The One Aldwych Hotel
Location within Central London
|Location||1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, City of Westminster. London, England, United Kingdom|
|Number of rooms||105|
|Number of restaurants||2|
The hotel is located in an Edwardian style building constructed in 1907 by the same architects who designed The Ritz. It is located on the corner of The Aldwych and Wellington Street, adjacent to the Novello Theatre and opposite the London Transport Museum. For many years the building was used for The Morning Post newspaper office purposes. In 1998 the hotel was restored by Jestico Whiles Associates who purposefully retained its Edwardian style, and also included Louis XVI ornaments to furnish it, including a 400 piece art collection. The exterior is also made from Norwegian granite.
The hotel contains 105 rooms and suites. The rooms are described by Lonely Planet as being "spacious and stylish with raw silk curtains, natural tones and modern art, with bath tubs big enough for two".
The founder, Campbell Gray, has professed that the hotel is intended to be a classic hotel, not a boutique hotel or geared towards "young, trendy people", although the hotel does attract many fashionistas and West End aficionados under 40.
Restaurants and bars
One Aldwych contains two restaurants, Indigo and Eneko, as well as The Lobby Bar. Indigo serves modern British cuisine and is open every day. Eneko serves modern Basque cuisine, with menus overseen by the celebrated Michelin starred chef, Eneko Atxa.
The Lobby Bar is located in the grand high-ceilinged lobby which was once the reception area to the former newspaper building. The grand lobby has been described as "dramatic and aircraft-hangar-capacious with enormous polished oak arched windows." The Lobby Bar is noted for its cocktails.
- Time Out
- Riewoldt, Otto (2006). New hotel design. Laurence King Publishing. p. 94.
- Luxury Explorer
- Lonely Planet London. Lonely Planet. 2004.
- Porter, Darwin; Prince, Danforth (2008). Frommer's London 2009. Frommer's. p. 304.
- Visit London Business and Conventions
- Carrier, Rhonda (2009). Frommer's London with Kids:Volume 47 of Frommers With Your Family Series. Frommer's. p. 100.
- "One Aldwych". Information Britain. Retrieved 25 February 2010.