In this week’s news, one new hotel and four to follow soon; more cocktails than you can shake a cocktail umbrella at; a new bar and restaurant near Wembley Stadium; and a chance to stay at a unique new hotel venture.
Novotel London St Pancras has re-opened as the Pullman London St Pancras following a comprehensive refurbishment. The four-star hotel offers 312 bedrooms, free Wi-Fi and a new restaurant serving modern European cuisine. Pullman London St Pancras is just three minutes’ walk from King’s Cross St Pancras Station, making it ideal if you’ve got an early or late train to catch. It’s also well-located for sightseeing, with the British Library and Wellcome Collection within walking distance, and excellent Tube, train and bus links.
Hotel operator Accor has announced it will open four new hotels in London this October. Novotel London Blackfriars; the flagship ibis London Blackfriars; ibis Shepherd’s Bush, within five minutes’ walk of Westfield London; and Mercure Greenwich in Maurice Drummond House, a 1930s building once used as accommodation for Metropolitan Police Officers. More information about all properties next month.
Eat and Drink
You can now drink and dine at Hilton London Wembley. The hotel has opened Association restaurant, serving modern British fare, and Icons bar, where you can enjoy a cocktail and views of Wembley Stadium.
The Trafalgar Hotel is hosting a pop-up art installation of work by Mark Fairhurst, who became an artist this August after being inspired by the Olympic Games. The hotel has created three new cocktails in celebration of the exhibition, which can be enjoyed in the Rockwell Bar & Restaurant.
The Dorchester Collection have also indulged in some mixology, and created five cocktails inspired by each of the designers shortlisted for this year’s Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. The cocktails are available until 3 October.
Fancy staying in a hotel run by Gordon Ramsay and Mary Portas? Then book your stay at Hotel GB, setting up in London for one week only in October as part of a TV series for Channel 4. The hotel will be staffed by TV celebrities and unemployed people looking to gain experience in the hospitality industry. To book, phone + 44(0)20 3227 5851 or email email@example.com explaining why you’d make a good guest on the show. There is a charge to stay at the hotel, which will be donated to unemployment charities.