New design hotel to open in London’s Stratford

Hilton's Curio Collection is set to open a new independent design hotel in east London’s Stratford in November.

The Gantry is situated directly opposite Stratford International Station and will offer 291 rooms over 17 floors, as well as a ground floor food market, a restaurant, a cocktail bar with a dedicated open-air terrace and a flexible events space.

The building is said to be inspired by New York’s Flat Iron building, while interior design reflects industrial Victorian east London and Stratford’s historical role in the city’s train building industry.

The property said it will collaborate with local producers, artists and brands to offer a “fully integrated” eating, drinking and social space for locals and visitors.

The ground floor food market will feature a deli, coffee shop and boutique shop, The Stratford Grocer.

On the first floor, a Union Social will offer an all-day cocktail bar, an open kitchen and and a wraparound terrace. The space will feature statement local artwork, concrete outdoor seating, fire pits and vertical panelling. 

An all-day menu will include breakfast favourites from Australia and the Middle East, English classics, small plates, mid-afternoon snacks and evening cocktails. 

The Gantry will also add a rooftop bar on its 18th floor in spring 2022, which once complete will reportedly be the highest rooftop bar in east London. The area will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, views across the capital and live music and DJs.

The Gantry will be the fourth property within the Curio Collection in London. The hotel will be managed by hotelier Saurabh Kukreja, who has overseen luxury and lifestyle hotels in UK, Thailand, and the Philippines.

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