If you like Westin hotels and are traveling to London, you need to check this one out. It’s the first and only Westin in the United Kingdom, which surprised me. Marriott recently announced the opening of this “river front” property on the Thames River. Not only is the design striking and modern, but the 222 guest rooms will provide brand signatures such as the iconic Heavenly® Bed, a spa-like bathroom, and refreshing amenities including White Tea Heavenly® Bath products and Sleep Well Lavender Balm to promote a revitalizing rest.
Westin hotels promote the wellbeing lifestyle, and this one has the best of the best for health conscious guests. How about swimming in the indoor pool which was carefully constructed around the historical archaeological remains of the Huggin Hill Bathhouse below. Or workout in the state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio which offers TRX® exercise equipment, Peloton Bikes, and a bespoke Hypervolt recovery station from Hyperice – a first-ever exclusive hotel offering with Westin. Did you catch that — Peloton Bikes and a Hypervolt recovery station? Pinch me!!!
Riverside dining can be enjoyed at two venues on site – wine bar Hithe + Seek, overlooking the Thames, and all-day open Mosaic, featuring a sustainably sourced menu of nutritious dishes. Hithe + Seek is set at the heart of the hotel overlooking the River Thames, with unparalleled views of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and Tate Modern art gallery. The Mosaic is located on the fourth floor, where the north and south sides of the hotel merge. Its city-facing location makes it the perfect destination for lunches or after work dinners and drinks.
One community perk that this hotel provides is a pathway connecting the final piece of the Thames pathway — the Embankment to the Tower of London. According to the Chief Operating Officer of the management group, “It has been 80 years in the making in bringing this walkway back for everyday use and we are delighted to see our city united once more.”
So how much does a room cost to stay here? Prices run between $350 – $490 USD. Note when searching the website, the prices shown are in GBP instead of USD. Since it is a Category 7 property, the Bonvoy points required to stay here currently range from 50k – 70k points. That might be changing when Marriott leaves the Bonvoy point requirement based on property Category in a few months.
All in all, I think the location and the brand — Westin — makes this a viable option to consider when traveling to London. And personally, I absolutely LOVE the lobby. Check out that picture!!!