Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland has announced the opening of its first NYX Hotel in the UK on 17th May.

NYX Hotel London Holborn is the 11th hotel in the group’s global city centre portfolio, which includes properties in Tel Aviv, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Bilbao and Prague.

The hotel, named after the Greek Goddess of the Night, offers an accessible yet luxurious lifestyle experience, that connects with the vibrancy and culture of the capital.

A property for city lovers, the ethos of ‘always on’ is in evidence throughout, from the personal style of service, avant garde interiors by Garuda Design and bespoke modern artwork, through to the distinctive programme of events.

Located on the corner of Southampton Street and Theobalds Road, the Holborn property stands 10 storeys tall with a dramatic piece of street art, part mural, part graffiti, by Dan Kitchener running down the entire length of the building.

As well as 213 luxurious bedrooms and suites, there is the all-day late night NYX bar and restaurant, the decadent subterranean Rena Spa and, opening in 2022, a rooftop events space.

“London is one of the most culturally diverse and exciting cities in the world and the NYX brand is committed to reflecting that and engaging with the people and places that make it so special," says Jason Carruthers, Managing Director of Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland. "Our debut UK property is going to be an exciting place to visit – a new scene for guest and Londoners alike.”

Bedrooms and suites, located down moodily lit corridors, feature eye-catching artwork and modern furniture, from the large, padded leather headboards to the teak sideboards. Additional touches include fully stocked mini Smeg fridges, Nespresso coffee machines, and bespoke ‘Dream’ beds and feather and down duvets.

The 126-cover NYX bar and restaurant, open from breakfast until 3am on most nights has been designed with myriad spaces suitable for different size groups and varied occasions. The bar will serve Insta-worthy ‘Dressed Up’ cocktails or ‘Undressed’ clean and classic concoctions, alongside a range of over 20 tequilas from the internationally renowned to unusual craft brands.

The basement is home to Rena Spa, featuring a 13-metre Greco-Roman indoor swimming pool with retractable flooring to create a private events space, alongside a steam room and sauna, state of the art fitness centre and luxurious treatment suites.