A hotel of innovation and firsts for meetings and events

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The world’s first super boutique hotel will be the leading events venue in London due to its size, flexibility, capabilities and location.

London is synonymous as being the preferred city in Europe for meetings and events and The Londoner, set on the south west corner of Leicester Square, is where the capital comes alive. Opening late spring, the hotel will offer a new stage for business and leisure events and a milestone concept for the MICE industry. 

Created by world-renowned interior designers Yabu Pushelberg, this first-of-its-kind hotel is spread over 16 storeys. Complete with 350 guest rooms, suites and a tower penthouse with panoramic views, two private screening rooms, a mix of six concept eateries – including bars and a tavern, alfresco dining on the ground floor and a contemporary Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and fire pit – an expansive ballroom suited for any occasion, a variety of meeting spaces, plus The Retreat for wellbeing, this state-of-the-art multifunctional property is suited for any occasion, from private dinners, corporate functions, weddings, presentations and more. 

Jason Kitt, Director of Meetings and Events, comments: “Completely unlike any other hotel, The Londoner’s flexible spaces offer luxury with a London edge and a quality driven experience. Part of Edwardian Hotels London, being a brilliant Host is our essence and we understand the true value of a genuine and unrivalled experience. With this year once again likely to present a forced change in how business events will occur, the hotel sets a benchmark for digital connectivity with resilient data and communications networks embedded throughout, in order to meet the demands of our digitally driven society today. We want to light up each guest experience when we open this year and ensure the best results every time.”

Meetings and Events Spaces

A design marvel in itself is the Ballroom – a luxurious yet contemporary state-of-the-art 6,092 square-foot pillarless venue space, with some of the highest ceilings in London. With its impressive capacity, enabling it to host up to 864 guests making it one of the biggest in the capital, the ballroom can be seamlessly transformed for an array of functions.

Steel plays a big part in the interior of The Londoner and appears in different forms, textures and colours. On the Ballroom ceiling, steel trusses sit within the open grid feature that carries theatrical lighting and special effect AV equipment. Main speakers are hung off the metal subframe above the feature ceiling, marking The Londoner as having the only feature ceiling in the capital capable of carrying such lighting specifications of this kind. 

Various solutions of the ballroom have been created with hotel guest’s needs in mind to engage and connect with people and businesses on a hybrid level offering spaces which are at the forefront of technology and innovation for events. State of the art 4K projections systems, large 5.5-meter electric screens, ceiling hung LED screens, a BOSE Showmax Stage Audio system (the same equipment which is installed in the O2 Arena) and more are just a few of the SMART features available, all overseen by The Londoner’s Hosts and events team. Suited for any hybrid occasion, its digital and tech capabilities mean that the space can deliver all virtual event experiences such as a conference, AGM, product launch, exhibition, awards, fashion show, seminar, reception or dinner, and more. 

Other meeting spaces

A truly flexible events offering, The Londoner can also provide options for intimate events formats, amongst its guest rooms and suites, The Green Room and The Gallery and its seven meeting rooms.  

For smaller events, The Green Room is a beautiful space for receptions and gatherings. Fashioned for enjoyment and with the allure of an exclusive nightclub, the 3,214 square-foot space offers a timeless and wondrous London party venue for 150 people standing. 

Furthermore, The Gallery and its seven rooms are ideal spaces for business meetings. Offering the opportunity to view works from some of today’s most exciting artists through partnerships with local galleries, the rooms are linked to a spacious foyer, with the ability to be customised and configured to suit various needs.

Delegates can also simply text EDWARD, Edwardian Hotels London’s AI chatbot, for any support needs – from ordering refreshments and adjusting running orders, to requesting assistance with AV equipment. Built-in assisted machine learning using Natural Language Understanding (NLU) means more than 1,600 requests can be responded to in different languages.

The hotel has a seven-day menu selection for its meetings and events delegates, as part of a significant investment across Edwardian Hotels London’s wider MICE offering. 

Screening rooms

On opening this summer, The Londoner will be a film lover’s paradise, like the cinemas it is flanked by in the West End and complete with two private screening rooms, the hotel provides one of biggest private venues spaces for hire in the capital.

Powered by the technology of Odeon-Luxe, the private cinemas will allow meetings, conferences and screenings to come to life like never before. State-of-the-art digital and projection system with Dolby Cinema™ screens, enable archive or specialist screenings for business or press events, offering high-specification video conferencing, the latest technologies for broadcasting, integrated technology with individual electronic voting and microphones and dedicated Audio-Visual support.  Each screening room features Luxe recliner seats, providing the ultimate in comfort. 

The capacity of the screens are as follows: 

Screening Room One: 170 pax 

Screening Room Two: 75 pax 

*Both rooms feature wheelchair accessibility and can accommodate two wheelchairs per room. 

Ideally situated in the heart of the West End, The Londoner will offer a grand space moment away from prime transport links and within walking distance of several underground and overground rail stations as well as sitting next door to Leicester Square Station.   

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