Hart Shoreditch Hotel London from Hilton’s Curio Collection has opened its doors to the public.
Designed in collaboration with interior design consultancy Fabled Studio, the 126-room draws inspiration from East London’s past as a centre for craftspeople, including furniture makers, metal workers and silk weavers.
Hart Shoreditch takes its name from one of the building’s previous occupants, The Harts, who were cabinetmakers in the 1800’s. Design details including a steel re-bar and copper staircase, and contemporary, bespoke mahogany lights have been designed to replicate cabinetmaker’s boxes and pay homage to the building’s earlier artisan life.
“We set out to create a brand-new identity for a Shoreditch hotel and restaurant/ bar by delving deeper into the stories and history that the East End has to tell. Gone is the tired aesthetic of exposed graffitied brick walls, filament lightbulbs and mis-matched furniture to create a bright, fresh and life-affirming space,” said Steven Saunders, co-founder and director of Fabled Studio.
Facilities at the hotel include an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant, an all-day bar, event spaces, a gym and fitness centre as well as two meeting spaces which have been designed to emulate the look and feel of 18th century Huguenot townhouses synonymous with East London and its silk weaving past.