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Openings
The Firmdale group of modern, boutique hotels opened its
Ham Yard Hotel (a £90m development) this summer. It’s
situated on a three-quarter acre site in Soho that had been
(remarkably) waste ground since the London Blitz of 1940.
The hotel is set around a tree-filled garden and aims for an
urban village feel. It has 90 individually designed bedrooms
and suites (replete with signature bold colours and textures).
It also has 24 residential apartments, a collection of 13
specialist retail stores and a restaurant with outdoor dining.
There are also drawing rooms, private dining and event
rooms and a spa (with a fully equipped gym, including
a hypoxic chamber for altitude training). There’s even a
1950s-style, four-lane bowling alley and a rooftop garden with
views of the London skyline.
Ham Yard’s owners have already opened the Crosby Street
Hotel in New York and will soon be launching a second
property in the American city at 20 West 56th Street (just off
Fifth Avenue).
The new 90-room property will be similar in style to the
Crosby Street Hotel – with some suites featuring private
terraces. Its facilities will include a screening room.
Ham Yard Hotel
The Diary
Views inside and outside the Ham Yard Hotel
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