One of London’s hottest new openings of 2019, Vintry & Mercer has made it onto The Pink House’s (highly discerning) hotel radar. Snuggled into the heart of the City, and surrounded by sparkling views of the Thames, this hotel’s gorgeous interiors are inspired by the area’s luxurious history of wine and silk merchants.
Vintry & Mercer really goes for it with the excess greenery trend, bringing nature indoors in this hotel in the heart of the city. The vibrant plants and green accents bring a sense of calm and quiet to break-out areas throughout the space.
Inside the rooms and suites, neutrals are used as a base, but the real fun starts with colour pops that bring everything to life. Velvet curtains are paired with plush headboards - mustard in one room; cobalt blue the next; and further down the corridor a deep plum purple.
We all know hotel bathrooms are judged by the Instagram opportunities they offer, and at V&M they’ve nailed it. Their geometric aqua tiles sit stylishly alongside rectangular sinks with rounded edges, and shapely portrait mirrors. Normally people stash mini toiletries into their bags, but in this case we’re hoping we can fit the actual sink…
The Vintry Kitchen is an Asian tapas brasserie which continues the hotel’s love for shedloads of leaves, with a floor that ensures we continue to hanker after hexagon tiles. The skylight bordered by trailing plants lets in filtered light from above, much like a rainforest with a grey panelled ceiling. Oh yes, and the food is tasty too.
Mercer Terrace has a Santorini-meets-Miami feel about it, with (more) plant baskets hanging from the ceiling, (more) hexagon tiles running up the walls, and shades of sea green giving everything a nautical spin. The deep blue marble bar and old school wooden seats are some of our favourite touches. The bar’s best feature? The glorious view of London’s skyline, with St Paul’s Cathedral and the glass tip of The Shard all within reach of your eyes.
Finally to the spot you’re most likely to find us, and the place every style-savvy Londoner is talking about: the Do Not Disturb basement bar. Here its speakeasy vibe compels you to order an Old Fashioned, even if whisky really isn’t your thing. The cerise ceiling and sofas add to the mysterious and moody feel, while mustard velvet chairs work surprisingly well with the deep pinks (mustard and cerise - who knew?!).
So there you have it, London’s latest plant paradise in the city, with skyline views - or discreet bar hideaways - depending on your mood. Book a night owl babysitter and settle in for the long haul - we’ll see you at the bar!