With retro-futuristic interiors and Manhattan vibes, The Standard hotel is raising the city’s hospitality standards!
It has been a sensation in both New York and Hollywood, and now London has its own version of it: The Standard London is the city’s cool new hotel entry. Shawn Hausman transformed the inside of a brutalist building at King’s Cross (formerly occupied by the Camden Town Hall Annexe), creating bold, colourful interiors as a lighthearted break from the “the greyness of London”.
The recently opened hotel consists of 266 rooms, a bar, a library lounge, three restaurants and a recording studio (!), all following the bright colour scheme. Retro elements and America-in-the ’60s and ’70s vibes like bright red wardrobes, black and white striped bathroom tiles and curved edges merge with more edgy, futuristic and utilitarian accents.
Timber panels and terrazzo tiled floors combine mint pastel and red, pink and royal blue, creating a welcoming environment that can also serve as a mood booster.
Some of the suites have their own terrace with an impressive view and an outdoor bathtub and truffle crisps and vegan protein balls can be found in the mini fridge. As for the restaurants, guests can nibble off small sharing plates at Isla, enjoy a more casual beer and hot-dog situation in the Double Standard bar or indulge in a Michelin-starred culinary experience in the top floor restaurant run by top chef chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias.
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Just a ten minute walk from Central Saint-Martins, the freshly opened Standard London blends in with the youthful, rigorous, lively crowd of the neighborhood, making sure to live up to its hype- the cool events and projects at its ground-floor library are a not-to-miss! A definite stop for London visitors.
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