Billed as the world’s first 'super boutique' hotel, The Londoner in Leicester Square features baths and shower trays from glazed titanium-steel specialist, Bette.
The Londoner, from one of the UK’s largest family-owned hotel groups, Edwardian Hotels London, has 350 rooms and suites, 16 storeys, six concept eateries, a unique members club-style private area, meeting and event space, a cinema and an entire floor dedicated to wellness. Designed in collaboration with architectural designers, Yabu Pushelberg, The Londoner's bedrooms are said to be loft-inspired and open plan, with a calming colour palette and contemporary art on the walls.
As a brand-new build in the heart of London, The Londoner is employing pioneering methods of sustainable luxury and exceeds the BREEAM Excellent category in building environmental and sustainable performance. Fitting with the hotel’s sustainability focus, all Bette products come with a 30-year warranty, are made from only natural materials and are fully recyclable.
Bette has supplied The Londoner with three styles of glazed titanium-steel baths. The majority of the bathrooms feature one of Bette’s most popular built-in shower baths, the BetteForm. It has a back rest at one end, and steep sides at the other end, to provide maximum standing room when showering. The Londoner team chose BetteForm baths with one of the company’s most useful and unique optional features: BetteUpstand. BetteUpstand is a glazed titanium-steel upstand around the edge of the bath that can be created exactly where the customer requires it. Simply tiled over, it eliminates the need for silicone where the bath meets the wall, makes it easier to clean and ensures against leaks. The BetteForm baths were also supplied with a bespoke coloured grip, to match the brassware, and anti-slip to increase guest safety.
Other bathrooms feature luxurious, freestanding BetteLux Oval Silhouette baths, pictured here. Again made of glazed titanium-steel and featuring Bette’s anti-slip finish, these spacious two-seater baths have soft, flowing lines and a delicate edge. The third Bette bath at The Londoner is the BetteStarlet Flair Oval, a fitted, oval two-seater bath with a central outlet making it perfect for bathing for two. It has been under-mounted beneath natural stone and features an anti-slip finish.
Bette also provided The Londoner with its BetteFloor glazed titanium-steel shower floors with almost invisible BetteAnti-Slip Pro finish.