An art-filled property with an epicurean bent.
Restauranteurs Des Gunewardena and David Loewi transform rundown buildings into vibrant culinary destinations through their company D&D London. Now they’ve brought their visionary spirit to the hotel world with South Place Hotel, in London’s business and banking district. Designed by local firms Allies and Morrison and Conran + Partners, the property naturally has an epicurean bent. At seafood restaurant Angler, guests either sit underneath a mirrored ceiling and gaze out floor-to-ceiling windows or take to the rooftop terrace. The bar of the more informal comfort-food restaurant 3 plays home to a DJ. With commissioned pieces by talents like Damien Florébert-Cuypers and John Vincent Aranda, art is present throughout the hotel. Guestrooms mingle wool carpets with floor-to-ceiling windows, dark oak wardrobes, and slate and marble bathrooms. On the top floor, a sloping mansard ceiling is the draw of the cozy Dominion room, while the open-plan Suite 610 has a signature glass bathtub.