The Stratford to open in east London with interiors by Space Copenhagen

We take a first look inside the 145-room property, situated in the Manhattan Loft Gardens skyscraper

Bedroom Suite Interior at The Stratford hotel at Manhattan Loft Gardens
Rich Stapleton

From Manhattan Loft Corporation, the company behind the Chiltern Firehouse and St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, comes the hotly anticipated The Stratford at Manhattan Loft Gardens. Housed in a skyscraper by SOM, the architecture firm that designed One World Trade Center, the hotel is part of a new wave of settlers forging Stratford’s status as the city’s cultural hub, opening ahead of the V&A East, Sadler’s Wells East and CrossRail.

Exterior of The Stratford Hotel at Manhattan Loft Gardens, London
Luke Hayes

Its sophisticated interiors are the work of Danish designers Space Copenhagen – think muted greys, tactile fabrics and high-quality craftsmanship. On the ground floor, next to the spectacular seven-storey glass atrium, is relaxed all-day eatery The Brasserie, while seven floors up, beside a meadow-inspired garden, is Allegra, a restaurant headed up by former Chiltern Firehouse head chef Patrick Powell. From £199 per night,

Marble lined bathroom with vanity, shower and bathtub
Rich Stapleton

Bedroom at The Stratford hotel at Manhattan Loft Gardens
Rich Stapleton

This article first appeared in ELLE Decoration June 2019

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