The new Mondrian in London is to reopen this summer and now further details have been revealed about the revamped property’s F&B offering.
Late last year, Accor and sbe announced an agreement to turn luxury London hotel, The Curtain, into a Mondrian hotel in a collaboration with the building’s owner the Reuben brothers.
The move will mark the return of the Mondrian brand to London when the new hotel launches in spring 2021 and will be the sixth property in the global portfolio.
Now it’s emerged that Bibo by Dani Garcia will be the replacement for Red Rooster by Marcus Samuelsson, previously at housed at what was The Curtain.
Garcia, an Andalusian chef, is best known for his eponymous three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Marbella, which he closed in 2019.
Bibo currently comprises four sites in Madrid, Marbella, Cádiz, and Doha and is known for its raw bar, steaks and burgers.
The new restaurant is expected to open in June 2021 and will be the first time the chef has opened a dining space with sbe in London.
The Mondrian brand exited London in January 2019 as sbe handed over the reins of the 359-bedroom Mondrian London hotel to the Lore Group.
The Curtain was previously managed by founder Michael Achenbaum until September 2020 when he was forced to step aside after the economic impact of Covid-19 put an ‘incredible strain’ on the firm.
Now under its new management, the property is undergoing a refurbishment which will see its 120 bedrooms rebranded and the new restaurant introduced.
The hotel also comprises a rooftop pool and restaurant Lido, spa, screening room, plus drinking den Billy’s Bar and open music space.