A new hotel set back on Garlick Hill, between the architectural triumphs of Sir Christopher Wren and The Shard in the warren of streets that line the Thames, Vintry & Mercer will connect guests to the unique story of the City’s past and the best of the modern day capital.
Opening in February 2019, the hotel is a 2-minute walk from London’s Cannon Street station and Mansion House tube – perfect for the modern traveller. Located in the historic Vintry Ward, the destination is inspired by the rich cultural influences of the historic area – where the Vintry Guild (est.1363) traded wines and the Mercer Guild (est. 1304) traded in fine fabrics. From barrel-aged cocktails to bespoke fabrics and old trading maps decorating the 92 rooms, hallways and dining spaces, guests will discover references to these historic trades blended with a contemporary edge.
Relax in the understated luxury of one of Vintry & Mercer’s rooms ranging from the intimate and perfectly appointed doubles to suites with glass-panelled balconies that look over London’s Southbank skyline. All rooms have been designed with carefully considered touches including bespoke velvet headboards, textile furnishings, leather door handles and artwork. The bathrooms enjoy colourful ceramic tiles, C.O.Bigelow products and walk-in showers. Bathrooms in the deluxe studio and studio suites benefit from built-in TVs for guest’s enjoyment. Amenities in all rooms include complimentary WIFI, tea-making facilities and soft drinks, 24 hour room service, LED TVs with movies on demand, laptop safe, air conditioning, and a Nespresso machine and Marshall speakers in Superior rooms and above.
3 DISTINCT DINING DESTINATIONS
For breakfasts, business lunches, dinners with friends or intimate cocktails, Vintry & Mercer boasts 3 distinct destinations:
Vintry Kitchen – A relaxed restaurant, Vintry Kitchen is located on the ground floor and will be open all day. The menu offers a selection of small plates bursting with Asian flavours. The room is elegant but informal with geometric tiled floors, urbane fittings, marble-topped tables and leather banquette seating.
Mercer Roof Terrace – On the roof of the hotel with views looking over London’s Southbank and St Pauls (including the Tate Modern and The Shard), Mercer Roof Terrace will embody understated luxury with wooden tables split inside a covered, glass-walled area and an outside area. With a charcoal oven, infused spirits and a farm-to-plate ethos, the menu will celebrate British ingredients that guests can enjoy inside or al fresco.
Do Not Disturb (DND) – Hidden away beneath is DND, a discreet, underground and sophisticated speakeasy cocktail bar taking inspiration from the clandestine bars of 1920s New York. Visitors will be able to savour speciality barrel-aged and vintage cocktails alongside a luxe menu of small plates and sliders. DND will have its own private entrance off the cobbles of Garlick Hill.
Vintry & Mercer will have spaces for guests and visitors, including a breakout area with computers and 3 private event spaces – The Music Room, The Library and The Drawing Room – that will be perfect for hosting events from business meetings to private dinners. Capacities range from an intimate 10 seated in The Music Room, to up to 35 standing in The Library. The Library and The Drawing Room are interconnecting, allowing for a maximum of 55 guests standing. All event spaces will be equipped with a TV/screen. The hotel will also boast a gym kitted out with the latest equipment from Life Fitness, an integrated digital screen, free internet access and iPhone docks.
BRINGING THE OUTDOORS IN
In the heart of a busy working city, the site of the hotel at the formation of the Vinters and Mercer’s guilds would have been a stone’s throw from vast countryside. As a nod to this, Vintry & Mercer will bring nature into the hotel with vibrant plants along with green colour accents to promote a feeling of calm. Vintry & Mercer is committed to ensuring it is eco-friendly and will feature solar panels and a green roof.
Vintry & Mercer is opening on 4 February 2019 and is brought to you by the team behind South Kensington’s The Ampersand Hotel and is an independent hotel part of Small Luxury Hotels of the WorldTM, a collection of over 500 hotels in more than 80 countries.
For a limited time, Vintry & Mercer are offering a a pre-opening offer of £149 per night for a standarsd room (valid Friday and Saturday nights). This offer is fully pre-paid, non-refundable or amendable, subject to rate availability at the time of booking. Superior and Deluxe rooms available at a supplement.
To book call: +44 203 908 8088 or email: email@example.com