The South Bank in London will get a new hotel in 2014. According to Travel News, US-based Morgans Hotel Group will manage a new 360-room hotel located on the South Bank of the River Thames.
From Travel News:
The new hotel, which will become Morgans’ first Mondrian-branded property in Europe, will be located at Sea Containers House, in London Borough of Southwark. The hotel is scheduled to open in early 2014.
“We are very excited to announce our first Mondrian hotel in Europe,” said Michael Gross, chief executive of Morgans Hotel Group. “Sea Containers is an exceptional property in a key gateway city that will allow us to serve our guests for business and leisure throughout the year. Morgans was specifically selected by the property’s owner to develop and manage Mondrian London, which is a testament to the appeal of our lifestyle management and the strength of the Mondrian brand. This is the third new management agreement for a Mondrian-branded hotel that we have announced this year. We believe the Mondrian brand has unique appeal and significant potential for global expansion.”
Jonathan Ofer, managing director of the Deerbrook Group, the adviser to the building’s owner, said; “We conducted a thorough operator selection process and believe Morgans under the Mondrian brand will create a special destination at Sea Containers.”
Sea Containers is an approximately 412,000 square foot office building located on the South Bank of the Thames. The building will be renovated to form a new multi-use complex including the Mondrian hotel and office space. The new hotel will feature ground floor restaurant and bar, and a rooftop bar.