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15-Room Boutique Hotel One Leicester Street Opens in London

15-Room Boutique Hotel One Leicester Street Opens in London


A new hotel with cocktail bar and restaurant opens

A new luxury hotel, boasting a cocktail bar and restaurant, has opened its doors in the heart of London’s West End. One Leicester Street, in the popular Chinatown neighborhood, is the latest project from Singapore’s hotelier Loh Lik Peng and Chef Patron Tom Harris. The new hotel will join six boutique hotels and six restaurants located in Singapore under the Unlisted Collection, Shanghai, London and Sydney which will launch in 2014.

“I’m pleased to be bringing the Unlisted Collection to Soho and Chinatown,” said Loh. “One Leicester Street will offer guests exceptional quality within a relaxed environment. We want the bar and restaurant to become a local hub for the neighborhood as well as our guests, and look forward to welcoming everyone down to see the new space.”

The Unlisted Collection is known for their fresh, dynamic and unconventional approach and sets out to open hotels within restored buildings and re-adapting them into radical, cutting-edge lifestyle concepts. The new hotel is located at the former St John Hotel, a five-story Georgian building, and boasts an intimate 15 rooms.

With its warm timber desk and soft grey walls, the lobby is designed with a fresh new vibe, from the bright lights and buzz outside, to the oasis within. Chef Harris, previously Head Chef of St John Chinatown where he gained a Michelin star in 2012, will head the restaurant. One Leicester Street will serve breakfast and brunch daily, aiming to offer the best of British produce.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to build on our achievements of the last two years with St John,” said Harris. “We have a fantastic team here and I am only thrilled to continue this with Peng through the development of One Leicester Street.”

This post originally appeared on JustLuxe.


Honky Tonk Group to launch ‘quirky’ boutique hotel

The Honky Tonk Group has restaurants in Clapham and Chelsea

The deal was signed last Wednesday (2 July) with previous owner The Unlisted Collection, and though the venue will not close for refurbishment, it will re-launch as a 15-room boutique hotel with a more accessible food and beverage offering by the end of the year.

Honky Tonk Group co-owner Mark Cutler told BigHospitality this transaction fits into the group’s expansion plans​​, with two or three new openings a year in prime locations.

“This hotel is very unique. We’re going to make it boutique-y and cool but we are taking our time to decide how to do it. We’re talking to a lot of well-known designers, and our focus on the F&B side is quite important. The restaurant previously had Michelin-star food and we want to make it more accessible to the public but with a very strong Bourbon bar. We’re going to make it quirky, fun and hopefully build a brand.”

Honky Tonk with a twist

Cutler hasn’t yet decided what to do exactly with the hotel’s restaurant, but said it could become ‘a Honky Tonk with a twist’: “Whatever goes in there will have to be all-day accessible and fast food, not a sit-down seven-course tasting menu, which it used to be. It needs to represent the area, and there are lots of choices so we have to make ourselves different. It’s essentially a restaurant with rooms and both will complement each other.”

Staff will mostly remain bound to The Unique Collection and some of them have been offered position with the new owners, but no redundancies will be made.


Honky Tonk Group to launch ‘quirky’ boutique hotel

The Honky Tonk Group has restaurants in Clapham and Chelsea

The deal was signed last Wednesday (2 July) with previous owner The Unlisted Collection, and though the venue will not close for refurbishment, it will re-launch as a 15-room boutique hotel with a more accessible food and beverage offering by the end of the year.

Honky Tonk Group co-owner Mark Cutler told BigHospitality this transaction fits into the group’s expansion plans​​, with two or three new openings a year in prime locations.

“This hotel is very unique. We’re going to make it boutique-y and cool but we are taking our time to decide how to do it. We’re talking to a lot of well-known designers, and our focus on the F&B side is quite important. The restaurant previously had Michelin-star food and we want to make it more accessible to the public but with a very strong Bourbon bar. We’re going to make it quirky, fun and hopefully build a brand.”

Honky Tonk with a twist

Cutler hasn’t yet decided what to do exactly with the hotel’s restaurant, but said it could become ‘a Honky Tonk with a twist’: “Whatever goes in there will have to be all-day accessible and fast food, not a sit-down seven-course tasting menu, which it used to be. It needs to represent the area, and there are lots of choices so we have to make ourselves different. It’s essentially a restaurant with rooms and both will complement each other.”

Staff will mostly remain bound to The Unique Collection and some of them have been offered position with the new owners, but no redundancies will be made.


Honky Tonk Group to launch ‘quirky’ boutique hotel

The Honky Tonk Group has restaurants in Clapham and Chelsea

The deal was signed last Wednesday (2 July) with previous owner The Unlisted Collection, and though the venue will not close for refurbishment, it will re-launch as a 15-room boutique hotel with a more accessible food and beverage offering by the end of the year.

Honky Tonk Group co-owner Mark Cutler told BigHospitality this transaction fits into the group’s expansion plans​​, with two or three new openings a year in prime locations.

“This hotel is very unique. We’re going to make it boutique-y and cool but we are taking our time to decide how to do it. We’re talking to a lot of well-known designers, and our focus on the F&B side is quite important. The restaurant previously had Michelin-star food and we want to make it more accessible to the public but with a very strong Bourbon bar. We’re going to make it quirky, fun and hopefully build a brand.”

Honky Tonk with a twist

Cutler hasn’t yet decided what to do exactly with the hotel’s restaurant, but said it could become ‘a Honky Tonk with a twist’: “Whatever goes in there will have to be all-day accessible and fast food, not a sit-down seven-course tasting menu, which it used to be. It needs to represent the area, and there are lots of choices so we have to make ourselves different. It’s essentially a restaurant with rooms and both will complement each other.”

Staff will mostly remain bound to The Unique Collection and some of them have been offered position with the new owners, but no redundancies will be made.


Honky Tonk Group to launch ‘quirky’ boutique hotel

The Honky Tonk Group has restaurants in Clapham and Chelsea

The deal was signed last Wednesday (2 July) with previous owner The Unlisted Collection, and though the venue will not close for refurbishment, it will re-launch as a 15-room boutique hotel with a more accessible food and beverage offering by the end of the year.

Honky Tonk Group co-owner Mark Cutler told BigHospitality this transaction fits into the group’s expansion plans​​, with two or three new openings a year in prime locations.

“This hotel is very unique. We’re going to make it boutique-y and cool but we are taking our time to decide how to do it. We’re talking to a lot of well-known designers, and our focus on the F&B side is quite important. The restaurant previously had Michelin-star food and we want to make it more accessible to the public but with a very strong Bourbon bar. We’re going to make it quirky, fun and hopefully build a brand.”

Honky Tonk with a twist

Cutler hasn’t yet decided what to do exactly with the hotel’s restaurant, but said it could become ‘a Honky Tonk with a twist’: “Whatever goes in there will have to be all-day accessible and fast food, not a sit-down seven-course tasting menu, which it used to be. It needs to represent the area, and there are lots of choices so we have to make ourselves different. It’s essentially a restaurant with rooms and both will complement each other.”

Staff will mostly remain bound to The Unique Collection and some of them have been offered position with the new owners, but no redundancies will be made.


Honky Tonk Group to launch ‘quirky’ boutique hotel

The Honky Tonk Group has restaurants in Clapham and Chelsea

The deal was signed last Wednesday (2 July) with previous owner The Unlisted Collection, and though the venue will not close for refurbishment, it will re-launch as a 15-room boutique hotel with a more accessible food and beverage offering by the end of the year.

Honky Tonk Group co-owner Mark Cutler told BigHospitality this transaction fits into the group’s expansion plans​​, with two or three new openings a year in prime locations.

“This hotel is very unique. We’re going to make it boutique-y and cool but we are taking our time to decide how to do it. We’re talking to a lot of well-known designers, and our focus on the F&B side is quite important. The restaurant previously had Michelin-star food and we want to make it more accessible to the public but with a very strong Bourbon bar. We’re going to make it quirky, fun and hopefully build a brand.”

Honky Tonk with a twist

Cutler hasn’t yet decided what to do exactly with the hotel’s restaurant, but said it could become ‘a Honky Tonk with a twist’: “Whatever goes in there will have to be all-day accessible and fast food, not a sit-down seven-course tasting menu, which it used to be. It needs to represent the area, and there are lots of choices so we have to make ourselves different. It’s essentially a restaurant with rooms and both will complement each other.”

Staff will mostly remain bound to The Unique Collection and some of them have been offered position with the new owners, but no redundancies will be made.


Honky Tonk Group to launch ‘quirky’ boutique hotel

The Honky Tonk Group has restaurants in Clapham and Chelsea

The deal was signed last Wednesday (2 July) with previous owner The Unlisted Collection, and though the venue will not close for refurbishment, it will re-launch as a 15-room boutique hotel with a more accessible food and beverage offering by the end of the year.

Honky Tonk Group co-owner Mark Cutler told BigHospitality this transaction fits into the group’s expansion plans​​, with two or three new openings a year in prime locations.

“This hotel is very unique. We’re going to make it boutique-y and cool but we are taking our time to decide how to do it. We’re talking to a lot of well-known designers, and our focus on the F&B side is quite important. The restaurant previously had Michelin-star food and we want to make it more accessible to the public but with a very strong Bourbon bar. We’re going to make it quirky, fun and hopefully build a brand.”

Honky Tonk with a twist

Cutler hasn’t yet decided what to do exactly with the hotel’s restaurant, but said it could become ‘a Honky Tonk with a twist’: “Whatever goes in there will have to be all-day accessible and fast food, not a sit-down seven-course tasting menu, which it used to be. It needs to represent the area, and there are lots of choices so we have to make ourselves different. It’s essentially a restaurant with rooms and both will complement each other.”

Staff will mostly remain bound to The Unique Collection and some of them have been offered position with the new owners, but no redundancies will be made.


Honky Tonk Group to launch ‘quirky’ boutique hotel

The Honky Tonk Group has restaurants in Clapham and Chelsea

The deal was signed last Wednesday (2 July) with previous owner The Unlisted Collection, and though the venue will not close for refurbishment, it will re-launch as a 15-room boutique hotel with a more accessible food and beverage offering by the end of the year.

Honky Tonk Group co-owner Mark Cutler told BigHospitality this transaction fits into the group’s expansion plans​​, with two or three new openings a year in prime locations.

“This hotel is very unique. We’re going to make it boutique-y and cool but we are taking our time to decide how to do it. We’re talking to a lot of well-known designers, and our focus on the F&B side is quite important. The restaurant previously had Michelin-star food and we want to make it more accessible to the public but with a very strong Bourbon bar. We’re going to make it quirky, fun and hopefully build a brand.”

Honky Tonk with a twist

Cutler hasn’t yet decided what to do exactly with the hotel’s restaurant, but said it could become ‘a Honky Tonk with a twist’: “Whatever goes in there will have to be all-day accessible and fast food, not a sit-down seven-course tasting menu, which it used to be. It needs to represent the area, and there are lots of choices so we have to make ourselves different. It’s essentially a restaurant with rooms and both will complement each other.”

Staff will mostly remain bound to The Unique Collection and some of them have been offered position with the new owners, but no redundancies will be made.


Honky Tonk Group to launch ‘quirky’ boutique hotel

The Honky Tonk Group has restaurants in Clapham and Chelsea

The deal was signed last Wednesday (2 July) with previous owner The Unlisted Collection, and though the venue will not close for refurbishment, it will re-launch as a 15-room boutique hotel with a more accessible food and beverage offering by the end of the year.

Honky Tonk Group co-owner Mark Cutler told BigHospitality this transaction fits into the group’s expansion plans​​, with two or three new openings a year in prime locations.

“This hotel is very unique. We’re going to make it boutique-y and cool but we are taking our time to decide how to do it. We’re talking to a lot of well-known designers, and our focus on the F&B side is quite important. The restaurant previously had Michelin-star food and we want to make it more accessible to the public but with a very strong Bourbon bar. We’re going to make it quirky, fun and hopefully build a brand.”

Honky Tonk with a twist

Cutler hasn’t yet decided what to do exactly with the hotel’s restaurant, but said it could become ‘a Honky Tonk with a twist’: “Whatever goes in there will have to be all-day accessible and fast food, not a sit-down seven-course tasting menu, which it used to be. It needs to represent the area, and there are lots of choices so we have to make ourselves different. It’s essentially a restaurant with rooms and both will complement each other.”

Staff will mostly remain bound to The Unique Collection and some of them have been offered position with the new owners, but no redundancies will be made.


Honky Tonk Group to launch ‘quirky’ boutique hotel

The Honky Tonk Group has restaurants in Clapham and Chelsea

The deal was signed last Wednesday (2 July) with previous owner The Unlisted Collection, and though the venue will not close for refurbishment, it will re-launch as a 15-room boutique hotel with a more accessible food and beverage offering by the end of the year.

Honky Tonk Group co-owner Mark Cutler told BigHospitality this transaction fits into the group’s expansion plans​​, with two or three new openings a year in prime locations.

“This hotel is very unique. We’re going to make it boutique-y and cool but we are taking our time to decide how to do it. We’re talking to a lot of well-known designers, and our focus on the F&B side is quite important. The restaurant previously had Michelin-star food and we want to make it more accessible to the public but with a very strong Bourbon bar. We’re going to make it quirky, fun and hopefully build a brand.”

Honky Tonk with a twist

Cutler hasn’t yet decided what to do exactly with the hotel’s restaurant, but said it could become ‘a Honky Tonk with a twist’: “Whatever goes in there will have to be all-day accessible and fast food, not a sit-down seven-course tasting menu, which it used to be. It needs to represent the area, and there are lots of choices so we have to make ourselves different. It’s essentially a restaurant with rooms and both will complement each other.”

Staff will mostly remain bound to The Unique Collection and some of them have been offered position with the new owners, but no redundancies will be made.


Honky Tonk Group to launch ‘quirky’ boutique hotel

The Honky Tonk Group has restaurants in Clapham and Chelsea

The deal was signed last Wednesday (2 July) with previous owner The Unlisted Collection, and though the venue will not close for refurbishment, it will re-launch as a 15-room boutique hotel with a more accessible food and beverage offering by the end of the year.

Honky Tonk Group co-owner Mark Cutler told BigHospitality this transaction fits into the group’s expansion plans​​, with two or three new openings a year in prime locations.

“This hotel is very unique. We’re going to make it boutique-y and cool but we are taking our time to decide how to do it. We’re talking to a lot of well-known designers, and our focus on the F&B side is quite important. The restaurant previously had Michelin-star food and we want to make it more accessible to the public but with a very strong Bourbon bar. We’re going to make it quirky, fun and hopefully build a brand.”

Honky Tonk with a twist

Cutler hasn’t yet decided what to do exactly with the hotel’s restaurant, but said it could become ‘a Honky Tonk with a twist’: “Whatever goes in there will have to be all-day accessible and fast food, not a sit-down seven-course tasting menu, which it used to be. It needs to represent the area, and there are lots of choices so we have to make ourselves different. It’s essentially a restaurant with rooms and both will complement each other.”

Staff will mostly remain bound to The Unique Collection and some of them have been offered position with the new owners, but no redundancies will be made.