Welcome to the mid year edition of the Inspirational Venues – “New Venues We Love” blog. After a lovely long summer break it’s a particularly busy period for the corporate events industry, for example London will welcome over 22,000 professional delegates for a single conference in early September alone. With so much going on, it should come as no surprise that there is a plethora of new venue and hotel openings scheduled for the London market over the next 18 months.

Being a London based Venue Finding Agency this gives us great confidence in the market as well as provides us with amazing new venues to shout about. Because sourcing and booking  venues is our business we’ve researched the market and are excited to introduce the new venues we think you aught to be aware of. Over the next two months we are arranging site visits (some may be hard hat tours) and please do let us know if you would be interested in viewing any of these venues.

Please feel free to get in touch to further discuss your requirements and our eager team of venue experts await your call.

Don’t forget…there’s only 15 more weeks until Christmas and we’d love to assist you find the perfect venue for this years event!


Nobu, Shoreditch

Nobu Hospitality will open the 150 room hotel at 10-50 Willow Street in the Shoreditch area of London with food and beverage menus to be developed by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa specifically and uniquely for the hotel. As with all Nobu properties, the design will reflect both the city of origin, as well as Nobu Hospitality’s signature east-meets-west philosophy.  The overall interior design is a creative collaboration between Ben Adams Architects, Studio Mica and Studio PCH. Additionally, the hotel will feature banqueting and meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and modern amenities combined with superior service.

 Arriving Early 2017

The Curtain Hotel and Members Club The Curtain Hotel will feature 120 guest rooms, including six suites, rooftop swimming pool and lounge, spa, 24-hour fitness centre, and more than 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space including ballroom and screening room. The Curtain Members will have access to all hotel areas as well as additional restaurant and bar spaces.

Red Rooster Shoreditch

Acclaimed New York chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson brings his celebrated Harlem restaurant to Shoreditch. Red Rooster celebrates the roots of American cuisine; true southern soul food, the diverse culinary traditions of its original neighbourhood, along with Marcus’s Northern European upbringing. Samuelsson’s team will offer Red Rooster’s menu throughout the restaurant and bar and will consult on the food offering in The Curtain Members Club spaces.

A hotel, club and restaurants in the City of London

IN AN ICONIC BUILDING designed by Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens, The Ned has 252 bedrooms, nine restaurants, rooftop and indoor swimming pools, a gym, spa and hamam.

  • Ned’s Club offers members-only access to 2,401 sq metres of unique spaces
  • The Ned will open early 2017

Groups & Events – A variety of grand, historic spaces in the heart of the city of London

THE NED’S SIX PRIVATE hire rooms and two terraces are among the building’s most elegant spaces – all benefit from natural light and have a dedicated reception area.
1: The Tapestry Room – A historic meeting place THE TAPESTRY THAT WRAPS all four walls of the room was the largest ever produced in England when it was created in the 1920s. Its walnut panelling and chandeliers are also original.
2: The Saloon – 18th-century opulence DOMINATED BY AN 18TH CENTURY CHANDELIER from London’s Devonshire House, The Saloon has ornate plasterwork, a restored parquet floor and a custom-made Oushak rug.
3: The Drawing Room – Cultured, with artistic flourishes CONNECTED TO THE SALOON, The Drawing Room has the feel of a library, with painted, panelled walls, etchings, lithographs and paintings from the period.
4: The RWB room – Oak-lined and snug THE ONLY ROOM LINED with oak rather than walnut panelling, The RWB Room, named after our owner, Ronald Wayne Burkle, is an intimate space with period art on the walls.
5: The Wren Room – NAMED AFTER SIR CHRISTOPHER Wren, who designed St Mildred’s Church, a previous occupant of the 27 Poultry site, this room has original chandeliers, wood panelling and a carpet inspired by large-leaf Verdure tapestries.
6: The Rose Room – NAMED AFTER THE ROSE TAVERN, which occupied the site before it was destroyed by the Great Fire, The Rose Room has original chandeliers, half-height panelling and a bespoke carpet.
Bedrooms –Brass and mahogany furniture, chandeliers and richly patterned furnishings decorate The Ned’s 252 bedrooms.
EACH ROOM CHANNELS 1920s and 1930s design, with vintage pieces, hand-knotted Afghan rugs and rain forest showers.
Enjoy temporary membership to Ned’s Club whilst in residence. Up on the roof and down in the basement, Ned’s Club offers a range of rooms and facilities for members.

MontcalmWhere corporate London meets creative London, there’s innovation in the air. To the south, St Pauls, the Thames and the corporate strongholds of the City. To the north, the creative and digital pioneers of Shoreditch and Tech City. At the heart of it all, Londons newest luxury hotel – a unique new destination for workers, weekenders and urban explorers to experience an area alive with possibility. As autumn arrives, they’ll be putting the finishing touches to 256 beautifully designed bedrooms, some looking out over the lawns of Finsbury Square. Subtle mid-century styling meets twenty-first century tech throughout, from the alluring lobby to the striking new rooftop bar, revealing a fresh perspective of the city. With a spa, gym, destination restaurant and cutting edge meeting spaces too, giving The Montcalm Royal London House an exciting new future.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LONDON AT TEN TRINITY SQUARE IS SET TO OPEN LATE 2016. Midway between the West End and the East End, and just a short walk to the City of London, Four Seasons is ideal for business or leisure. This intimate five-star luxury London hotel features just 100 accommodations, including 10 signature suites – some with ornate original plasterwork and soaring ceilings. Two destination restaurants – Asian and French – are enhanced by a vibrant bar and lounge in The Rotunda. For relaxation, there’s the City’s most lavish spa sanctuary. Every experience is unified by thoughtful, intelligent Four Seasons service.


  • Three London restaurants, including French, Asian and The Rotunda bar and lounge
  • 24-hour In-Room Dining
  • Luxurious London spa
  • State-of-the-art fitness centre
  • Finishing Touches nail salon
  • Two ballrooms and three function rooms for elegant events
  • Indoor pool and vitality pool
  • Complimentary standard Wi-Fi

Hard Rock Hotel London to open in summer of 2018

Hard Rock International and GLH Hotels have announced plans for a Hard Rock Hotel in London and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018 on the site of the Cumberland Hotel at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Park Lane. The Cumberland Hotel was a regular haunt of Jimi Hendrix and is a short walk from the city’s Hard Rock Cafe. Hamish Dodds, Chief Executive Officer at Hard Rock International, says: “From our foundation in 1971 with the opening of the first Hard Rock Cafe in London to the many days and nights spent at the legendary Hard Rock Calling festival in Hyde Park, London has always been a special city as the birthplace of our brand. “We look forward to completing the circle and establishing the Hard Rock Hotel in London, a legendary musical city that brought the greatest styles of rock to the world stage.” The music-inspired, 900-room hotel will feature displays and a memorabilia vault housing some of the brand’s more than 80,000 historical pieces. Hard Rock Hotel London will also feature a lobby lounge offering live music, an on-site Hard Rock Cafe a Rock Shop and a speakeasy bar. Hard Rock International currently has 23 hotels and 11 casinos around the world.

New Hotel Venues 2016 & 2017