As part of the Meet the Blogger
event attendees were treated to a guided tour of the newly opened ME Hotel
. Designed entirely by Foster and Partners
, it is considered one of the trendiest London hotels to take a kip in. The interior and exterior of the building is minimalistic, clean cut and very monochrome in design... Dark woods, black marble and glossy panels are its ingredients, so it may not appeal to everyone, especially those who enjoy a splash of colour!
Despite its monochrome appearance, the hotel had plenty of breathtaking features, such as the Atrium. The Atrium, which isn't very large, forms a tall tower at the heart of the building and is adorned with black marble. Light floods in from the tip of the tower that is also connected to a restaurant/bar that boasts magnificent views of London and Somerset House
. The Atrium provides comfy seating to relax and soak in the calm ambience whilst projections of the city skyline dance across the dark marble walls.
The ME Hotel
offers a couple of locations to satisfy one's craving: Cucina Asellina
is a hearty Italian restaurant featuring bright and colourful bouquets, mosaic mirrors, glass walls decorated with a selection of tasteful wines and gigantic arched windows.
is a sleek-looking steakhouse opposite Cucina Asellina
. Doused in a deep, luscious purple, it looked like the perfect place for a celebratory evening meal... it would be very interesting to see these places during opening times, however this quiet moment gave me the opportunity to wander around without clumsily knocking over rushing waiters and waitresses (which I can see myself doing *sigh*).
This is the exterior of the ME Hotel. Its pale walls blend in well with the surrounding historical buildings of the Strand, but with a minimalistic twist! This hotel is architecturally bold and boasts a few breathtaking features, such as the Atrium and the snazzy penthouse-style rooftop. Sadly we didn't get a tour of the rooms, but I can imagine them being very nice if priced at £400 per night!
Anywho, I leave you with a photo of me having some rooftop fun. Sadly it wasn't a sunny day but the London skyline was still amazing to see!
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