Premium coffee house ‘Tattle’ and a celebration of the City of London’s rich history
Lost Property is set to open on 19th July 2022 – developed by London based property developers, Dominvs Group, its opening marks the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton’s growing hotel portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels.
Situated in the City of London – Roman London’s original site and one of the capital’s oldest historical districts – Lost Property is within walking distance of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, and just 100 metres from St Paul’s Cathedral. The area continues to be a hive of activity, with eateries, bars, members clubs and cafes cropping up in an area that is now a melange of old and new. The City of London is the perfect place from which to explore the capital, with Central London, Shoreditch and South Bank just around the corner and the riverbank within walking distance.
Located in an area steeped in history and heritage, this interior design partnership between Ica and Rani Ahluwalia, founder and creative director of Key interior and Designs, captures the vibrancy of the local area; where modernity meets legacy and the curious come to play. In this stunning grade II listed building, guests can choose between 145 uniquely designed rooms and suites across six categories and six floors: Guest rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, St Paul’s Junior Suites and Family Rooms, of which several have prime views of the cathedral. The bright and light bedrooms are sleek and modern with marble bathrooms and an industrial touch – a nod to the hotel’s urban surroundings. Bespoke red and blue colour schemes were carefully selected to reflect the city’s heritage, and eye-catching colour-pops and patterns contrast with clean lines and timeless neutral walls. The interiors celebrate the intricacies of lost craftsmanship and innovative design, echoing the shapes and architectural forms found in St Paul’s Cathedral and the neighbouring streets.
The bespoke and colourful artwork displayed throughout the hotel is eccentric and eclectic – a contemporary reflection of London’s rich history. Walking through the hotel is comparable to getting lost in an artistic maze with history-rich panels, whimsical animals as well as bowler hats symbolising lost property left in the city. The hotel lobby will instil curiosity upon arrival with its Murano glass pendants, colourful rugs, and panelling designed by Artistic Licence.
Food & Beverage
The sense of mystery that is embedded in Lost Property’s DNA, runs right through to the hotel’s atmospheric ground-floor bar and restaurant, Found, which offers a classic food and drinks menu with a nostalgic twist. The bespoke bar is eight metres long and crafted out of bright blue resin, with stunning Murano glass pendants creating mood lighting and a cosy feel. The centrepiece of this social space is an ornate chandelier, crafted from Murano glass and made of individual figurines of extinct birds forming the shape of a hovering eagle. The extinct birds represent a lost natural treasure, immortalised in this quirky hotel, and echoed in the bespoke wallpaper specially designed for Lost Property by Timorous Beasties.
Cocktails are colourful and theatrical, with each carefully crafted drink telling a forgotten story. Guests can expect a range of starters including Foreman’s oak smoked salmon with crème fraiche, Chicken liver parfait with toasted warm brioche and Tiger prawn cocktail. For mains, foodies will delight in hearty classics such as Duck breast with braised lentils, Guineafowl with a fricassee of wild mushroom and garden peas and Filet of sea bream with clam and saffron chowder. A sweet tooth’s dream, desserts include Strawberry Eton Mess, Poached pears and Sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel ice cream – a true celebration of old recipes and traditional cookery. The intimate setting and colourful menu will ensure Found becomes the eating and drinking hotspot in the City of London this year.
As well as a bar and restaurant, Lost Property also boasts a premium coffee house, Tattle, where people can congregate to gossip and catch up – a true social hub of the hotel. With a separate street entrance for commuters and locals as well as resident guests, Tattle offers healthy breakfasts, light lunches and snacks, all made with locally sourced, organic produce and all available to eat in or take away. Guests will taste fresh salads, flavoursome soups, sandwiches, and snacks, as well as artisanal coffee from Monmouth. The combination of earthy deep greens and tactile timber finishes, and the backdrop decorated with teacups with hand-painted ‘lost’ quotes, offer a relaxed bistro-style space with an ‘al fresco’ feel, a go-to spot to catch up with friends.
Nader Neishabouri, Hotel Manager of Lost Property London, said: “We are looking forward to opening Lost Property this spring and celebrating the team’s passion for exceptional food, drink and service. Lost Property will capture the imagination of our guests and the hotel’s location in the heart of historical London, will ensure guests enjoy an unforgettable stay that is full of surprises!”
Rani Ahluwalia, Design Director of Dominvs Group and Founder of Key Interior and Designs said:
“Lost Property, St Paul’s will be the 7th Curio by Hilton in London and exemplifies Dominvs Group’s creative vision of unique, lifestyle hotel experiences through carefully curated, one-off design elements and service. Lost Property will serve as a unique addition to the Square Mile and offer guests an inspired, eclectic collection of artwork infusing London’s colourful past whilst preserving and enhancing the Culture Mile’s extraordinary history.”
With curiosities around every corner, Lost Property is a new opening that will make a splash on the London hotel scene this year, allowing discerning travellers the chance to explore a unique and culturally-rich part of London, and the lost the chance to be found.
Nightly room rates start from £170, or Hilton Honors members can redeem Points using the Points Explorer tool.