Westin debuts in UK with contemporary scheme in London

by | 10 Feb 2022 | Design, Hotel Openings

Marriott International’s wellness-oriented hotel brand has entered a new market after launching a stylish riverside property designed by Dexter Moren Associates.

The Westin London City promises to deliver a wellness-focused hospitality experience in the heart of the UK capital.

A wellbeing experience

The Westin brand’s first UK hotel, The Westin London City, is now open. This riverfront property has been designed by British hospitality design practice Dexter Moren Associates to enhance the wellness experience, with contemporary, fluid and sculptural residential-style interiors connecting guests with nature.

In terms of overall concept, the guest experience is defined by the brand’s six wellbeing pillars: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well. Through these pillars, guests are able to personalise their stay and participate in the hotel’s programming.

“The Westin London City seamlessly balances London’s captivating energy with the wellness promise that Westin Hotels & Resorts is known for, providing mindful travellers a new way to experience this iconic destination,” said Jason Nuell, senior vice president of premium brands for Marriott International. “As the brand’s debut in the UK, we’re excited to continue expanding our portfolio, delivering industry-leading wellbeing experiences designed to empower a better you.”

The sleek property is owned by 4C Hotel Group and managed by RBH.

Wellness meets contemporary design

Travellers are accommodated across 222 guestrooms, each featuring the signature Heavenly Bed, a spa-like bathroom and handy amenities like White Tea Heavenly Bath products.

This accommodation is joined by Heavenly Spa by Westin, comprising six treatment rooms and an indoor pool built around the archaeological remains of the Huggin Hill Bathhouse. Guests can also make use of the fitness equipment, including Peloton, in the state-of-the-art WestinWorkout Fitness Studio.

The dining offering revolves around two venues: the Hithe + Seek wine bar overlooking the Thames, and the Mosaic all-day dining venue, focusing on sustainably sourced ingredients. At Hithe + Seek, plush furnishings meet modern finishes, and small plates are served alongside an extensive choice of wines, from familiar favourites (Hithe) to those less likely to have been encountered previously (Seek). The fourth-floor Mosaic, meanwhile, is named after the artwork found at the front of the hotel.

Events and meetings are catered for in 1,060 sq m of flexible event space, including a ballroom and five expansive meeting rooms, all exhibiting the same residential feel and natural touches as the rest of the hotel. The site is completed by nine state-of-the-art residences.

A positive step forward for London

Found on the Thames pathway, this property is the final piece connecting the Embankment to the Tower of London.

“By connecting these two sides of London, we have opened a walkway that could help towards a greener city, encouraging locals and visitors alike to walk the beautiful stretch of river,” said Neil Taylor, chief operating officer at 4C Hotel Group. “It has been 80 years in the making in bringing this walkway back for everyday use and we are delighted to see our city united once more.”

Recently, Dexter Moren Associates’ founding director Dexter Moren discussed his role on The Westin London City in an exclusive interview with TOPHOTELNEWS. The London-based architect, who set up the eponymous hospitality design practice exactly 30 years ago, revealed that he completed his first sketches for the scheme over a decade ago.

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