Accor and sbe have announced an agreement to turn the five-star London hotel, The Curtain, into a Mondrian hotel with a new dining outlet courtesy of chef Dani Garcia.
Slated to open its doors in 2021, this will be Mondrian’s sixth hotel in the global portfolio and a European flagship.
The current property will reopen its doors as the Mondrian Shoreditch London after an update and restyling of the hotel. Meanwhile, The Curtain Members’ Club will continue to operate alongside the re-branded hotel, providing a world-class offering to members.
The opening follows sbe and Accor’s previously announced plan to open 10 new Mondrian properties by 2022 and follows the company’s recent launch of Mondrian Seoul Itaewon. The group will also open Mondrian Bordeaux and Mondrian Cannes in 2021.
The 120-room property sits in the heart of Shoreditch, London’s creative and cultural hub. The reopening will feature several signature food and beverage brands at Mondrian Shoreditch London, including a culinary experience by world-famous chef Dani García.
This will be the first time García, one of the most internationally-renowned Andalusian cooks, will open a culinary experience with sbe in London. sbe will also revive the taste-making rooftop lounge Rumpus Room, long-term fixture in London’s glamorous nightlife scene, and will bring an award-winning mixology concept to the property.
The return of the Mondrian brand to London reflects the continued strategic expansion of the brand’s international footprint in partnership with Accor, which will include soon-to-be announced Mondrian properties in Australia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Maldives, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The group has further big plans in the pipeline – by 2022, sbe plans to open 50 new hotels internationally, 10 of which will fall under the iconic Mondrian brand.
sbe Chief Operating Officer Chadi Farhat commented: “I am very proud to be working with Reuben Brothers and Accor to take over such a prestigious property and to bring Mondrian back to London.
The city has been and will continue to be such a thriving market for our lifestyle hospitality offerings, and I am very excited to reestablish Mondrian as one of London’s most innovative and glamorous destinations for hospitality, culinary and mixology experiences for locals and travelers alike.”
Chef Dani García told The Wordrobe: “We look forward to establishing the property as the heart of the Shoreditch food scene in our first ever UK restaurant.
I have always been drawn by the magic and energy of London and this opportunity along SBE, Accor and the Reuben Brothers is a dream come true for us. We are humbled and honored and look very much forward to welcoming guests into our restaurant at the soon to become iconic Mondrian Shoreditch London.”