High-end hotel group ME by Meliá launches its flagship hotel, ME London this month.
The hotel is Foster + Partners’ first UK hotel project and the first for which they have designed all of the interiors and exteriors.
The interiors fuse contemporary detailing and classic traditions, with a dramatic monochrome palette.
Situated in Marconi House, the original London home of BBC radio, ME London offers a luxe collection of 157 rooms, including 16 suites, and ultra-luxurious Suite ME and a two floor penthouse in the turret of the building.
Each guest’s stay will be orchestrated by the dedicated “Aura Experience Manager”, whose job it is to know the city back-to-front and use this knowledge to make the hotel’s service truly bespoke.
One of the highlights of the hotel is the rooftop terrace lounge and bar – Radio. Radio, a nod to the building’s past as the home of BBC radio, is the only rooftop venue in the Strand / Aldwych area to be open from breakfast until late, and boasts panoramic views of London.
Nigel Dancey, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners said : “We took the city as our inspiration: the grand scale of Aldwych, the detailing of neighbouring Marconi House, the views over the West End from the roof gardens and drew on these to give ME London’s guests a unique experience of London. The site is right in the heart of Theatreland and has a fascinating history, most notably as the home of the Gaiety Theatre – we tried to recapture a little of the spirit and glamour of the stage.”