THE ROOF opens at The Reykjavik EDITION, offering the best panoramic views in the Icelandic capital
The Reykjavik EDITION has set a new standard as the Icelandic capital’s first truly luxury hotel experience, since opening in preview late last year. This month, THE ROOF opens at The Reykjavik EDITION as the hotel’s hotly anticipated rooftop bar, promising stunning 360°panoramic views of the Ocean, Mount Esja and the Snæfellsjökul glacier. All images: Nikolas Koenig
Overlooking the harbour and ocean, THE ROOF is set to be the best place in Reykjavik to enjoy the endless bright summer evenings that Iceland has to offer. The venue also provides an unparalleled chance to view the magical northern lights in the colder months, set against the backdrop of the capital’s iconic mountain range. In addition, during city celebrations such as Cultural Night and New Year’s Eve, the Harbour sky outside the hotel comes to life with firework displays, giving guests a front row seat.
THE ROOF at The Reykjavik EDITION is located on the hotel’s 7th floor and offers dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a large wrap-around seasonal outdoor terrace. It is a unique offering in Iceland’s capital and brings a stylish addition to the city’s bar scene.
The Reykjavik EDITION has been designed in partnership with local architecture firm, T.ark and New York-based studio, Roman and Williams with guidance of ISC (Ian Schrager Company) design, subtly capturing the spirit of Reykjavik while avoiding the clichés and remaining firmly rooted in the EDITION brand’s strong sense of refined sophistication and style. This extends to THE ROOF, where the slick all-black interiors create a discreet background that doesn’t distract from the venue’s phenomenal views. Putting these views at the centre of the venue’s design, the interior has a black ebonized wood floor, black window frames, black painted ceiling, and black solar shades.
Alongside casual bar seating, guests can have a light bite from snug sofas around the perimeter, and cozy black shearling lounge chairs provide a base for flavourful dining. With a carefully curated menu by THE ROOF Sous Chef Tiago Rosa, the bar supports sustainable farming, quality, and great flavours. This casual menu of bar bites and comfort food is supplemented by an innovative drink’s menu featuring cocktails, local wines and beers.
About EDITION Hotels
EDITION Hotels is an unexpected and refreshing collection of individualized, customized, one-of-a-kind hotels which redefine the codes of traditional luxury. Displaying the best of dining and entertainment, services and amenities “all under one roof,” each EDITION property is completely unique, reflecting the best of the cultural and social milieu of its location and of the time.
For affluent, culturally savvy and service-savvy guests, the EDITION experience and lifestyle explores the unprecedented intersection and the perfect balance between taste-making design and innovation and consistent, excellent service on a global scale.
EDITION manages 14 hotels around the world spanning from North America and Europe to the Middle East and Asia. EDITION Hotels recently announced further international expansion by the end of 2022, with the slated opening of eight new properties across three continents. The planned new openings include sites in Rome, Tampa, Doha, Mexico’s Riviera Maya at Kanai and EDITION’s second property in Tokyo. With 14 hotels worldwide currently, these planned openings underscore the brand’s strong growth. EDITION is one of Marriott International’s Luxury Brands.