The four-star hotel, which is owned and operated by Dalata Hotel Group, is the eighth Clayton to open in the UK and the third London hotel in the group, joining Clayton hotels in Chiswick and Cricklewood. Total investment in the hotel is £91m investment and the creation of more than 60 new jobs.
Located in Aldgate East, right in the heart of the city’s Financial District, the hotel is minutes’ walk from many of London’s iconic landmarks, including the Tower of London, Brick Lane, The Gherkin and Old Spitalfields Market, providing a central location for guests who are looking for stylish and comfortable accommodation with the City of London on their doorstep.
The hotel’s design has been inspired by Victorian textile warehouses and reflects the neighbourhood’s fascinating fusion of East End tradition and contemporary creativity.
The hotel boasts 212 modern and stylish bedrooms, including deluxe and executive rooms as well as luxurious suites. Each of the rooms features flat screen TVs, tea and coffee facilities and en-suite bathrooms with rainfall showers, as well as Google Chromecast, offering guests access to all the latest streaming services.
There is also a full spec onsite fitness suite offering access to the latest machines, weights and screens – available to guests only. Guests can also sit back and relax in the comfort of their own room if they wish, with 24 hour in-room dining options available.
Visitors to Clayton Hotel City of London can expect great food from the Grill restaurant as well as Dalata Hotel Group’s own coffee brand, Red Bean Roastery, a signature blend of coffee prepared by expert baristas. Led by head chef Ian Bulpin, the Grill restaurant serves a range of delicious fresh dishes using the very best of local British produce and influences by the hotel’s East London location.
Both a la carte and fixed price menus are available, plus daily specials, to provide the best of what is local and in season. With friendly, helpful staff, good food and excellent facilities, the new hotel is the perfect place to take advantage of all London’s business, shopping and culture.
Guests can also relax and unwind in the Globe Bar, open from 12noon – 1am, with an expert team on hand to offer an exceptional experience through a spotlight on craft beer, gin and fine wine in a comfortable and stylish surrounding. A brunch menu is also available in the bar area, with express lunches offering two courses for £15 and a main course for only £10.
James Feeney, general manager at Clayton Hotel City of London said, “We’re delighted to open a new hotel in Aldgate East to build on the already successful network of Clayton hotels in London at Chiswick and Cricklewood.
“This new hotel gives us a presence in a key central location within the city and is ideally located for corporate guests who want to be close to the City of London, and leisure guests visiting the many attractions that the city has to offer.
“The Clayton brand offers high quality affordable luxury from a professional, friendly, knowledgeable team and we look forward to welcoming guests and locals to enjoy many memorable moments in the making.”
This is the first of several Clayton hotel openings planned for the UK as part of a multi-million-pound investment throughout the Clayton Hotel network.
The Dalata Hotel Group has unrivalled expertise in hospitality, and already operates seven Clayton hotels in the UK, two in London, Cardiff, Leeds, Birmingham, Belfast and Manchester Airport along with three Maldron hotels in Newcastle, Belfast city centre and at Belfast International Airport.