Restaurant group D&D London (owners and operators of more than 30 restaurants in London, Paris, New ork, Copenhagen and Tokyo) is opening South Place Hotel – the group’s first hotel ever – next month in the City of London.
Conran designed interiors; two restaurants, three bars and a roof terrace; five meeting and private dining rooms; 80 bedrooms, studios and suites; gym treament rooms and a residents’ gameroom … yup, it’s gonna be a luxe kind of accommodation catering to biz travellers during the week (it’s right round the corner from Moorgate Station and a short walk from Liverpool Street) and sophisticated city break types on the weekend.
Still in finishing touches mode, I managed a sneak peek visit this morning. This is gonna be a snazzy place. All these years I’ve been living in London, it never ceases to amaze me that there’s room for yet more upscale stuff in the City. I mean, there’s really not much nearby competition for a hotel such as this one aims to be.
The rooftop is especially nice with ooh/ahh skyline views. The showcase suite I snooped around was lovely as well: highest thread count Egyptian cotton linens, room for three tub, “power” shower, massive Bang & Olufsen TV, James Heeley toiletries, local and Londony art.
I’m hoping to get in there soon after the hotel’s open for another prowl. Until then, check ‘em out online at southplacehotel.com or mosey by 3 South Place, EC2M 2AF to have a look-see for yourself.