Chic in London: The Ned
The best place to learn about new hotels is Instagram. It’s always where I see new openings first including The Ned hotel and member’s club in London. The former 320,000 square foot Midland Bank building was originally built by famed English architect Sir Edwin “Ned” Lutyens in 1924 and has been fully restored to include 250 guest rooms, spas, a private member’s club, a gym, rooftop pool overlooking St. Paul’s Cathedral, and nine restaurants. It is a joint venture betweenNick jones, the founder of Soho House and Andrew Zobler, the founder of Sydell Group.
“When the space was built, it was the largest clearing house bank in the world, with these really great vaults with these giant doors that were built in the Twenties, and some of the areas have these really cool, elaborate, elegant safe deposit boxes. I say if you have to fight an old building, you’re going to lose the building, it’s going to win. The building is understated and brilliant in detail so it was really easy to say, ‘Hey, let’s celebrate that.’ We were able to use all of that square footage in a way that would enhance the guest experience.” – Andrew Zobler
There are still renderings online for some areas so perhaps it’s not completely finished but I’d book a room or restaurant reservation now before they are all filled up.
27 Poultry, London
+ 44 20 3828 2000