“The property had been empty for nearly eight years but there was something about it – the details and scale of it – that just floored me”
Here are ten things to know about London’s most talked about hotel this year:
- The Building had been empty for eight years
The Ned is the remaking of a landmark. Nick Jones – the founder fell in love with the building and transformed the old bank into a nine floored hotel after the building had been empty for eight years.
- Sir Edwin “Ned” Lutyens
The hotel has been named after the bank’s architect, Sir Edwin “Ned” Lutyens who has been responsible for Manchester’s outpost of the midland bank, The Gotham hotel and the salutation in Sandwich.
- Original Features
As the building is listed – The Ned has kept many of its original features including signage and 92 ‘African verdite’ columns in the former banking hall.
- A members club
‘Ned’s club’ is an important part to the hotel, offering members 2,401 square meters of unique space for their exclusive members to enjoy – from rooftop terraces to a gym and spa.
- Nine different restaurants
From a New York inspired restaurant to a French café and not to forget a British classic, the Ned has it all in terms of F&B options.
- The design
There are 252 bedrooms that are inspired by the 1920’s and 1930’s – every bedroom at The Ned has been designed to give guests a relaxed yet memorable stay.
- Grooming Services
From manicures and pedicures to ‘Ned’s barbershop’ providing high quality treatments for the modern gentleman – Their services are diverse.
- The spa
The spa has a 20 metre pool, a hammam with pink marble and even a boxing ring along with traditional services available also.
- The Vault Bar
The designers have kept the original bank vault with 3,600 safety deposit boxes lining the room and have renovated it into one of London’s hottest new bars.
- Unique event space
The Ned has six Grade 1 listed meeting rooms accommodating up to 200 people. They feature vintage chandeliers and domed windows for natural daylight.
To find out more, go to the website: https://www.thened.com/