Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars: A New Chapter in London’s Historical Tapestry

Nestled in a Grade II listed building, once part of King Henry VIII’s Bridewell Palace, the Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars stands prominently within the city’s vibrant business and leisure district. This prime location offers guests seamless access to London’s myriad attractions, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, and Shakespeare’s Globe, all within walking distance.

Embodying the Hyatt Regency brand’s ethos, the hotel is crafted to foster productivity and peace. The guest rooms and suites are a sanctuary of contemporary luxury, featuring high-end amenities and dedicated workspaces designed to encourage both connectivity and relaxation. The hotel also introduces three innovative food and beverage concepts destined to become culinary landmarks in the area. Additionally, its versatile event spaces are ideal for hosting diverse gatherings in this coveted central London spot.

Designed by THDP, the hotel’s interiors pay homage to its regal and literary heritage. Materials such as marble ceramics and gold finishes echo the building’s royal past, while bespoke artwork inspired by historical newspaper printing honours the nearby Fleet Street, the iconic heart of publishing. Nick Hickson of THDP elaborates:

“The geometry of the Grade II listed building inspired us during the design process. We took elements from the façade such as the cast iron elements, the ceramic cladding pattern, and the window partitions and developed them to create a unique reference with the exteriors.”

The colour palette is play on the  “greens of London”. Throughout the area and famous London landmarks, the colour green is a constant feature throughout the city. The aim for THDP was to use this hue as a familiar symbol people can relate to, feeling the atmosphere of London on the journey from the outside to the guest room.

204 guest rooms and suites provide impressive views of the listed buildings that once held iconic printing presses, while others offer the chance to marvel at the famous skyline of the city of London. With 10 room categories and up to 753 square feet (70 square meters) of space, guests can enjoy the hotel’s modern guest rooms, complemented by ergonomic work areas, rainfall showers and comfortable aesthetics. Here the classic meets contemporary style, with dark wood panelling behind beds, soft furnishings inspiration, green marble details for a luxury feel, exposed open wardrobes, clean lines. Every room features area rugs to define lounge area, full length mirrors, box framed TV and classic British lighting with a modern twist.

The bathrooms feature luxury hand crafted tiling, a walk in shower and a custom vanity unit with wall mounted tap, whilst small the bathrooms feel luxurious and generous.

The hotel’s culinary offerings are just as thoughtfully curated. The Chinese Cricket Club offers a modern interpretation of Chinese culinary traditions, its name paying tribute to Feng, captain of the Shanghai XI cricket team, and his wife Xiu, pioneers of traditional Chinese cuisine in London.

Meanwhile, NynLON brings a slice of New York and London together, serving comfort food in an ambiance that blends industrial chic with art deco elements.

Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars, now the ninth Hyatt-branded hotel in London, is a testament to the brand’s expansion and commitment to excellence in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. For those seeking a blend of historical richness with modern luxury, Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars promises an experience that is both enriching and exceptional. For more information, please visit Hyatt Regency’s website.


About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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