Head East: Hyatt Regency Stratford
As a West London girl myself, a trip to Stratford in East London is an eye-opener and a treat. Not only has this area got a fresh energy and style with new openings, events and happenings, it has some fabulous places to stay. I decided to make a night of it and explore the East.
Rising above the hub-bub and buzz of the shops and restaurants of Westfield is the stylish Hyatt Regency London Stratford. The hotel is an oasis of cool urban chic in a bustling area. I arrived on a wet and blustery autumn evening to be whisked up to a serene and elegant reception desk. The girl on the desk clocked that I was hobbling and sorted me a room close to the lift without my having to mention it, an attention to detail that sums up the unobtrusive service of the hotel. My classy room turned out to be a huge, calm space with views over London.
Decorated in attractive neutrals there was a comfortable bed and, my favourite thing, serval really good mirrors. The bathroom with its sophisticated black fittings and super-efficient shower had fragrant toiletries and fluffy bathrobes perfect for an indulgent pampering before heading down for cocktails in the elegant bar.
The Elondi Bar is a vibrant, airy oasis with colourful furnishings which opens out onto the Terrace; a delightful and spacious 538 square foot al-fresco spot. The Elondi Restaurant is also found here, with Sicilian chef Alessandro Femino at the helm, who has created a sophisticated, yet unfussy menu featuring traditional Italian-inspired dishes and British fayre.
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s most famous residents at the moment must be the ABBA's avatars; featuring cutting edge technology, ABBA Voyage sees ABBA perform in a custom-built arena. Then there’s The London Stadium, home ground for West Ham is also an epic venue for music and entertainment world tours. Global cultural brands, the V&A East, the BBC (a new home for the BBC Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Singers and new recording and performance facilities) and Sadler’s Wells (with a new theatre including a 550-seat auditorium) will be moving to the park very shortly as will two world-renowned universities UCL (University College London) and UAL’s London College of Fashion.
With the O2 Arena and Excel Centre minutes away by public transport, Hyatt Regency London Stratford offers comfortable, exciting, and productive stays for the many visitors of this desirable East London destination.
10a Chestnut Plaza, Westfield Stratford City, London, E20 1GL, United Kingdom T: +44 203 301 5680