London was and is hip, trendy and one of the world's most sought-after hotspots for city trips. This city manages the balancing act between tradition and modernity in all areas of life in a unique way. And if you're looking for a hotel that reflects this diversity of the city and is also super centrally located, then the ME Hotel London by MeliA is the place to be.
Annoyingly, but not so surprisingly, we end up coming from Heathrow airport in the mega traffic jam that begins in Kensington. My cunning driver knows great sneaky ways, and still I miss the appointment at the Tate Museum with an exclusive guided tour. Instead, sightseeing with ironic remarks about "his" city London, the permanent traffic chaos and, of course, the Brexit, which makes his wrath veins swell up.
The first hotel project by the architectural firm Foster& Partner
The 5* ME Hotel London, the avant-garde lifestyle brand of the MeliA Group, was designed by the ingenious architectural firm "Foster + Partner" in all interior and exterior areas and is located in the heart of the West End, the stylish district amidst theaters, (fashion) stores and galleries. The world famous opera house Covent Garden is only a few steps away.
As soon as I enter the lobby, I'm not missing out on an art experience A la the Tate Museum. Wohl but plenty of art in the form of modern sculptures, interesting paintings on the walls and bold furniture design fascinate. A soft fragrance created especially for the hotel tempts you to inhale it deeply.The friendly concierge invites you to the first-floor reception area, where a dramatic wow effect is revealed. This dark reception room, a pyramid-shaped atrium more than 30 meters high, is transformed into a mystical experience by light installations. Futuristic seating allows you to take in the spectacle with a glass of champagne. The black marble corridors leading to the rooms and suites on the nine floors, with only discreet floor lights to show the way, are a logical continuation of this design.
The rooms& Suites at ME Hotel London
The modern, purist rooms and suites lack no detail of luxurious furnishing. A monochrome color palette allows you to vary the lighting of the room. During the day, however, the floor-to-ceiling windows provide plenty of light and beautiful views of the pulsating life around Covent Garden.
The 157 rooms, including 16 suites, some have private terraces and bear the impressive hallmarks of Foster+Partner design: a black lacquered cabinet hangs from the white leather walls of each room, housing a television and entertainment system, backlit onyx shelves and the minibar. Discreet lighting and services are seamlessly integrated. Guests staying in suites have 24-hour access to a personal Aura Manager, who will be on hand to.a. individual and preferential bookings for events and locations organized.
Rooftop bar and restaurants – in a class of their own
One of the attractions of the hotel, much sought after even by external guests, is the hotel's spectacular roof terrace, the stylish Radio Rooftop Bar with magnificent views of the Thames and the panorama of Westminster. Big Ben, London Eye, The Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge – pure London as far as the eye can see.
Two other renowned restaurants enrich the culinary portfolio:
ZELA is considered the founder of Meppon cuisine, a fusion of Mediterranean products and traditional Japanese cooking techniques. A must for lovers and those interested in this culinary art.
STK Restaurant is a US steak house run by New Yorkers and offers u.a. irresistible USDA steaks and Wagyu burgers.
With about 500 sqm of meeting and event space, events for 10 to 300 guests can be staged with state-of-the-art equipment.