A year ago I was happily posting that The Hoxton was ‘The Best Hotel in London’ – but I worried because it had just changed owners.
I'm quite sure the Hoxton Management know REALLY well what they're doing because they are REALLY, REALLY professional - but what they're now doing is, very sadly, sure-as-hell NOT for [at-least] me.
I was appalled – and saddened too.
I've been staying in the Hoxton quite regularly since it first opened and always loved it. I’ve often worked-away perfectly happily in my Hoxton room for several hours a day. It was always a faultless place to do that, superbly efficient and good in every way [other than the so-so coffee!]
But now The Hoxton are 'poshing-up’ their rooms – but for me 'poshing’ them VERY-much-indeed ‘down’, to the point that I'll try The Hox ONCE more - but I suspect I've very sadly 'had’ The Hox, a real shame after loving it for so long.
The rooms are now going ‘trendy’, shiny black walls, circular back-lit mirrors, hard floors and all the rest. The result feels to me like being in a sad and empty night-club by day – the very LAST place and ‘feel’ ON EARTH that I’d choose to work in. I tried moving room but all the rooms are heading the same way.
As I say, I’m SURE The Hox know absolutely what they’re doing and who their clientele are – but I just hate the new rooms – just hate the whole feel and atmosphere of them. And aren’t they already just so dated? And talk about tackie?
Aw shucks ….
[But the staff and the food and the beds etc are all just as great as ever]
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We've been on the Shoreditch scene for a while now, and like the area we occupy, our style has developed and evolved over time, literally from the ground floor up. With 210 cleverly designed bedrooms, The Hoxton Grill restaurant run in partnership with the Soho House group, a destination bar and The Apartment, our meetings and events space, we have everything you might need all under one roof... ... more less
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