The ceremony, attended by cultural, political and industry stakeholders, was led by Edwardian Hotels London Chairman and CEO Jasminder Singh OBE to celebrate this crucial construction milestone.
Commenting on the milestone moment Iype Abraham, Commercial Development Director Edwardian Hotels London, said ‘As Edwardian Hotels London’s first purpose-built hotel, The Londoner will embrace the drama and heritage of its West End setting whilst retaining the high standards and quality our guests have come to expect. The Londoner demonstrates our pioneering and ambitious vision in its ability to conceptualise, design and develop a world-class London landmark.’
Scheduled to open in 2020 this five-star, 15 level hotel is set to transform London’s hospitality scene. The property has one of the deepest commercial basements in Europe which will encompass leisure facilities, two Odeon Luxe cinemas, spa, and state-of-the-art conference facilities.
In the nine levels above ground there will be 350 bedrooms, including 35 luxury suites, concept restaurants and lounges. The ‘Topping Out’ ceremony was held on what is set to become the spectacular roof-top bar area, boasting unrivalled views across Leicester Square and the surrounding neighbourhood.
The Londoner will be an impressive new London landmark and city destination, complementing the capital and the West End neighbourhood. It demonstrates Edwardian Hotels London’s continued commitment to the UK and unwavering confidence in its future and will create more than 500 new jobs when open.