Project brief .
The Londoner is the world's first super boutique hotel. Owned and operated by Edwardian Hotels, The Londoner brings 5-star luxury across 350 bedrooms and 16 storeys to London’s Leicester Square.
Motionspot was appointed to help the hotel raise the bar for super high-end accessible features which integrate seamlessly with the hotel’s wider design intent.
“From the brilliantly equipped accessible rooms to the roof top bar....The hotel is fabulous; beautifully appointed with luxury finishes at every turn.”
Hotel guest on TripAdvisor
Project scope .
The project scope included 18 accessible en-suite bedrooms, communal accessible toilets, and a Changing Places facility.
In all 18 accessible rooms, Motionspot advised on accessible design features. This included careful positioning of switches, temperature control panels, and garment hooks to make them reachable by wheelchair users and people of different statures. Ceiling-track-hoists were also fitted in two bedrooms to assist with wheelchair transfers.
Motionspot specified and supplied design-led accessible products which perfectly complement the vibrant blue metro tiles and the hotel’s super boutique aesthetic. The outcome is highly functional accessible bathrooms that in no way compromise on luxury or style. Design-led accessible product selections include:
- Stylish supportive grab rails – including removable options so that support can be quickly and discreetly added or removed in-line with guest’s bespoke needs
- Emergency push button alarms as a stylish and hygienic alternative to red pull cords
- Sleek, adjustable wall-mounted shower seats
In 2022, The Londoner’s ‘8 Bar’ won the Blue Badge Access Award for Best Bar. The bar is modelled on a Japanese izakaya, part pub and part tapas bar. Judges praised the layout, the atmosphere, and the accessible toilet. The last of which was specified and supplied by Motionspot and is in keeping with its decadent surroundings.
We also helped The Londoner to create one of the most stylish Changing Places facilities in the UK. While standard accessible toilets meet the needs of some disabled people, they do not meet the needs of the 250,000+ people in the UK who require personal assistance to use the toilet or to change continence pads. This group spans children and adults and includes those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, spinal injuries and people living with stroke.
Large format black marble effect wall tiles elevate the space, which includes:
- A changing bench that is easily height adjustable for assisted transfers from a wheelchair
- A ceiling track hoist that can carry a person to all the essential areas including the toilet and changing bench
- A power assisted, height adjustable basin with integrated handgrips either side
- A level access shower area with a slip resistant shower seat, hinged and fixed grab rails
“It is our priority to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and accessible experience for all, and we are proud to put smiles on our guest’s faces during their stays. We understand how important accessibility is for all our guests and strive to keep our hotel up-to-date with the latest facilities so everyone can feel at home.”
Charles Oak, General Manager at The Londoner Hotel
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