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Mondrian London: Best location, excellent service

Mondrian London: Best location, excellent service

Mondrian London at Sea Containers dazzled the London hotel scene when it opened its doors on 30th September 2014 on the South Bank. Designed by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of visionary Tom Dixon, the iconic building boasts 359 guestrooms and suites, stunning riverside views, two exciting bars, an expansive restaurant with private dining room, a maritime inspired 56-­seat cinema and an exciting new spa concept.

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Embracing the building’s heritage, Morgans Hotel Group’s first Mondrian branded hotel outside the United States showcases a number of nautical features including a dramatic, handcrafted copper hull sweeping from the entrance through the lobby into the heart of Mondrian London - the restaurant, Sea Containers, which offers fresh, seasonally considered cuisine that is sustainable, carefully sourced and perfectly prepared.

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Mondrian London also provides welcome additions to the eclectic South Bank scene with the exclusive rooftop bar, Rumpus Room, which offers panoramic views across the city’s skyline, and the award­‐winning Dandelyan, a seasonal cocktail bar overseen by Ryan Chetiyawardana, A.K.A Mr Lyan.

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With a sumptuous green marble bar and dramatic views of the Thames, Dandelyan serves both innovative cocktails and refined interpretations of the classics, taking inspiration from the botanical wilds of the British countryside and around the world. Taking full advantage of the hotel's unique location, many of the design-led 359 bedrooms and suites offer river and city views.

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With the golden age of transatlantic ship travel as a departure point and ocean liner cabins as his inspiration, Dixon has created fitted and well-­thought-out rooms, incorporating metallic and brass throughout. In addition, each room features bespoke furniture from Tom Dixon and a one of piece of art adorns the wall. The mini bars in each room also offer bespoke pre-packaged Dandelyan cocktails, mixed by Mr Lyan himself.

The hotel also debuted agua Bathhouse & Spa at Mondrian London, a bold spa playground concept. 

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The spa boasts six spacious treatment suites and Spa & Glamour Lounges. A fully curated menu of signature treatments and collaborations from brands such as Soveral, Estelle & Thild, Dr. Jackson’s Natural Products, GLAMGLOW, de mamiel and CIATÉ are available.

A 56-­seat screening room is also on site at Mondrian London, available to book for events during the week.

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Weekends see Curzon take over the space and takecharge of programming to show the latest leading arthouse cinematic hits for guests and the public to enjoy.

The hotel features six flexible meeting and event spaces with state-of-­the-­art audio, video and telecommunications capabilities.

The ground floor of Mondrian London hosts the new Lazarides Editions gallery, presenting a stimulatingschedule of exclusive artist book launches, bespoke exhibitions, and independent screenings in addition to a revolving curation of notable print editions. Lazarides Editions provides an ideal location for iconic works on paper, timeless luxury gifts and provocative, multi-‐disciplinary, in-­store collaborations.

 

AGUA BATHHOUSE & SPA

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Embracing the Hollywood glamour, renegade origins and bold nature of Morgans Hotel Group and its aspirational Mondrian brand, agua Bathhouse & Spa at Mondrian London has created a distinct social hub for guests. Filled with authentic spa experiences, personalised treatments and an original selection of skincare, some of which agua has introduced to the global spa arena, guests are encouraged to explore a diverse range of therapies in an eclectic and comforting setting.

 

Spa Playground

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Debuting its new concept, the Spa Playground, agua at Mondrian London promotes a social, multi-sensory experience that encourages both individual treatments and fun with friends. agua at Mondrian London offers an unorthodox dimension to the spa arena that embraces the heritage and spirit of community found in Roman spa culture. This spa is all about late 1970s influenced ’Glamrock’ and plays a seasonally developed soundtrack to represent the spa’s retro vibe. agua at Mondrian London also serves champagne, freshly prepared beverages and cuisine to suit all tastes and moods; healthy guests can either enjoy a guilt-free raw menu created by the in-house Executive Chef, or indulge in vintage style desserts such as organic chocolate fondues and gourmet ice-cream sundaes.

 

Designed by Tom Dixon

The cutting edge design of agua at Mondrian is envisioned by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of Tom Dixon, and boasts six spacious treatment suites and Spa & Glamour Lounges, as well as rain howers steam baths.

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A striking floor-to-ceiling copper teardrop installation reflects Roman water vessels in the subterranean Spa Lounge, which also boasts an expansive, custom-designed sofa filling an entire corner of the room, mimicking rippled watermarks over sand. This allows guests to lounge, lie or sit, either alone or in groups. Further Roman touches can be found throughout agua at Mondrian London, including the risqué Tom Dixon commissioned nude ‘Renaissance Man’ sculpture. Based on a Neo Classical Roman bust, the wood-sculpted nude is the personification of agua’s new ‘rebellious’ playground concept: relaxed, body-confident, professional yet spirited.

This boutique urban spa uses curving walls, luminous pathways and trippy visuals to play on theunderwater theme, with dappled water projections and lighting effects transforming the space into a maritime adventure that guests won’t want to leave.

 

Spa Curation

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agua at Mondrian London offers a core range of fully curated signature treatments, featuring exclusive collaborations with experts and niche wellness brands that include GLAMGLOW, SOVERAL, Dr. Jackson’s Natural Products, Estelle & Thild, Natura Bissé, CIATÉ, de mamiel, Billion Dollar Brows, Lola’s Apothecary, I Love My Muff and Lycon Waxing. Each brand has been carefully hand-picked by a team of experts to continue agua’s medicinal and sustainable approach to therapy that ensures its guests are treated holistically and leave looking- and feeling - uplifted and refreshed.

 

Glamour Room

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agua at Mondrian London also boasts a Glamour Room in a soul uplifting setting which is more members’ club than nail bar. Offering a variety of girly packages, the Glamour Room promises to preen and pamper guests and ensure they leave feeling beautiful, putting the fun back into the spa experience. Treatments include GLAMGLOW Mud parties© for up to eight guests, and the Stiletto Smoother, a Booster that combines Soveral foot massage techniques to release tension, warm the muscles and increase circulation, finishing off with a deluxe CIATÉ pedicure.

 

Treatments

 agua at Mondrian London has curated a selection of original treatments offering sound, effective results that incite awareness and education, and fulfil guest’s needs by offering such services in a highly skilled and credible environment. The therapeutic menu focuses on getting back to basics in spa treatment fundamentals and the agua team has worked with each brand at a grass root level, overseeing techniques and training and, in some cases, product development.

 

The menu has been created to cater specifically to the demands of the new generation of young spa visitors. agua Bathhouse & Spa is accessible to all guests, offering affordable treatments that have been specially curated for every age and gender. Whether you pick a 15 minute Booster treatment to target a specific body part for just £20 or splash out on a day package for 200 minutes of treatments for £260, Mondrian London’s spa caters for everyone.

 

Experiences using Dr. Jackson’s Natural Products include the Bust Blossom, a bespoke bust massage, and Custom Guru massages using Soveral products. Also on the menu is Annee de Mamiel’s highly acclaimed Seasonal Atunement treatment, a bespoke therapy in which Annee incorporates acupuncture, compresses, hand-blended essential oil and specific massage techniques, as well as the Natura Bisse Cure Facial that involves a meticulous double cleansing process inspired by traditional Japanese protocols.

 

At the opening of agua at Mondrian London, JacquelineKneebone, Regional Director of Spa and Retail at Morgans Hotel Group says: “We're so pleased to have had the opportunity to work with such a range of experts on this project, from design to brand collaborations, and we are really looking forward to the public reception of our spa playground concept.”

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