Marriott International, Inc. has announced plans to debut the Westin brand in the United Kingdom. Owned by 4C Hotel Group and managed by RBH, The Westin London City is set to open in 2020 and will offer a riverfront location in the heart of the City of London. This hotel signing is part of Westin’s continued expansion around the world, which includes recent openings in Australia and upcoming debuts in Malaysia and the Maldives.
The Westin London City will be a key part of the redevelopment of the former Queensbridge House site, as well as an independently operated destination restaurant. The site stretches from Queenhithe Dock and runs north to south, bridging across Upper Thames Street and giving it a prominent position over one of the primary arterial routes through the City of London. Visible from the South Bank, the hotel will also offer panoramic views over the River Thames and will complete the northern riverbank walkway between the Tower of London and Millennium Bridge.
The Westin London City, designed by British architects Dexter Moren Associates, has a design that focuses on the idea that a connection to nature enhances well-being. When guests first arrive, they will enter into an atrium space that is open and airy, yet residential. The lobby leads into a riverside bar and restaurant, which opens onto the new public walkway affording views across the river towards Shakespeare’s Globe and the South Bank.
The hotel’s 220 guest rooms, including 29 suites and Presidential Suite, are designed to offer guests a nature-inspired stay in the center of a big city, balancing a palette of natural colors with contrasting tones, textures and materials. All rooms will have Westin’s signature services and amenities, such as the Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath experience.
The Westin London City will have an indoor swimming pool, 4036-square-foot-spa and WestinWORKOUT fitness studio with TRX exercise equipment. In addition, the hotel will offer the RunWESTIN program with three and five-mile jogging routes along the riverfront and the brand’s signature Gear Lending program, allowing guests to pack light and stay fit with New Balance shoes and clothing for guests to use during their stay.
Additionally, the hotel’s location, combined with airport, train and underground links, will be useful to business travelers. 8900 square feet of meeting and event space will be available, including a Junior Ballroom and four meeting rooms, as well as a 24-hour business center.
For more information, visit westin.marriott.com.