A new design hotel by Manhattan Loft Corporation in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is to open in Spring 2019.
The Stratford Hotel, located within the new Manhattan Loft Gardens skyscraper, will occupy the first six stories of the building with 145 guestrooms and suites.
Founded by Harry Handelsman, the man who restored St Pancras Hotel and Chiltern Firehouse, the 42-storey Manhattan Loft Gardens is situated in the upcoming cultural hub of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), the architects behind the some of the world’s best-known skyscrapers including the Burj Khalifa and One World Trade Centre.
The hotel will feature a triple-height lobby and a nine-meter high fireplace and art installation by Paul Cocksedge. Guestrooms offer floor to ceiling windows, stone-clad bathrooms with heated floors, and separate bathtubs.
Guests can also experience the culinary offering from the building’s two restaurants. The seventh floor will include the destination restaurant Allegra, open under the former head chef of The Chiltern Firehouse – Patrick Powell. Situated on the ground floor and under the creative direction of Ben Harrington, will also be the The Stratford Brasserie.
Hotel guests will also have access to live music, pop-up house parties and fitness events taking place throughout the building, including the three sky gardens carved into the tower at the seventh, 25th and 36th floors. Each garden provides a different use; the 36th a zen, relaxing space to lounge with daily yoga classes and panoramic views of the city; the 25th, sheltered from the elements by the tower’s unique cantilever, heated with fire pits, barbecues and a bar, and the seventh which will host the largest garden with water features, herb gardens and seating for Allegra restaurant.
Manhattan Loft Corporation CEO, Handelsman said:“Picture the perfect 21st Century hotel, what do you see? Impeccable facilities, immaculate service and a great location are all vital. But it needs that unique pulse those famous Manhattan hotels had, like the Carlyle, the Chelsea. A club, meeting place, hotel and home that never treats you like you’re ordinary.”