london features a growing league of great design hotels, but surprisingly its business district offers very few stylish sleep-over options. well, that has now changed with the recent opening of the south place hotel. the first hotel property of d&d london, a chain which operates a string of high-profile restaurants in the british capital and across the planet, it has used its expertise to inject much of london's inimitable buzz in this luxury hospitality project. designed by conran & partners, the south place hotel is more than a place to stay, in fact it's totally geared for an inspiring kind of interaction on different levels with hotel guests and visitors alike. the hotel features only 80 guestrooms, studios and one rather grand suite. these have all been designed in a timeless contemporary style, featuring all the imaginable amenities, such as a kingsize bed, wifi and complimentary movies on demand. truly top-notch is staying at suite 610, a lavish 120 sqm. [1,300 sq.ft.] pad perched on the sixth floor with open-plan living and dining area. furnished with leading contemporary design, the suite can be coupled with the two bedrooms opposite to create a three-bedroom apartment. the aim to make this as happening a meeting place as its many restaurants, south place hotel features no less than two culinary venues that are destinations in their own right.
angler is a plush yet welcoming dining spot located on the rooftop. helmed by chef tony fleming, it serves delectable seafood dishes in an elongated dining room with subtle contemporary design features. on one side the restaurant accommodates a private dining area, while on the other a fabulous roof terrace with sweeping city views unfolds. more informal is 3 south place and its adjoining bar. this is an all-day restaurant, serving anything from breakfast classics to a wide range of tasty bites and carefully selected wines and champagnes. expect plenty of late-night action with a fun-loving crowd here, as the place will be home to cool deejay banter. for those enjoying a more quiet ambiance there's le chiffre, a members-only club with a stylish setting of comfy sofas, a library and attentive staff that cater to your every whim. other note-worthy features are the state-of-the-art gym + wellness centre, and five dining rooms on the first floor which can easily facilitate business meetings as well. after all, this the very heart of london's financial district. location: 3 south place [city].