The interiors are eclectic – an overused word nowadays, but particularly relevant in the case of this hotel. The contemporary character of the City is combined with its inspirational history throughoutthespace. Thereistheold-world charm of vintage-inspired furniture and joinery mixed with modern and clean detailing, creatingaplayfulmarriageof the two.’
The hotel, which opened earlier this year, features bespoke designed carpets that reflect the fine fabrics traded by the mercers, thoughtfully curated artwork, which connects to each of the guilds, and a stunning light sculpture suspended horizontally to draw guests and visitors into the main spaces.
Room types are varied in their materiality and palette to reflect the colours and type of the chosen guilds, focusing on the composition and scale of traditional patterns and furniture forms. The rooms are intimate; grandiose winged headboards with bespoke damask and velvet upholstery take centre stage. Dressing areas are a modern play on a deconstructed travel trunk, featuring scraped textured timber veneer with brass mesh panels.
Vintry & Mercer features 92 guestrooms, a gym, three meeting rooms and a main restaurant on the ground floor, rooftop restaurant and bar with amazing views of St Paul’s Cathedral and a sumptuous speakeasy bar in the basement.