As of January 15, 2019, award-winning South Bank design hotel, Mondrian London will officially become Sea Containers London. Paying homage to the history of the iconic building in which the hotel sits, the new name will also mark the hotel’s independent status, as it will now be managed by Lore Group, as part of its collection of independent hotels.
Lore Group—an international hospitality company operating in Europe and the United States—will take over the management of the property from sbe. The transition will allow Sea Containers London to operate as normal with an on-property team.
Sea Containers London will continue to house riverside eatery, Sea Containers Restaurant, as well as the award-winning Dandelyan bar from Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr. Lyan). Sea Containers London also offers a rooftop bar, 12th Knot (formally Rumpus Room), featuring an outdoor terrace providing views of the River Thames. The hotel’s acclaimed spa, agua and Curzon cinema will continue to operate within the hotel as normal.
While the original Tom Dixon design of the hotel will largely remain the same following the transition, the hotel will receive a variety of interior updates that will build on the existing design. In addition to this, staff will model new uniforms, which is a nod to the golden age of transatlantic travel mixed with the contemporary street style of the South Bank.
As part of the hotel’s new status, Sea Containers London will debut a fresh graphic identity and branding to reflect the next chapter in the hotel’s history. The hotel says a playful sense of humor has been incorporated into the Sea Containers London brand, with materials featuring classic images with pop art-style illustrations that reflect the nautical history of the building and the transatlantic design of the interiors.