Breathing a breath of fresh (designer) air into one of London’s iconic lifestyle hotels, One Hundred Shoreditch is slated to open in February. Before then, Hotel Designs went inside for a sneak peak…
Located in prime position on Shoreditch High Street, One Hundred Shoreditch is the new hotel from Lore Group, the group behind Sea Containers London, Pulitzer Amsterdam, Riggs Washington DC and Lyle Washington DC. Designed by Lore Group Creative Director Jacu Strauss, One Hundred Shoreditch will reflect how the area has evolved during the last decade, with interiors that mirror the neighbourhood’s new, grown-up feel while retaining the buzz and vibrancy synonymous with the area in the hotel’s public spaces.
The 258 guestrooms and suites have been designed with calm and comfort in mind, giving guests headspace and a place to disconnect from the outside world. The rooms are finished in neutral colour schemes with original abstract art, while the suites feature a mix of bespoke furniture and curated vintage pieces, in addition to large terraces with views of Shoreditch and the London skyline.
“We’re super excited about the opening of One Hundred Shoreditch and seeing the new spaces come to life,” said Mark Jonathan Heyburn, Hotel Manager. “The team and I can’t wait to start welcoming guests in February and showcasing the hotel to our neighbours and community”.
One Hundred Shoreditch will also offer the largest choice of restaurants and bars within one hotel in the area, including three bars, a restaurant, a coffee shop using local roasters Ozone Coffee, and a take-out hatch ensuring that there’s something for everyone at any time of day or night. Inspired by England’s fishing villages and coastal towns, Goddard & Gibbs will be a casual, all-day restaurant specialising in British seafood with a focus on ethical sourcing and local suppliers. The Wine Bar will be an easy space to wind down or enjoy a glass with friends, and the wines on offer will represent a mix of modern, forward-thinking producers sitting alongside more celebrated regions, all complimented by sharing plates. As a playful extension of the restaurant, the Hatch will be a fun addition to the Shoreditch High Street offering an easy way to order seafood and snacks to eat on the go.
In the basement, drinks visionary Ryan “Mr Lyan” Chetiyawardana will open Seed Library – a laid-back bar where the drinks harness a rich manifesto of heritage ingredients to create new takes on favourite serves with a cleaner, differently composed balance, sitting alongside a handpicked selection of beers and wine.
The Rooftop at One Hundred Shoreditch will offer panoramic views of East London, alongside a menu of Champagnes, sparkling wines, cocktails and spritzes. Pink marble accents and lush foliage come together to create a space that feels like a private garden in the heart of Shoreditch, which can be privately booked for events. The Lobby Bar will act as the hotel’s living room – a comfortable space serving a selection of drinks and cocktails alongside Neapolitan pizzas.
One Hundred Shoreditch will also be home to five meetings and events spaces suitable for everything from private dining and receptions to meetings and weddings. The largest room, surrounded by floor to ceiling glass, offers views of the London city skyline.
As part of the hotel’s ongoing commitment to the local community, One Hundred Shoreditch has partnered with two charities: Spitalfield Crypt Trust – an East London charity focused on helping people facing homelessness and addiction transform their lives; and Refuge – a charity providing specialist support to those experiencing domestic violence and abuse. With design solutions that reflect the context as well as the Shoreditch community more broadly, One Hundred Shoreditch is set to ensure that the emblematic building it is redesigning and repurposing remains an integral part of the neighbourhood, while at the same time taking its place on the skyline of London’s hospitality scene.
> Since you’re here, why not read another Lore Group design story, our review of Riggs Washington D.C.?
Main image credit: One Hundred Shoreditch Hotel