The Meaningful Wellbeing brand attribute is based on “six pillars of wellbeing: sleep well, eat well, move well, feel good, work well and play well”. As soon as you enter you feel like you are leaving the city, with the entrance hall (“The Haven”) featuring a magnificent three-height ceiling, windows opening to views of the River Thames and also on the sky you probably forgot walking around the city and a beautiful bespoke paper sculpture by Dutch artist Peter Gentenaar.
The hotel’s interior is by a British architect and interior designer who also designed the nearby Vintry and Mercer Hotel (see review in 2019).
The lift takes you up to the fourth floor reception, but note that this is the third level if entering from the north as the ground slopes towards the river. At the time of this review in December 2021 there was no lockdown but instead the government was warning people not to go out so it was quiet in the hotel and there were no recording problem. There is a seating area in front (‘Le Refuge’) with a fire warming the room. To access the elevators, you walk past the Westin Club (for top-tier members of the Marriott Bonvoy program) and note the undulating interior design from the hall.