The London opening is the group’s first outside of the US. As well as their New York hotel, other branches of The Standard can be found in the similarly fun-loving locations of LA, West Hollywood and Miami. The London branch boasts 266 rooms, with interiors designed by Shawn Hausman Design, the same company which has worked on all other Standard properties.
The hotel has already appointed Adam Rawson as its first executive chef. The former head chef of Marylebone’s Peruvian-inspired Pachamama will head up the ground-floor restaurant, Isla, and neighbouring bar, Double Standard. At laid-back, foliage-adorned Isla, the focus is on coastal cuisine, light proteins and seasonal British produce accompanied by a selection of natural wines. While at Double Standard, guests can tuck into traditional pub classics and NYC dive bar food in the cosy space (all wooden doors and deep red carpets). Rawson is working under the hotel’s creative director Angela Dimayuga, while the restaurant's design has been overseen by long-standing Standard collaborator Shawn Hausman.
Later in the year, Michelin-starred, award-winning chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias is opening a second restaurant and bar, and stand-alone bar, in the hotel. And, while firm details are yet to be announced, it’s thought the hotel will house a bar and observation area not too dissimilar to that of its New York sibling. We’ll raise a Manhattan to that.
|What||The Standard Hotel, London|
|Where||The Standard Hotel, London, 10 Argyle Street , London , WC1H 8EG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||King's Cross St. Pancras (underground)|
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