ME London

The atrium, hotel, lobby, reception, ME London, champagne, ice, bucket

There’s something beautiful about new hotels; they’re pristine, clean-cut, and modern with unique touches not seen elsewhere. They keep you coming back for more.

Enter ME London.

The 157 room property opened on 1st March this year in Marconi House, the original London home of BBC radio. There are 16 suites, including the beautifully named Chic and Passion Suites, and the ultra-luxurious Suite ME; a two-storey penthouse located in the turret of the building with a 360 degree panoramic view of the city. Suite ME also has private direct access to Radio, ME London’s rooftop bar.

Walking through the corridors of the hotel brought me back to the Luxor in Vegas with it’s similar angular dimensions and elegant black surfaces. The roofbar has a distinct ‘summer in New York’ feel and the food in Cucina Asellina is a contemporary take on rustic Italian. ME London is a treat for all the senses and emotions; the food, service, architecture, design, and offerings are spectacular and take you the world over in a classy and design-led way.

The interior and exterior of the hotel were designed by British architectural firm Foster + Partners who are responsible for the likes of Millennium Bridge, Wembley Stadium and the Gherkin, to name a few.

There are currently ME Hotels in Madrid, Cancun, Cabo and London, with ME Ibiza and ME Mallorca opening in 2014, and Me Dubai launching in 2016. London rates start from £340 per night, excluding VAT.

I had wanted to visit ME London for a while and got the opportunity to go to the launch of Radio’s new winter look and menu courtesy of LUCA by LUCHFORD APM. We were treated amazingly and got to try some really unique cocktails on the roofbar followed by a tour of the hotel and lunch at Cucina Asellina, topped off with an insanely strong but delicious limoncello.

ME London is the perfect place for a date, dinner with parents, a celebration, or a quick coffee with friends. Having not stayed there I can’t comment on the overnight experience but if it’s up to the same high standard as every other aspect of the property you’re in safe hands.

London skyline from Radio, ME London's rooftop bar, hotel, shard, view

The London skyline from Radio, ME London’s rooftop bar

London skyline from Radio, ME London's rooftop bar, hotel, London Eye, view

A cloudy view from Radio

cover, outside area, Radio bar, ME London's rooftop bar, hotel, view

The cover around the outside area of Radio allowing guests to make the most of the views come rain or shine

Second storey of Suite ME, private access to roofbar, cover, outside area, Radio bar, ME London, hotel, view

Second storey of Suite ME with private access to the roofbar

Winter warmer cocktails, Radio bar, ME London's rooftop bar, hotel, view

Winter warmer cocktails – S-B-T (Sailor Jerry, lime, apple, Crème de Mure, wild berry tea) and Warm ME Up (Hennessy cognac, winter spices, hot chocolate)

Radio bar, rooftop, ME London, view, orange, hotel, view

Radio

Winter throws, Moet, Champagne, Radio bar, ME London's rooftop bar, hotel, view

Winter throws

The atrium, hotel, view, lobby, reception, ME London

The atrium

The atrium, hotel, view, lobby, reception, ME London, seats

Seating in the reception area

Mini bar, cocktail shaker, ME London, bedrooms

Mini bar complete with cocktail shaker

room lighting system, buttons, hotel, bedroom, ME London

In-room lighting system

Spa menu, good for you,  hotel, bedroom, ME London

Spa menu

Words on the bathroom mirror, Chic Suite, writing, bathroom, hotel, bedroom, ME London

Words on the bathroom mirror in a Chic Suite

Chic Suite, lounge, city view,  hotel, bedroom, ME London

Chic Suite separate lounge area overlooking the city

Cucina Asellina, hotel, restaurant, ME London, wine, display

Cucina Asellina

Cheese, salmon, food, dishes, Cucina Asellina, hotel, restaurant, ME London

Cheese and salmon dishes

lunch, Cucina Asellina, food, dishes, hotel, restaurant, ME London

Lunch at Cucina Asellina

Halibut, lunch, Cucina Asellina, food, dishes, hotel, restaurant, ME London

Halibut

Limoncello, lunch, Cucina Asellina, drinks, hotel, restaurant, ME London

Limoncello

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(I was a guest of ME London)

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