LONDON—Good Hotel London is the latest property to join HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts’ independent portfolio here. The hotel docked earlier this month and is scheduled to open within the next month.
The property is the city’s first floating platform hotel and is located on the Royal Victoria Dock within access to DLR’s Royal Victoria station, Emirates Cable Car and London City Airport; it is also near the London O2, ExCeL Exhibition Centre and Canary Wharf Business District.
The ethos of Good Hotel is based on providing support and value to the local community; essentially a hotel with a social conscience, according to the brand. It is part of the Good Group organization, a company founded in 2012 by Dutch entrepreneur Marten Dresen. The Good Hotel was docked in Amsterdam for about a year.
The new hotel will feature 148 en suite guestrooms, ranging from standard to deluxe, a rooftop garden and cafe, a social ‘living room’ with complimentary WiFi and locally sourced F&B. Four meeting rooms will offer water views. All guestrooms are decorated with custom-made design elements and include complimentary WiFi and iPads for use during the stay.
“The Royal Victoria Dock is the perfect location for Good Hotel and we aim to offer a fantastic experience for discerning leisure and business travelers alike,” said Marten Dresen, founder of Good Group.
“Moreover, we want to give something back to this vibrant community and hope that we can offer a practical career option for locals who have found it difficult to get that first break or step back into work.”