Sun Street Hotel and One Crown Place is where the past and present meet in Shoreditch. The former represents old school resplendency, while the latter is a vision for modernity and luxury. Together, they are conquering the East End of London, but how? Here we delve into the beautiful 5-star hotel that is Sun Street, as well as its mind-blowing sister estate, One Crown Place to uncover just how special they both are.
Sun Street Hotel occupies a full restored Georgian on Sun Street, a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street Station. The six Georgian houses forming the front of Sun Street Hotel – conceived by the renowned architect George Dance the Younger in the 1800s – speak of a quieter age, while the ever-changing skyline around is indicative of the buzzing, thriving, international city that London has become.
If Sun Street Hotel represents the bygone era, One Crown Place certainly represents the ‘new London’. The highly impressive estate combines residential and commercial properties, as well as the hotel. One Crown Place sets a new standard of living, with its innovative architecture and high quality interior design. Apartments have been designed by Bowler James Brindley, while Studio Ashby has designed a world-class suite of amenities and penthouses.
Together, Sun Street now boasts the past and the future side by side – the formal symmetry of Georgian architecture that forms the frontage of Sun Street Hotel, and the stunning, prismatic towers of One Crown Place – a combination of brand-new luxury residences and high-quality office space overlooking the bustling Courtyard between the old and the new.
What’s more, the unique destination marries the City and Shoreditch; the fast-paced City dwellers of the financial district meeting the creativity and urbanity synonymous with Shoreditch.
Warmth of the sun
The motto at Sun Street Hotel is ‘Feel the warmth of the sun’, and that’s certainly felt in the beautifully curated design throughout all spaces, as well as in the hospitality offered by the excellent team here.
There are six main categories of bedroom at Sun Street Hotel, with 41 rooms in total. Within these categories there are two main decorative styles: Classic bedrooms in the original Georgian buildings with a deep scarlet decorative wallpaper, and Contemporary style rooms in the newly-built extension featuring Aegean-blue painted walls. All bedrooms feature stylish hardwood flooring and rugs, vibrant colour schemes, and carefully chosen furniture and fittings. Bathrooms are finished with vivid glazed porcelain tiles and natural stone, daylight from shuttered windows, spacious walk-in drench showers with glass doors and Belgravia taps.
It’s little surprise that in its first year of opening, Sun Street Hotel was awarded World’s Best City Hotel in 2022 by Boutique Hotelier, which was followed by The Times Best Hotels to stay award for 2023.
Meanwhile, One Crown Place boasts a sophisticated design that sets a new standard for architecture. Home to 246 luxury apartments, it also provides 11 premium apartments designed by Sophie Ashby.
There’s a highly impressive range of exceptional amenities for residents and guests alike. Sun Street Hotel includes a restaurant, cocktail bar, club room, library, sun terrace, orangery, courtyard, private dining, and tasting room.
Particularly impressive is the hotel’s destination restaurant, Quercus, creating South East Asian inspired British cuisine. Executive Chef Stephen Englefield and his team have curated a menu of intricate, full-flavoured dishes that highlight the incredible produce from around the British Isles, sourcing regional meat, fish and vegetables that are prepared with that South East Asian flair.
The ethos is a commitment to sourcing produce from ethical and environmentally aware butchers and day-boat fisheries along with supporting sustainable farming practices with low-mileage transportation. With separate lunch and dinner menus, as well as an enviable wine list, Quercus offers a delicious smorgasbord of snacks, small plates, classics and cuts cooked on the Josper Grill, and mains including the Brixham Bay Brill with togarashi crust, edamame and confit shallot.
The residential communal areas in One Crown Place, meanwhile, include a gym, treatment room, presentation room, private lounge and rooftop terrace.
Embodying the elegant formality of the City and the vibrant cultural and culinary scene of Shoreditch, Sun Street Hotel – which is operated by Bespoke Hotels – and One Crown Place – developed by Malaysian infrastructure Conglomerate MTD Group and designed by award-winning architectural practice Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) – have together set a new standard of living and staying.
Sun Street Hotel, forming part of this vibrant development, is a boutique hotel unlike any other and is certainly the jewel in the crown that sits above it in One Crown Place. Together, they shine extraordinarily bright.
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