The atrium is reminiscent of the heady spirals found in New York’s Guggenheim Museum.
When establishing roots in London, Hyatt’s burgeoning Andaz brand opted for the city’s eastern fringes, adjacent to the Liverpool Street Station and near St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge. The building once served as the Bethlehem Royal Hospital, a haven for the mentally ill. During its overhaul, a hidden Masonic Lodge, covered in marble and mahogany, was also discovered. Along with this colorful history, the hotel captures a decidedly contemporary spirit. The 267 rooms feature Eames furniture and bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling brick tiling and deep fast-fill bathtubs. Four of the rooms pop with vibrant murals from artists Patrick Vale, Paul Davis, Chris Price, ILoveDust and Patrick Morgan. The atrium, reminiscent of the heady spirals found in New York’s Guggenheim Museum, is also eye-catching. Many locals walk through it as well to partake of one of the hotel’s seven bars and restaurants, including the Champagne nook Catch and the Japanese haven Miyako.