One Aldwych to reopen in June and unveil ‘bold’ new look

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One Aldwych in London is to reopen in June following an extensive refurbishment that has seen its bedrooms, dining room and bar redesigned with a ‘bold’ new look.

Over two decades after it first opened its doors to the public, One Aldwych will relaunch next month after a six-month project that saw the hotel close mid-January to carry out the works.

The new-look bedrooms have been transformed by Robert Angell, whose previous projects include The Connaught, Lime Wood and The Berkeley, while London-based Fabled Studio has reimagined the hotel’s public spaces including the entrance, reception, events space, Lobby Bar and Indigo restaurant, which now boasts a new colour scheme.

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A major part of the brief was ‘Britishness’, with UK manufacturers supplying many of the features including flooring from a British company and throws made in Skye.

The hotel’s entrance has also been reconfigured to give a more ‘smooth and striking sense of arrival’ with bronze greeter desks and a new reception.

Simon Hirst, who originally oversaw the opening of One Aldwych as general manager and is now managing director, says: “One Aldwych has always been a destination in its own right, a place to see. The building stands as an island, three-sided, a little unusual, not joined to any other buildings, a true independent landmark in London. Not only is the building dynamic, but so is Covent Garden, our home, it’s changing all the time – and One Aldwych needs to reflect that:  this is a natural evolution. This latest work builds on other developments, including the recent launch of Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar and the full gym renewal.” 

One Aldwych has 93 guestrooms and 12 suites, plus two restaurants: Eneko London by three Michelin-starred basque chef Eneko Atxa; and Indigo.

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