As a business traveller, what do you look for in a hotel? Comfort, efficiency, business amenities at your fingertips, great design, food when it’s convenient for you, an insanely comfortable bed and service that is friendly as well as fast. Does that sound about right?
Meet your new hotel of choice: citizenM. The concept originated in Amsterdam, but has just opened in London to glowing reviews. We liked the lobby-cum-living- room with plenty of comfortable seating, large screen TVs, workstations, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour canteen and its super cool Southwark location.
When you are away on business in a city as bustling as London, the last thing you want to do is stay clammed up in your room – and yet, you don’t always have time to get out and about. citizenM to the rescue. Situated in the middle of some of the city’s best museums and galleries (hello, Tate Modern), a few minutes walk from the Bankside’s fantastic restaurants and a stone’s throw from the River Thames you will feel like you are in the midst of the city’s cultural center.
From the Vitra furnishings to the Samsung tablet that controls everything in your room including the mood lighting to the flat screen TV to your wakeup call, citizenM has, in the blink of an eye, redefined modern luxury. And while this is their first London venture, there will be others that pop up around the city with the next stops being New York City and Paris.
20 Lavingston Street