One Hundred Shoreditch is located in the heart of Shoreditch on Shoreditch High Street in the building of the former Ace Hotel. If you went to the Ace Hotel before, don’t worry One Hundred Shoreditch still has the cool factor but we feel like the bigger sister so think more glamorous and grown-up vibes. The interiors and vibe throughout the hotel are luxurious, relaxed, and rather boujee! The hotel has 258 bedrooms, six restaurants, and bars, plus five meeting and event spaces.
The evening started in the lobby bar, which has a fabulous semi-private space by the bar, we enjoyed a warm welcome from our hosts with an overview of the concept of the hotel all washed down with delicious champagne. The lobby bar is a great spot if you wanted a relaxed drink soaking up the atmosphere of the hotel – they also serve pizzas in this area. As the hotel has only been open for three weeks, no one in the group had seen the spaces before so we were excited to see the five meeting and event spaces. Spaces include:
· The One Hundred Room – a fabulous space with amazing views of the city that is the perfect space for a drinks reception, private dining experience, or a conference/meeting;
· The North and East Rooms – the North rooms are smaller spaces that have ample natural daylight for either 14 people seated or 20 standing. Both spaces are great for smaller board room meetings or private dinners. The East rooms are more spacious for up to 85 people for larger events; and
· The rooftop – this space is gorgeous with lots of neutral colors, plants, and incredible views of London. The rooftop bar and terrace is the place to hold an incredible drinks reception.
For the ultimate event, you can also hire the entire floor to hold an event across all the meeting rooms and the rooftop!
The bedrooms have all been designed to be very calming and relaxing – the spot to recover from your time in Shoreditch – the décor is beautiful and the small touches throughout from the lighting, the snack and drinks bar, their own newspaper, canvas bags, and umbrellas in the room are all well received. The studio rooms with the oriels windows are fabulous!
The Seed Library is a bar within the hotel that can be hired exclusively and would make a unique space to consider for a day event as well. The hotel has its own coffee shop, we look forward to grabbing one when we are passing next time and we did suggest they should turn it into an espresso martini bar in the evening – heard it here first! The rooftop will also be opening as a drinks spot when not in use for events.
After a tour of the spaces, we had worked up an appetite and headed to the semi-private area in Goddard & Gibbs that specializes in British Seafood. Well, we had the most incredible dinner!! We enjoyed a family-sharing style menu that included oysters, scallops, crab, vegetable tempura, skate, sea bream, risotto, chicken, fabulous sides, and the yummiest desserts! The service was impeccable and the food honestly was delicious, everyone was blown away. At the front of the restaurant, there is a great wine bar, this would work really well for a wine tasting for a small group followed by dinner in the restaurant.
The evening was brilliant and everyone loved the hotel and all the spaces available – just what we needed to get the creative juices going again with the volume of in-person events we are now all managing. Inspirational Venues & Events were excellent hosts, along with One Hundred Shoreditch, and they kindly added some special touches for our members which were really appreciated.
Please do reach out to us if you would like to be introduced to the team that hosted us.