Opening date: Spring 2017
The latest showstopper from hospitality powerhouse Soho House has now been revealed; The Ned Hotel will open in the former Midland Bank building in the city of London in spring 2017 and judging by the pictures, it will push the boundaries of boutique hotels once again.
London-based Soho House & Co and New York’s Sydell Group have joined forces to create The Ned: a hotel, club and collection of restaurants in the City of London.
Set in the iconic former Midland Bank building, The Ned was designed by Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens in 1924. The heritage building will open in spring 2017, hosting nine restaurants, 252 bedrooms channeling 1920s and 1930s design, a range of men’s and women’s grooming services and ‘Ned’s Club’, a members’ club independent from Soho House.
Up on the roof and down in the basement, Ned’s Club offers a range of rooms and facilities for members.
Ned’s Club Upstairs has a rooftop with a pool, Canopy Bar & Restaurants, plus Princes Street and Poultry Domes. Ned’s Club Downstairs contains the Vault Room lounge bar.
Ned’s Club Active has cardio, strength and training equipment, a boxing gym, Pilates, yoga and spinning. At Ned’s Club Relax there’s a swimming pool, hamam, sauna and steam room, plus Cowshed Spa, with eight treatment rooms open to the public.
Brass and mahogany furniture, chandeliers and richly patterned furnishings decorate The Ned’s 252 bedrooms. Each room channels 1920s and 1930s design, with vintage pieces, hand-knotted Afghan rugs and rain forest showers.
Staying at The Ned gives you a temporary membership to Ned’s Club.
Seven restaurants in the former Grand Banking Hall serve food that spans the globe, from Britain to Northern Italy, North America to Japan. The offering includes Cecconi’s City of London, serving handmade pasta, pizza, seafood and and Italian inspired dishes, as well as Pen Yen, a Japanese grill serving sashimi, tataki ramen and robata dishes, with sake.
The Ned’s six private hire rooms and two terraces are among the building’s most elegant spaces – all benefit from natural light and have a dedicated reception area.