The 161-room Bankside hotel has debuted in London’s South Bank as the latest entry in Marriott’s Autograph Collection.
Spread across six stories, the Ian Simpson-designed structure is home to an interior design executed by Dayna Lee of Los Angeles-based firm Powerstrip Studio. The design reflects the history of South Bank through an art school-inspired lens. British craftsmanship is also showcased across the interior with furnishings from local ceramicist Laura Carlin and artist and designer Malgorzata Bany, who crafted side tables cast from Jesmonite in homage to columns used to support buildings above water. Online art gallery Contemporary Collective has also launched the Maker in Residence program at the hotel. A permanent ground floor space known as the Makers Hub provides direct access to the communal courtyard space while also serving as a space for rotating artists, workshops, and seminars.
The design-driven, all-day dining concept Art|Yard is conceived as a neighborhood bar and restaurant, while each guestroom level is anchored with alcohol vending machines in place of traditional in-room minibars.