Westin Hotels & Resorts is set to debut in the UK market with the highly anticipated opening of The Westin London City, this September.
With its prime riverfront location in the heart of the city, the hotel will be the Capital’s latest ‘bleisure’ destination. British architects and interior designers, Dexter Moren Associates, were responsible for the hotel’s fluid design and modern residential aesthetic, reflecting its natural surroundings on the River Thames.
Situated where the final piece of the Thames pathway will connect Embankment to the Tower of London, providing a direct link between the city and river, the interior design of the property echoes this merge between the city’s urban landscape and the river’s serenity.
Drawing inspiration from both the hotel’s surroundings and Westin’s biophilic design ethos and its six pillars of wellbeing: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well, the result is a space that is open and airy whilst preserving an intimate atmosphere.
“The interior design of the property echos the merge between the city’s urban landscape and the river’s serenity”
Embodying the brand’s Let’s Rise mantra, The Westin London City empowers guests to take back control of their routine by prioritising their wellness while travelling. Spread across 370 square metres, the hotel’s Heavenly¢ Spa by Westin features a 12m indoor pool, which has been delicately positioned around the archaeological remains of the Huggin Hill Bathhouse below, once one of the principal public buildings of a Roman town.
In keeping with its roots, the pool’s interiors take inspiration from the Roman remains and textured bath stone contrasts with sleek dark metals to pay homage to the rich history with a modern twist.
Located next to the spa, the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio is open 24/7 and provides guests with everything they need to maintain their routine during their stay, complete with state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
Dining options include Hithe & Seek, a riverside bar that invites guests to enjoy unobstructed views across the river, the Tate Modern and beyond, and an all-day dining restaurant, Mosaic, which is carefully broken down into sections to retain an intimate feel.
Located on the hotel’s fourth floor and set away from the other communal areas sat on the bridge across Upper Thames Street, the Westin Club has been designed to provide guests with an exclusive area for quiet contemplation.
Seeking inspiration from the hotel’s location between St Paul’s and the Queenshithe dock, the only remaining Anglo Saxon dock in the world, sleek cut timber and plush furnishings have been incorporated throughout the space to create a modern yet residential feel.