Stay the wonderfully curated night at ME Hotel, Aura Manager included.
The ME Hotel is one for those who enjoy well-curated sophistication, contemporary art and design, excellent ambiance and exquisite décor. Located in the heart of central London, on The Strand at Covent Garden’s southern tip, the ME Hotel is seconds away from some of London’s best bars, restaurants, shops and nightlife, but also acts as a destination in itself. The flagship hotel for ME by Meliá was designed by world famous architects Foster and Partners, so both the interiors and exteriors resemble works out art. The result is a sight to behold.
Step inside the elegant façade and you’re in the Marconi Lounge, aka the lobby. Named after Guglielmo Marconi (the inventor of the radio), the décor of the lobby is not too dissimilar to a futuristic spaceship, with white, taupe, black and silver making up the sophisticated colour scheme. The bar is a central focus, where in the morning they offer coffee, herbal tea and pastries, and towards the late afternoon the delicious cocktails, wine and beer come out, making it a buzzing social hub.
The interiors of the hotel are full of contemporary detailing and are all based on a dramatic monochrome palette that adorns the guestrooms, bar and grand atrium. The rooms themselves come in a variety of types and layouts (including an awe-inspiring two-floor penthouse suite), all with white leather walls and a black lacquered cabinet with a first-class TV and entertainment system. You can spoil yourself with the endless guest benefits, which include daily sun down services, complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel, an LCD 40” flat screen, conferences suites, a well-equipped gym, a Rain Shower experience and an in-room spa menu. In order to make your stay totally stress-free, the Aura Team are responsible for your entire experience. From the scents, music, lighting and service, the Aura Team work on a one-to-one basis ensuring that you have the best experience possible, both in your room and in the beautiful communal areas.
The rooftop bar is worth a stay at ME Hotel in itself. Voted as one of Tatler Online’s 7 Best Rooftop Bars In The World in 2014, Radio is located on the 10th floor, providing a tranquil paradise with views of The Thames and the whole of Westminster. Open between 12pm and 3am, Radio’s decor is an extension of the hotel’s dark and light interior design theme, with white bar décor is juxtaposing against the bold black counter, creating a relaxed environment above the hustle and bustle of central London.
Creating a bespoke hotel in the centre of London that is as unique, sophisticated and with it’s own Aura Manager is no easy task, but the ME Hotel have created a hotel that excels on all fronts.