The brand new ME London launches this month, and guests lucky enough to stay at the property will be among the first to enjoy the views from one of the most striking rooftop bars in the whole of the capital.
The rooftop terrace and meeting place, named Radio, is one of the highlights of the hotel which was designed by Norman Foster’s partnership, Foster + Partners, who worked on both the interiors and exterior of the property.
Foster + Partners have given the interiors a contemporary mix of modern and classic detailing, featuring a striking monochrome colour palette.
The property has a particularly interesting history because it is located in Marconi House, the London birthplace of BBC radio. The entire building has been sympathetically styled to offer 157 rooms, including 16 suites. There is even a two-floor penthouse nestled in the turret of the historic property.
Each guest will really be able to make the most of London thanks to ME London’s unique bespoke service. An "Aura Experience Manager", who knows the city inside out, will be on hand to make it easier for guests to find their way around the city and offer invaluable insider knowledge and tips.
The name of ME London’s rooftop terrace lounge and bar, Radio, is a nod to the hotel’s past as the original home of BBC radio and it will be the only rooftop venue in the Strand/Aldwych theatre area to stay open from breakfast until late so that guests can enjoy the stunning panoramic views of London from morning to post-dinner drinks.
Nigel Dancey, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners says the firm was inspired by the grandeur of London itself:
“We took the city as our inspiration: the grand scale of Aldwych, the detailing of neighbouring Marconi House, the views over the West End from the roof gardens. The site is right in the heart of Theatreland and has a fascinating history, most notably as the home of the Gaiety Theatre – we tried to recapture a little of the spirit and glamour of the stage."
ME by Meliá is part of the prestigious Meliá brand. Meliá Hotels International was founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca and is one of the world’s largest resort hotel chains.