The 5-star ME London is the first hotel in which the design of everything, from the shell of the building to the layout of the public spaces and guest rooms – down to the smallest details of the bathroom fittings – has been undertaken by the Foster studio. It has allowed the bold geometry of the structure to be exploited to dramatic spatial effect, and reinforced a sense of architectural cohesion between the interiors and exterior.
Arriving guests pass through the ground floor lounge and ascend to a dedicated hotel lobby and champagne bar on the first floor, which is located within the soaring volume of a nine-storey-high pyramid. Clad in white marble, and naturally lit from above, the pyramid engenders a strikingly theatrical sense of arrival. The Atrium Champagne Bar has recently won in the Best Bar category at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.
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