Mondrian has announced its expansion into Europe with Mondrian Shoreditch London. The lifestyle hotel, owned by The Reuben Brothers, will open its doors on 2nd August 2021 following a major overhaul and complete redesign by award-winning London interior design studio, Goddard Littlefair.
This latest news comes on the heels of Accor's acquisition of sbe's hotel brands in Q4 2020 and its planned joint venture with Ennismore, which will see the creation of one of the world's largest and fastest growing lifestyle operators later this summer.
“We are very proud to collaborate with Jamie Reuben and his family in bringing the iconic Mondrian brand back to London," comments sbe Chief Operating Officer, Chadi Farhat. "The city has been and will continue to be a thriving hub for our lifestyle offerings, and myself and my team are excited to re-establish Mondrian as one of London’s most innovative destinations for lifestyle, hospitality, culinary and mixology experiences for locals and travellers alike.”
The Reuben Brothers added, “We are delighted to be partnering with Accor and sbe to open a European flagship Mondrian hotel which will enhance Shoreditch's already thriving artistic contribution to our capital. Mondrian Shoreditch will be a go-to luxury lifestyle brand for culinary and culture-seekers from all over the world.”
The 120-bedroom property - including 13 suites - will sit in the midst of Shoreditch, East London’s creative and cultural hub. As a leading lifestyle brand, Mondrian recognises the cultural vibrancy of a place and elevates it - intertwining guest offerings with local highlights and bringing the essence of East London to the hotel and vice versa.
"Mondrian Shoreditch will be a go-to luxury lifestyle brand for culinary and culture-seekers from all over the world”
Mondrian Shoreditch will collaborate with local personalities and brands to highlight their lifestyle approach to hospitality, via partnerships including artistic pop-ups and live performances in The Screening Room, a private room and bar.
The property will also offer a premium co-working space, visionary dining and mixology concepts and boasts a member’s rooftop pool and lounge by an award-winning team, just in time for the summer - a rarity for Londoners and always in high demand.
Mondrian Shoreditch presents a host of truly enriching and elevated experiences via its portfolio of diversely distinct luxury brands. On the lower ground, world-famous chef Dani García introduces BiBo, a Spanish kitchen serving tapas with courtyard seats and Garcia’s first outpost in London. Goddard Littlefair has dovetailed the identity of Mondrian spirit with García’s culinary legacy here.
Mondrian Shoreditch will also be host to a new all-day café and cocktail bar - Christina’s Shoreditch.
Hotel guests will also have access to the exclusive rooftop, Altitude at The Curtain, for breakfast. The space will otherwise be exclusively for members of The Curtain, the hotel’s private members club.
The hotel has been significantly refreshed in line with the upbeat and individual spirit of Mondrian hotels. The reception and lobby are playful and reflective with significant artwork installations for guests to discover, typical of the Mondrian design portfolio.
The double height ground floor bar showcases large-scale artwork hand-painted onto concrete by Fred Coppin and the rooftop bar dressed with striped and festooned shade structures will appeal to the guest and locals alike.
The guest room refresh encapsulates a luxurious, theatrical aesthetic with fresh white brick walls and artwork selections that invite witty appreciation.
The opening follows the company’s recent launch of Mondrian Seoul Itaewon, and announcement to open Mondrian Bordeaux and Mondrian Cannes in 2022. The return of the Mondrian brand to London reflects the continued strategic expansion of the brand’s international footprint, which will include soon-to-be announced Mondrian properties in Australia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Maldives, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.