Mondrian Shoreditch

The Mondrian Shoreditch will bring a new era of cool to the London hospitality sector when it opens in August. Peter Gray reports.

With a prestigious private members club, a destination rooftop lounge, and a thrilling new culinary experience from Michelin starred chef Dani Garcia, the Mondrian Shoreditch looks set to wow visitors when it opens its doors this August.

The brand, which is jointly owned by Accor Hotels and SBE, has six hotels around the world, although the East London opening will represent the group’s only London site, following the rebranding of Sea Containers in 2019.

It seems like the company have big plans for the venue, however, with Accor and SBE aiming to establish the Shoreditch venue as the group’s European flagship hotel.

Mondrian Shoreditch room

A central focus at the venue will be chef Dani Garcia’s new house restaurant. Garcia, who previously worked at Spanish restaurants Tragabuches and Calima, will bring his signature brand of culinary inspiration to the Mondrian as he takes his place alongside several food and beverage brands from SBE’s impressive portfolio.

“I have always been drawn by the magic and energy of London and this opportunity along SBE, Accor and the Reuben Brothers is a dream come true for us. We are humbled and honoured and look very much forward to welcoming guests into our restaurant at the soon to become iconic Mondrian Shoreditch London” he said in a press release.

Meanwhile, Gaurav Bhushan, the Chief Executive of Accor’s new lifestyle division, had this to say about the new hotel: “The partnership with the Reuben brothers to bring the Curtain into our Mondrian brand is a significant marker in the sand for us. Not only is it the return to London for one of our most ambitious lifestyle brands, it also demonstrates the strength of the Accor brand portfolio and our ability to give new hope to fantastic hotels following the tragic challenges of this year”. 

Mondrian Shoreditch pool

And although The Curtain hotel is no more, there is at least a little good news for the hotel’s many fans with The Mondrian announcing that they will be retaining the hotel’s private members club.

The Mondrian Shoreditch marks a welcome return to London for the hotel group. Taking over from the much loved Curtain might not be the easiest of tasks, but with a world class culinary experience from the Michelin starred chef Dani García, the introduction of an award-winning mixology concept and the revival of the iconic Rumpus Room, it looks like The Mondrian is going to pull it off in style.

The Mondrian, Shoreditch will open on the 2nd of August 2021. More information about the hotel can be found here.

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-London's Best Hotels-
What: new hotel
When: 2 Aug 21
Where: Shoreditch
Website: Mondrian