The soon-to-open M by Montcalm is situated on City Road, a three-minute walk from Silicon roundabout, which is fast becoming the major hub for media technology firms in London. The area, encompassing Shoreditch, Hoxton and Islington, has thrived since the launch of the Government’s ‘East London Tech City’ initiative.
The initial design concept found expression in what is fast becoming an iconic building in the capital’s emerging Tech City quarter, where the City meets Shoreditch. The 18 storey building’s futuristic façade was heavily influenced by the work of ‘Op-Art’ pioneer Bridget Riley, particularly ‘Nataraja’ (1993), now part of the Tate Collection. The building is one of the first in the world to absorb a horizontal transom on the façade, thus preserving the purity of the original architectural concept and vision. M by Montcalm was built by SGP Contracts Ltd under a full Design and Build contract. SGP employed external consultants 5plus Architects to carry forward the Michael Square designed concept, Curtins Engineering and KUT M&E consultants to help deliver the project.
The luxury hotel’s unique design required SGP to provide and implement innovative solutions to the numerous technical demands posed by a project of this complexity. Now nearing completion, it makes an eye-catching addition to the London skyline.
Rooms & suites
There are 269 rooms, consisting of four categories: Deluxe, Club, Junior Suite and Suite. These are complete with luxury amenities from Elemis and Hermès, rain showers, Bose speakers and easy to use technology that enables guests to create their own environment; they can even select the room aroma.
M by Montcalm is a place to unwind amid the buzz of Shoreditch’s spirit of innovation with the M Spa offering a wide range of therapies, a beautiful Versace tiled swimming pool with steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi, and a gym equipped with the latest in technology and renowned beauty brands.
M by Montcalm has advanced technology throughout the hotel. There are no gimmicks, just intelligent devices to enhancethe guest’s stay. Features will include tablets to easily control the lights, sound, temperature and order room service. Switched on Hospitality: Inspired by the location and locals, the hotel incorporates art, music, design, technology and embraces local business and custom. M by Montcalm recruits pioneers, not just people, eager to play their part in the evolution of luxury hospitality. Intuitive and naturally entertaining, they offer ‘switched on hospitality’, particularly Guest Experience Managers who personalise each guest’s stay.
Dining and drinking
Two exciting restaurants will be launched within the property, both with renowned chefs from Michelin-starred kitchens but with very different offerings. The first, spread across the ground and mezzanine floors will have a relaxed atmosphere for locals and guests to socialise and a huge bar serving world-class cocktails. The second offers a refined dining experience on the 17th floor.
M by Montcalm offers Club room and VIP guests a stylish 16th floor exclusive club to hold meetings, work and relax in, with an excellent food and drink menu from the 17th floor restaurant.
Meeting and event Space
M by Montcalm has light and spacious conference and meeting facilities with the capacity for a 200 person reception.