Nestled in the prime real estate spot, between London’s buzzy financial district and the edgy, design-rich Shoreditch, sits The Mondrian Shoreditch Hotel. By Olivia Cox.
This vibey playground has become a hotspot for international visitors as much as it has for locals. Across its seven floors, 120 rooms, and three resident restaurants, the property brings a sense of escapism and irreverence to the bustling East London streets. It exudes a down-to-earth approach to luxury, with a dash of eccentricity thrown in, in homage to the vibrant community which surrounds the hotel.
Mondrian Shoreditch first opened its doors in 2021 — in place of the hotel-slash-members-club The Curtain — and quickly established itself as an artsy hang-out. Everything about the property screams upscale cool, from the building’s design itself (the work of leading interior design firm Goddard Littlefair), to the eclectic art collection that permeates the entire hotel. Design is at the very heart of all Mondrian properties, with pop-ups globally from some of the world’s most famous designers and architects (think Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders). Naturally, Mondrian Shoreditch has followed suit: most recently, artist-in-residence Jack Irving has decked out the hotel facade and lobby in a double celebration of both London Design Week and the hotel’s second anniversary.
Jack Irving’s CV is rather impressive: the British artist, designer and Central St. Martins alumni is a regular on the international fashion circuit, having dressed famous faces from Doja Cat to Paris Hilton, and perhaps best known for Lady Gaga’s iconic sea urchin dress. With an off-beat futuristic vision, Irving’s work fuses the worlds of fantasy and experimental design, transporting the viewer to another dimension. Quite simply, Irving deals in pure, unadulterated fantasy.
The Art Installations
Returning guests of Mondrian Shoreditch might recall the 8 metre-high inflatable rocket (Futura), which made its debut for the hotel’s first birthday in 2022. This year, Futura takes on another dimension, with mesmeric lighting to reflect off of the artwork’s shiny exterior. The contrasting orange and purple mirror nylon finish covers the entire front facade of the hotel, envisioned by Irving as an artistic impression of the hotel’s own rise to the forefront of London’s luxury hotel scene.
Step inside the lobby, and guests are greeted by another Irving masterpiece: The Anemone Dress. A purple, inflatable, latex ensemble, the dress is inspired by a mysterious underwater world. Kinetic motion powers an other-worldly bounce: it is theatrical and mesmerising, with just the right level of eccentricity.
Rooms at the Mondrian London hotel are bright, spacious and airy. With astounding views over the impressive London skyline, the space lives and breathes creativity, inspiring, and delighting guests whether they are visiting for work or leisure. But beneath the achingly cool aesthetic, lies a core of 5* luxury hospitality. Guests have access to an impressive 24/7 gym offering the latest equipment, a slick wellness centre, and food and beverage options are plentiful.
Christina's is an all-day café and cocktail bar that prioritises local suppliers and ingredients, helping to seamlessly immerse guests into the local culture of Shoreditch. Championing brands with a social impact ethos, you’ll find small-batch spirits, botanicals from independent UK-based producers, and drinks crafted from sustainably-foraged ingredients.
The brainchild of world famous chef Dani García, BiBo Shoreditch is a vibrant Spanish kitchen nestled away on the lower-ground floor. With options to dine in the intimate enclosed courtyard, or within the lively main restaurant, BiBo is a destination in itself. Long, languorous visits are encouraged — if only to make a dent in the extensive tapas menu. Highlights include lobster paella, croquetas de jamón ibérico, and a particularly indulgent Basque cheesecake.
Futura is on display at Mondrian Shoreditch until 31st October 2023.
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