Global lifestyle hospitality company, sbe, has relinquished the management of Mondrian London, handing over the reins of the 359-bedroom hotel to the Lore Group.
The South Bank hotel will now become an independent hotel, managed by the international hospitality company, which is the asset manager for the property’s owner Archlane.
The hotel will operate as normal with an on-property team and continue to run its riverside eatery, Sea Containers Restaurant, as well as the Dandelyan bar and rooftop bar 12th Knot (formerly Rumpus Room).
The hotel’s spa, agua and Curzon cinema will also continue to operate within the property as normal.
While the original Tom Dixon design of the hotel will largely remain the same following the transition, the hotel will receive a variety of interior updates that will build on the existing design.
In addition to this, staff will model new uniforms, which nod to the ‘golden age of transatlantic travel’ mixed with the ‘contemporary street style’ of the South Bank.
As part of the hotel’s new status, Sea Containers London will debut a fresh graphic identity and branding to reflect the next chapter in the hotel’s history.
Billy Skelli-Cohen, CEO, Lore Group comments: “We’re very excited about this new era and next step in the hotel’s story. Our incredible hotel team will continue to offer guests an unrivalled experience at Sea Containers London. We have lots of initiatives in the pipeline and look forward to welcoming all our guests in 2019 and beyond.”
Sea Containers launched in 2014 by US-based Morgans Hotel Group. It was acquired by sbe in 2016, as part of the company’s purchase of the 13-strong Morgans portfolio, including The Sanderson and St Martins Lane.
Morgans now comprises three hotels in the US and Doha following its exit from London.