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Exactly one year since Mint Hotel Tower of London debuted its jaw-dropping panoramic Sky Lounge, the dreaded Hilton DoubleTree takeover that we announced back in September has finally come to pass. The hotel is now known as the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London- Tower of London (bit of a mouthful, eh?)—and this is just one out of eight Mint hotels across the UK and the Netherlands that DoubleTree plans to re-brand over the coming year.
Second up is the Mint Hotel London Westminster, which is now the DoubleTree by Hilton London- Westminster.
But things aren't looking so bad! Aside from their newly-extended tongue-twisty names, both hotels will get to hang onto the the design elements and amenities that guests have become accustomed to over the past year—like the Sky Lounge, the Living Wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, and the in-room iMacs (phew!) Hilton will extend its HHonors program to both of the Thames-facing hotels, making London stays even more attractive to repeat Hilton guests. And the cookie? Well, we don't mind if we do...
The Tower of London, with the City lurking behind it
It was only last week that Mint Tower of London caught our eye with its appealing-to-the-bosses 45 minute lunch, but now we’re looking at it slightly more fondly, since it’s launching a walking tour of the City of London.
The tours are led by Geoff Boyd, a qualified local guide, and will take in sights like the Bank of England, Royal Exchange and All Hallows By The Tower – the oldest church in the City, where Samuel Pepys went to check out the Great Fire of London – to the Thames, London’s first (17th century) coffee house, and Leadenhall Market, where Harry Potter was filmed.
We've found quite possibly the best place to drink alfresco in London this summer at the Mint Hotel Tower of London's Sky Lounge.
It's certainly got one of the best views. No matter which way you look out you can see a London landmark from every angle. One side you have the Tower of London, River Thames and City Hall. The other side you have a close up of the Shard, the tallest building in London and behind you is the famous Gherkin.
If you want to add a bit of greenery to your view just look down at the hotel's Living Wall the biggest in Europe.
It's only been open for three months but the Mint Hotel Tower of London is keeping things fresh with the addition of one of those cool, eco living walls. And not just any living wall the "the tallest live green wall on a building in Europe".
The wall was unveiled last month and contains 40 species of plants which make up the whooping 184,000 plants that cover 1,025 square meters of the hotels exterior. We wonder what the Athenaeum Hotel will have to say about it as up until now they were the only London hotel to have a living wall. And let's face it the Mint's living wall dwarfs their one which has only 12,000 plants.
It's been two weeks since the Mint Hotel, Tower of London opened its doors, so we thought we’d check in to see how things are going.
The hotel opened on December 20th and it looks like it's all going very well. So far there haven’t been any press reviews of the hotel but there has been three TripAdvisor reviews which are all pretty sweet. All three praise the hotel with one user stating "Overall... cannot find a single fault!”
SkyLounge the hotels rooftop bar and garden, with views over the Thames and Tower Bridge seems to be going down a treat. On NYE the bar was packed with revelers watching the fireworks and incase you missed them they were some fireworks! Check out the view pictured -- we're guessing this will be the place to do cocktails this summer.
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The first Mint Hotel will be located at the Tower of London and is set to open on December 20. Yay! Just in time for Christmas. The hotel will have 583 rooms, a complimentary video library, free WiFi and yes, the iMacs in the rooms will remain. But it’s the suites we're liking the sound of.
The Thames suites have views over the River Thames and the Tower of London, a living room, dining area, separate bedroom and bathroom. But there is only two of these in the entire hotel, so you’ll need to book well in advance to bag one.