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£1.5 million pound makeover for Apex City of London Hotel completed

Work has now been completed on a £1.5 million refurbishment programme at the 209-bed Apex City of London Hotel.

The nine month project, saw the hotel’s public areas and largest meeting room given a makeover – with a new stylish restaurant and state of the art spa incorporated into the property for guests to the City and locals alike.

Work was carried out in phases at the hotel on Seething Lane – just minutes from Tower Hill Underground and Fenchurch Street Station – to ensure guests booked to stay still enjoyed the best possible experience while visiting the capital.

Apex City of London Hotel’s main lobby and reception have been fully refurbished to create a luxurious and stylish environment for guests entering the hotel, while the hotel’s main meeting room has also been upgraded – providing first-class facilities for delegates which Apex Hotels is renowned for.

The new restaurant, The Lampery, provides a fresh all-day dining destination with honest cooking in the heart of historic London – with the concept spearheaded by hospitality and events company, Concerto, in partnership with Apex Hotels.

Featuring the ‘terrace’ area, with its stunning suspended foliage canopy, The Lampery also boasts a buzzing bar area, perfect for after work and weekend cocktails.’

For discerning diners, the restaurant offers a ‘Best of British’ menu inspired by Head Chef Francesco Zanchetta’s passion for authentic British cuisine. Dishes include Lampery Pye – from which the restaurant takes its name – which is described as a ‘most rare dish’ in the diary of Samuel Pepys, one of the area’s most famous former residents.

Brian Tapson, General Manager of Apex City of London Hotel, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome guests to our new look hotel. Following the addition of 30 bedrooms just two years ago, the refurbishment has transformed the hotel, with the inclusion of an indulgent spa and food offering that will appeal to locals as well as hotel guests.”

The Lampery Head Chef, Francesco Zanchetta, said: “We are delighted to welcome guests and foodies to The Lampery here at Apex City of London and in the heart of one of London’s most historic neighbourhoods, Tower Bridge. It’s the perfect new destination for a celebration, an enjoyable dinner with friends or a snappy work lunch and we have plenty of plans in the pipeline for entertainment, including a music programme.”

As part of its £1.5million refurbishment, Apex City of London Hotel has also partnered with PURE Spa & Beauty to bring an oasis of calm to the capital, allowing guests and locals to escape the busy streets of London to enjoy a new fantastic spa experience.

As well as five luxurious treatment rooms and a whole host of pampering treats, the spa includes an infra-red sauna, manicure and pedicure bars, a spray tan booth, relaxation area and luxury retail area for the ultimate in relaxation.

Becky Woodhouse, CEO at PURE Spa & Beauty, said: “We’re thrilled to open our new spa at Apex City of London Hotel. Not only does it represent our eighth UK facility, but it also signals the continuation of a fantastic partnership with Apex Hotels.

“Our relationship has gone from strength to strength since we opened PURE Spa & Beauty at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh in 2015, and we’re hoping to emulate that success here in the middle of the bustling, buzzing city of London.”