LONDON, ENGLAND, April 18, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When Tim and Kit Kemp's Firmdale Hotel group opens its eighth London property, Ham Yard Hotel, on 1st June 2014, it will be the group's most ambitious project to date. The recently announced date means the Ham Yard Hotel will open just one month after the Shangri-La Hotel welcomes its first guests at the Shard on 6th May 2014.
Other hotly anticipated hotels opening in London in 2014 are the 8-storey Dorsett Shepherds Bush, taking over the Grade II listed Pavilion building overlooking Shepherds Bush Green, which is set to launch in May. The Mondrian London, part of the Morgans Hotel Group which already owns The Sanderson and St Martins Lane hotels in London, is scheduled to open in Sea Containers House on the South Bank in the summer. And Jeremy King and Chris Corbin's Mayfair hotel, The Beaumont, is expected to welcome its first guests in autumn 2014.
Just a few minutes' walk from Mayfair, Tim and Kit Kemp's Ham Yard Hotel turns a large three quarter acre site at Ham Yard in Soho, a bombsite since the Blitz, into a luxury boutique hotel worth GBP90 million. The design revolves around a tree filled pedestrian thoroughfare connecting Great Windmill Street to Denman Street. A specially commissioned large scale bronze sculpture by Tony Cragg, one of this country's most respected sculptors, will be the centrepiece.
Each of the 90 individually designed bedrooms features floor-to-ceiling warehouse style windows. Bathrooms are a mix of granite and oak with double basins, a separate shower and almost all with a deep cast iron bath tub. Ham Yard Hotel also includes 24 residential apartments, 13 individual specialist stores, an airy restaurant and bar with outdoor dining and drinking, and, for hotel guests, a rooftop garden with views overlooking the leafy courtyard or across the London skyline.
Ham Yard Hotel will house Firmdale's first Soholistic Spa, there will be a 176 seat state-of-the art theatre - a popular feature of Firmdale's Charlotte Street and Covent Garden hotels in London - as well as several spacious private dining and event rooms, and a 1950s bowling alley imported from Texas.
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