The four-star aparthotel is located in the former Olympic Athletes’ Village in London. Now called the East Village, the area is home to over 2,000 apartments, numerous independent food outlets and hotels such as the Stratford (which we reviewed in 2019) and, which will open next March, the Gantry London, Curio Collection by Hilton.
The design of the 16-story new construction incorporates geometric shapes in teal, pink, gray and blue and contemporary elements that draw inspiration from Stratford’s industrial heritage. Check in was quick and when checking out you can just drop your key in a box. To the right of reception is the Circle, a shared living space with a large kitchen, table football, and plenty of seating areas designed for working, eating, and socializing with other guests. The concept was launched by the brand in 2018 and aims to bring together guests and hosts in a friendly atmosphere.
It’s a neat idea, with guests able to interact in the common areas while also having the ability to seek personal space in their own apartment. The hotel also hosts social events here, inspired by events in the area or guest suggestions.
In this hotel’s case, The Circle is an open space with youthful decor, featuring geometric patterns, potted plants, and pops of blue and pink to brighten the room. There is also an “item library” from which you can borrow plants and games for your stay.
Circles in shades of pink and green form a map of the world on the lobby’s back wall, along with Polaroids of staff members and guests who are part of the “Adagio community.” A chalkboard next to both elevators features daily inspirational quotes and the weather forecast for the day.