Lost Property is now OPEN: City of London hotel throws open its doors to welcome guests
The capital’s newest hotel offers stylish bedrooms, atmospheric dining and bar at ‘Found’, premium coffee house ‘Tattle’ and a celebration of the City of London’s rich history.
Lost Property is set to open in July 2022 – developed by London based property developers, Dominvs Group, its opening marks the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton’s growing hotel portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels. All images: Viktor Kery
Located in an area steeped in history and heritage, this interior design partnership between Ica and Rani Ahluwalia, founder and creative director of Key interior and Designs, captures the vibrancy of the local area; where modernity meets legacy and the curious come to play. In this stunning grade II listed building, guests can choose between 145 uniquely designed rooms and suites across six categories and six floors: Guest rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, St Paul’s Junior Suites and Family Rooms, of which several have prime views of the cathedral. The bright and light bedrooms are sleek and modern with marble bathrooms and an industrial touch – a nod to the hotel’s urban surroundings. Bespoke red and blue colour schemes were carefully selected to reflect the city’s heritage, and eye-catching colour-pops and patterns contrast with clean lines and timeless neutral walls. The interiors celebrate the intricacies of lost craftsmanship and innovative design, echoing the shapes and architectural forms found in St Paul’s Cathedral and the neighbouring streets.
The bespoke and colourful artwork displayed throughout the hotel is eccentric and eclectic – a contemporary reflection of London’s rich history. Walking through the hotel is comparable to getting lost in an artistic maze with history-rich panels, whimsical animals as well as bowler hats symbolising lost property left in the city. The hotel lobby will instil curiosity upon arrival with its Murano glass pendants, colourful rugs, and panelling designed by Artistic Licence.
Situated in the City of London – Roman London’s original site and one of the capital’s oldest historical districts – Lost Property is within walking distance of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, and just 100 metres from St Paul’s Cathedral. The area continues to be a hive of activity, with eateries, bars, members clubs and cafes cropping up in an area that is now a melange of old and new. The City of London is the perfect place from which to explore the capital, with Central London, Shoreditch and South Bank just around the corner and the riverbank within walking distance.
Food & Beverage
The sense of mystery that is embedded in Lost Property’s DNA, runs right through to the hotel’s atmospheric ground-floor bar and restaurant, Found, which offers a classic food and drinks menu with a nostalgic twist. The bespoke bar is eight metres long and crafted out of bright blue resin, with stunning Murano glass pendants creating mood lighting and a cosy feel. The centrepiece of this social space is an ornate chandelier, crafted from Murano glass and made of individual figurines of extinct birds forming the shape of a hovering eagle. The extinct birds represent a lost natural treasure, immortalised in this quirky hotel, and echoed in the bespoke wallpaper specially designed for Lost Property by Timorous Beasties.
Hasham Soliman, Hotel Manager of Lost Property London, said: “We are looking forward to opening Lost Property and celebrating the team’s passion for exceptional food, drink and service. Lost Property will capture the imagination of our guests and the hotel’s location in the heart of historical London, will ensure guests enjoy an unforgettable stay that is full of surprises!”
Rani Ahluwalia, Design Director of Dominvs Group and Founder of Key Interior and Designs said:“Lost Property, St Paul’s will be the 7th Curio by Hilton in London and exemplifies Dominvs Group’s creative vision of unique, lifestyle hotel experiences through carefully curated, one-off design elements and service. Lost Property will serve as a unique addition to the Square Mile and offer guests an inspired, eclectic collection of artwork infusing London’s colourful past whilst preserving and enhancing the Culture Mile’s extraordinary history.”
With curiosities around every corner, Lost Property is a new opening that will make a splash on the London hotel scene this year, allowing discerning travellers the chance to explore a unique and culturally-rich part of London, and the lost the chance to be found.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of nearly 100 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. Curio Collection properties offer travellers authentic, curated experiences through distinctly local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,400 properties and more than one million rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 112 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including contactless check-in with room selection and Digital Key.
About Dominvs Group
Dominvs Group is a privately owned real estate led group that focuses on the residential and mixed used sectors in London and across the UK. Founded in 2011, the group is built upon his five decades of experience in founding and scaling fast-growing businesses. Dominvs Group is managed by a board of directors which combines highly experienced senior figures sourced from leading companies alongside directors from the Ahluwalia family, who have over 40 years of combined real estate expertise. Dominvs Group’s strategy is to further diversify into the residential market over the next five years which includes seeking real estate opportunities beyond its London heartland and looking at private residential, student, retirement, build-to-rent and joint venture opportunities around the UK, with Dominvs Group priding itself on its ambitious and long-term approach to investments, supporting bold projects that connect with customers and local communities in new and innovative ways. www.dominvsgroup.com
Ica is an architecture and interior design studio creating welcome change around the world. Established in 2003, Ica is regarded as one of the world’s leading hotel architecture and design practices — one with a reputation for securing exceptional planning gain for clients. It’s a single space where a 50-strong team of architects and interior designers collaborate to bring the very best ideas to clients all around the world — from the Caribbean to the Inner Hebrides. https://ica.studio/