Located in the Aldgate area of London, the 212-key hotel showcases bespoke interiors that “reflect the history and charm of the area through the mix of materials, ceramics and furniture”.
The hotel’s 212 rooms are spread across three categories, ranging from deluxe doubles to junior suites with open-plan living spaces, roll-top baths and floor-to-ceiling views across the City. Guestrooms adhere to an open warehouse concept, influenced by the original warehouses transformed by artists into residential lofts’ in New York in the 1960s.
The hotel’s Presidential Suite, the largest of the suites, offers views across the City and Aldgate with 67sq m of unique loft-style space. The bathroom consists of a walk-in shower, separate WC cubicle, double vanity with a half-height wall of glass blocks that connects to the floor to ceiling window, and raised bathing area featuring a generous roll top bath. The open-plan living and dining area allows for a kitchenette, guest WC, cloakroom and office space.
The hotel also offers The Red Bean Roastery Café which celebrates the “communal identity” of East London. The restaurant, café and bar’s design takes inspiration from the market life of Columbia Road, Spitalfields and Brick Lane.
Using the “very best” of local British produce, the Grill Restaurant is designed for all kinds of travellers. USB docks sit beneath the marble counters for independent travellers and leather banquettes are designed for families to sit around circular tables.
Lindsey Bean-Pearce, co-head of interior design firm Dexter Moren who designed the hotel, said: “The interiors at Clayton Hotel City of London reflect the history and charm of the neighbourhood; through the mix of materials and furniture, lighting, colour palette and artwork we have linked to the local weaving industry, the Bell Foundry, warehouses and delftware to bring depth and interest to travellers and the surrounding community. Everything has a place and a story, which links back to the locality.”