Montcalm Royal London House first opened in October last year and has been steadily adding new facilities to the property since then, with its spa, events and meeting space, and ninth-floor private suites opening earlier this year.
Situated close to London’s Liverpool Street station and Shoreditch area, the 253-bedroom hotel marks a remarkable transformation from an imposing mid-century office building into a stylish five-star property with unique and striking views of London’s City skyline.
The property is owned by Montcalm, which has a collection of individual five-star properties in London including M by Montcalm Shoreditch, The Montcalm London Marble Arch, The Marble Arch by Montcalm, London City Suites by Montcalm and The Montcalm at The Brewery London City.
Montcalm Royal London House has been renovated to include statement copper pipe lighting, exposed brick walls mixed with original reclaimed parquet flooring, silk-lined corridors, feature staircases and turquoise leather stools.
Bedrooms in the hotel are furnished with bespoke feature designs, with a particular focus on state-of-the-art technology. Bedrooms include 18 junior suites, 14 master suites with 55-inch TVs, nine studio suites with kitchenettes for long stays and five business suites.
Also included are ‘Two Palm Suites’ with private balconies overlooking the Shard and other iconic landmarks in the capital. All rooms feature a pre-order pillow menu, in-room Nespresso machines, in-room aroma of choice, as well as Elemis and Hermès toiletries and a private butler service on request.
With a particular focus on technology, the property claims it will be the first hotel in the UK to offer 10GB bandwidth capacity on demand. Meanwhile, the bedrooms will be furnished with iPod docking stations, smart 55-inch TVs and a complimentary handy smartphone service (a company featured in our Ones to Watch feature on page 27), giving guests unlimited 3G internet data and free local and international calls to selected countries.
Facilities in the hotel include two restaurants; two bars; meeting and event spaces that can cater for up to 300 guests or smaller events of around 60; and its ‘Urban Spa’ which features Versace wall tiles, a swimming pool, jacuzzi, two treatment rooms, a sauna and a steam room.
This feature first appeared in the March 2017 issue of Hotel Owner