London cyber hotel ‘explodes into the future’

The design team behind cyber lounge Nutopia in London’s Covent Garden is creating “a super hi-tech hotel”. The new venue will seek to give London hotel users “a taste of tomorrow”, says Nutopia managing director Grant Mitchell.

Mitchell sees a gap in the market for such a cyber hotel, which will feature ultra hi-tech conference facilities and on-line booking. “There has been nothing like it before [in London], from Conran or Schrager,” he says.

The hotel, which is planned to open within the year, will be located in London between the City and the West End.

A new building which is being built specifically to house the hotel will be designed by ex-Foster & Partners architect Jason Bruges, who worked on the Nutopia cyber lounge. The project’s backers are yet to be revealed.

As with the existing Nutopia cyber lounge, a collaboration of designers from an array of disciplines will be brought in to work on the hotel. This will include film set designers, employed to give the hotel a “theatrical quality,” says Mitchell.

“People will come in and explode into the future,” he adds.

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