ME London Hotel: the new hotel designed by Foster+Partners

Official opening planned for the March 1st 2013

by Malcolm Clark
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The new hotel designed entirely by Foster + Partners architects opens on 1st March in London: the ME London Hotel has 157 rooms, 17 suites and a penthouse on two levels created in the tower in the corner of Aldwych Crescent.

The ME London Hotel is located within an area that included the structure of an ancient theatre, the Gaiety, damaged during the Second World War and later demolished, on the corner of the Strand and Aldwych. The new building designed by Foster+Partners integrates seamlessly with Marconi House, the historic home of BBC Radio in 1922 and recently renovated.

ME London Hotel, which bears the name of the well-known Spanish multinational chain ME by Meliá, also has a meeting room, gym, spa, bar and restaurants with panoramic views of the city of London.

David Nelson, partner of the firm and project co-designer, emphasizes the fact that the firm designed the whole ME London Hotel:

It's the first hotel in London for which we have designed every single detail, both inside and outside. (...) Our intention has been to make sure that the hotel will be a unique experience … we put ourselves in the guests' positions to make sure that their experience would be exceptional, combining excellent functionality with a refined aesthetic value.”

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