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Yes, it’s owned by one of the biggest of the big chains. But it’ll get you closer to the mark to think of the London EDITION not as a Marriott, but as an Ian Schrager hotel — he is, after all, Marriott’s partner in the venture. Or if you’re a design groupie, you might think of it as a Yabu Pushelberg hotel (the interiors are the work of the expert Torontonian hospitality-design firm). Better yet, if you’d prefer to stick to the facts, here they are: the London EDITION is a row of old Georgian townhouses on Berners Street in Fitzrovia, renovated and given the luxury-boutique treatment by some of the biggest players in the game.

It happens to be just down the road from the Sanderson, one of the original crop of Schrager hotels. The London EDITION is no knockoff, though — a cursory look makes it abundantly clear that this is a more sedate, more elegant, more grown-up affair. The public spaces are a subtly postmodern mix of disparate eras, drawing inspiration from the 1835 houses, the original 1908 hotel, and bits and bobs from the history of modernism, from mid-century to the present. Meanwhile the rooms take a more contemporary tack, all simplicity in rich wood textures and modern-classic furnishings. Earth tones dominate, historical details abound, but you’re never unaware that this is a 21st-century interpretation rather than a period piece.

The rooms, of course, are only half the package; perhaps less, when it’s Ian Schrager we’re talking about. The London EDITION features no fewer than three bars, the wide-open and welcoming Lobby Bar, with its extremely serious cocktail menu, the intimate, reservations-only Punch Room, and the food-focused Berners Tavern. This last qualifies as a restaurant as well, and it’s got no less a light than the Michelin-starred Jason Atherton as its head honcho. All three are classic nightspots in the boutique-hotel mode — modish and attractive, both in design and in clientele, and with something of a talent for getting talked about. London essentials, all of them.

Modern home with Exterior. Photo  of The London EDITION
Modern home with Living Room, Standard Layout Fireplace, Sectional, Sofa, Bench, Desk, Chair, Table, End Tables, Table Lighting, Accent Lighting, Coffee Tables, Pendant Lighting, Carpet Floor, Recessed Lighting, and Lamps. Photo 2 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Dining Room, Recessed Lighting, Bench, Carpet Floor, Chair, Shelves, Accent Lighting, Bar, Stools, and Table. Photo 3 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Dining Room, Carpet Floor, Pendant Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Accent Lighting, Table, Bench, and Chair. Photo 4 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Dining Room, Carpet Floor, Stools, Chair, Recessed Lighting, Bar, Table, and Accent Lighting. Photo 5 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Bedroom, Chair, Light Hardwood Floor, Lamps, Floor Lighting, Rug Floor, Pendant Lighting, Bed, and Night Stands. Photo 6 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Bedroom, Light Hardwood Floor, Rug Floor, Night Stands, Chair, Lamps, Pendant Lighting, Bed, and Floor Lighting. Photo 7 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Bath Room, Accent Lighting, Soaking Tub, Wall Mount Sink, Vessel Sink, Wall Lighting, Freestanding Tub, and Concrete Floor. Photo 8 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Outdoor, Post Lighting, Rooftop, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Metal Fences, Wall, Vertical Fences, Wall, Shrubs, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 9 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Hallway and Porcelain Tile Floor. Photo 10 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Living Room, Recessed Lighting, Shelves, Porcelain Tile Floor, Lamps, Bar, Table Lighting, Sofa, Accent Lighting, and Stools. Photo 11 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, Pendant Lighting, and Wall Lighting. Photo 12 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Bedroom, Light Hardwood Floor, Bed, Pendant Lighting, and Chair. Photo 13 of The London EDITION
Modern home with Bath Room, Accent Lighting, Wall Mount Sink, Vessel Sink, Concrete Floor, and Wall Lighting. Photo 14 of The London EDITION

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