The Montcalm Luxury Hotels group has officially opened the M by Montcalm in Shoreditch, London. The hotel is situated on City Road, a three-alk from Silicon roundabout, which is fast becoming the major hub for media technology firms.
The initial design concept has found expression in what is fast becoming an iconic building in the capital’s emerging Tech City quarter, where the City meets Shoreditch. The 18 storey building’s futuristic façade was heavily influenced by the work of ‘Op-Art’ pioneer Bridget Riley, particularly ‘Nataraja’ (1993), now part of the Tate Collection.
The building is one of the first in the world to absorb a horizontal transom on the façade, thus preserving the purity of the original architectural concept and vision. M by Montcalm was built by SGP Contracts Ltd under a full Design and Build contract. SGP employed external consultants 5plus Architects to carry forward the Michael Squire designed concept, Curtins Engineering and KUT M&E consultants to help deliver the project. The luxury hotel’s unique design required SGP to provide and implement innovative solutions to the numerous technical demands posed by the project.
There are 269 stylish rooms, consisting of four categories: Deluxe, Club, Junior Suite and Suite. These are complete with luxury amenities from Elemis and Hermès, rain showers, Bose speakers and easy to use technology that enables guests to create their own environment; they can even select the room aroma.
M by Montcalm is a place to unwind amid the buzz of Shoreditch’s spirit of innovation with the M Spa offering a wide range of Ila and Natura Bissé therapies, a Versace tiled swimming pool with steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi, and a gym equipped with the latest in technology.
The hotel incorporates art, music, design, technology and embraces local business and custom. M by Montcalm has advanced technology throughout the hotel. Features include tablets to easily control the lights, sound, temperature and order room service.
There are two restaurants within the property. The first, spread across the ground and mezzanine floors has a relaxed atmosphere for locals and guests to socialise and a huge bar serving cocktails. The second offers a refined dining experience on the 17th floor.
M by Montcalm offers Club room and VIP guests a stylish 16th floor exclusive club to hold meetings, work and relax in, with a food and drink menu from the 17th floor restaurant.