The march of the King’s Cross quarter continues apace with the opening of The Pullman London – sitting at the posh end of the Accor hotel chain. It’s an uber contemporary hotel taking its design inspiration form the linear design and colours of the nearby railway station.
There are 312 bedrooms (WiFi, rain shower etc), the Golden Arrow restaurant and bar and panoramic views of the London Skyline. The new venue also houses 17 specially designed spaces for events and business meetings, a 446-seat tiered theatre for arts and corporate use, and a sauna and gym as well.
The restaurant, which seats 94, is named after the famous first-class Pullman train service. Its menu is centred on the Pullman journey and features modern British, French and European cuisine and matching wines (many deliverable by the class thanks to the Vinoteca system). The kitchen incorporates the Josper Grill, a hybrid oven famed for being the hottest burning indoor grill you can find.
Drink the Pullman Connection at the bar (Lychee Liqueur, Midori, Ketel One Vodka, and Pineapple juice with sweet and sour) or one of the 200-strong-strong international whisky collection.
There’s even a Business Playground room created by designer Mathieu Lehanneur featuring a meeting table designed like a poker table – made of fibre glass, corian and leather and designed to make meeting participants want to lean in and rest their elbows on it – thus engaging like gamers. Yes. Really. We’re infinitely more amused by the coloured light beams and miniature bowler hat lamp shades in the hotel’s main areas but each to their own…