Hilton London Syon Park. A Hilton Worldwide spokesperson told Business Insider that, "Having operated the property since March 2011, we've mutually agreed with our owner that the new positioning will be the best fit for the local market."

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