Generally, you wouldn’t refer to a hotel as new if it opened in July 2019 but given the times we are all living in we would certainly now say that the Standard Hotel London is a newbie to London particularly as it is their first opening in the UK and outside of America!
And what an addition to the Standard family it is! Located in the trendy King’s Cross area, a stone’s throw away from excellent transport links including the Euro Star, it really does have promising credentials before you even set foot in the hotel lobby; and once inside all those promises are truly met.
We were lucky enough to experience a fabulous evening at the Standard with our members recently which included an overview of the spaces within the hotel, a drinks reception in a unique space with unbelievable views of London, a delicious dinner at Decimo, and overnight accommodation – told you we were lucky!!
The friendly vibes are noticeable as soon as you walk into the hotel, check-in was super smooth and within 15 minutes of leaving the office, we were checked in and enjoying our rooms for the night. The hotel has a variety of bedrooms, 266 in total, ranging from cozy snug to suites – some suites even have amazing bathtubs on a terrace overlooking London.
After many photos and Instagram stories of our bedrooms, we all headed off to Townhouse 8 for a drinks reception, and what a space this is! If you are looking for a space with a wow factor, this has it. This unique space is an individual apartment with a lounge, dining room area, private bar, and a wraparound terrace with amazing views of London. This space would be perfect if you had a small board/team meeting that needed the wow factor; a drinks reception or a private dining experience – in the summer you could even eat on the terrace! Townhouse 8 has a capacity for 60 standing and 20 seated.
Another impressive space is Sweeties which has a New York club feel, perfect for a drinks reception, product launch, or a team party. With a large bar, a DJ booth and a show stopper of a glitter ball this space really does take your party to another level. If you are not feeling the party vibes, the hotel has plenty of options for corporate meetings with the use of Townhouse 9 which can be divided into three different meeting spaces, all with floor to ceiling windows of views of King’s Cross and all the tech you need – hybrid meetings are covered here! If the British summer is on our side, the hotel has you covered with a rooftop for up to 250 people and also a terrace for up to 40 people for those summer cocktails.
Exploring the event spaces and the guest spaces, including a library which houses the original books from the time the building was a library, we had worked up an appetite so we took a ride in the famous lift to Decimo which is a fantastic restaurant with incredible views of the city, a cool bar serving up fabulous cocktails and a semi-private dining space for up to 38 people seated or 50 standing. The restaurant is brilliant from the design, the menu, the atmosphere and importantly the staff. We tucked into a delicious Spanish menu which took us straight to Spain, the food was super tasty and we loved the fact you could still enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant. When the restaurant is not open, there is the option to privately hire the entire restaurant.
With full bellies, we rolled into the lifts to our bedrooms to enjoy a goodnight’s sleep – extremely comfortable beds!!! The alarm clock going off the next day didn’t feel as hideous when we got to enjoy a yummy breakfast; we also took advantage of the late check out of 12 noon (which is standard at the Standard…) to work from our rooms before heading back to our offices after lunch.
If you have not yet checked out the Standard Hotel, we highly recommend you do they have such a variety of spaces for all eventing needs – read about the spaces via the factsheet, and reach out to Thomas for more details.