Spanish hotel and resort operator Sol Meliá will open the ME London as the sixth “experience-based,” personality hotel to the ME Hotels brand. Formerly the site of the City Bank building, ME London will be designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, making the hotel an icon of the London hotel industry for both business and leisure travelers. The property’s announcement comes on the heels of ME Hotel’s May 2010 groundbreaking of ME Vienna.
ME London will be located next to Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square in the district of Holborn. The property will occupy a triangular piece of land which was previously the site of the “Casa Marconi” and the City Bank building. The property is in the final stage of construction and is set to open in 2012 prior to the city’s Olympic Games.
The hotel will have two destination restaurants and bars at ground level, as well as a convention center with 7,857 square feet of available space. Best of all, especially for those who care about traveling green, the ME London will have “Biosphere Hotel" certification, an environmental hallmark that the ME Madrid, ME Cancun and ME Barcelona already have.
“The Level,” ME’s signature VIP floor, is an exclusive retreat. In addition to the standard amenities, ME London’s Level floor will offer guests aromatherapy products, complimentary cocktails, petit dejeuner (that's "breakfast" for English-speakers), a separate check-in area and private access to a private lounge.
ME London will become the second hotel for the Sol Meliá chain in the British capital, joining the Meliá White House, located next to Regent’s Park.
For more information, visit www.mebymeliá.com.