One of the places I was most excited to stay while I was recently in London was the new London Edition Hotel. It's a collaboration between Marriott hotels and hotelier and Studio 54 founder, Ian Schrager. There are bits of it that remind me of the Public Hotel in Chicago that Mr. Schrager also designed (read my review here). The pops of green and artwork by Belgian photographer Hendrik Kerstens are similar but the Edition is taking the chain hotel to a chic new level. The New York Times has more on the story here. The London Edition is the first of many Edition Hotels with Miami set to open this year and New York in 2015. After staying first at Firmdale Hotels in London, the Edition was a sexy switch up with a party going on day and night in the lobby. I highly recommend staying on an upper floor to escape the sound. Even if you don't stay at the Edition, you should definitely make a dinner reservation at their restaurant, Berner's Tavern, which is the talk of the town. I can't wait to see what they do in New York.
The check in desk and hallway to the elevators.
This is what my room looked like during my stay. I was very excited to find plugs on both sides of the bed and an American outlet by the desk. Not having plugs on both sides of the bed in hotels is my biggest pet peeve while traveling.
Photo by Hendrik Kerstens.
My bathroom did not have a tub so it's nice to see that some rooms have one.