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Shoreditch Welcomes citizenM

After the spectacular opening of a new citizenM hotel at the Tower of London last July, citizenM has opened a third branch in London: the new, ultra-stylish citizenM Shoreditch. SEEN also welcomes this exquisitely-designed addition to one of London’s most creative communities, which has been quite literally transformed from an underdeveloped run-down area into a popular and fashionable district. citizenM Shoreditch is just a short walk from Shoreditch High Street station, and sits at the heart of a new development of retail units, workspaces and apartments.

After the spectacular opening of a new citizenM hotel at the Tower of London last July, citizenM has opened a third branch in London: the new, ultra-stylish citizenM Shoreditch. SEEN also welcomes this exquisitely-designed addition to one of London’s most creative communities, which has been quite literally transformed from an underdeveloped run-down area into a popular and fashionable district. citizenM Shoreditch is just a short walk from Shoreditch High Street station, and sits at the heart of a new development of retail units, workspaces and apartments.

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citizenM, along with Amsterdam-based multidisciplinary creative team from concrete, have worked together to shape the distinctive look for the Shoreditch branch, with contemporary design features throughout the hotel: welcoming communal rooms, innovative technology and inspiring art.

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A colourful abstract artwork by AVAF, an international collective of artists based in New York and Paris, welcomes visitors at the entrance to citizenM Shoreditch. Entering the hotel, the distinctive citizenM spiral staircase leads up to the first floor and the living and work spaces conceived for guests to meet, work, eat and socialise.

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Everything is easy at citizenM Shoreditch hotel: quick check in and out at the online terminals; free wifi; free use of MACS; large communal tables that encourage interaction between guests; tasty food readily available at canteenM, the 24 hour café and bar serving freshly baked croissants in the morning and salads, sushi and sandwiches throughout the day, and a hot dinner in the evening.

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Furniture has been carefully selected, and it’s a joy to all of the senses: top of the line Vitra furniture features throughout the space, with a selection of iconic chairs, sofas and tables from such designers as Verner Panton, Jean Prouvé and Charles & Ray Eames.

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Seek out the great view from the balcony: four brightly graffitied tube trains that are a symbol of the area’s reputation for street art – one of Shoreditch’s more playful features. Art is present everywhere, proving citizenM’s commitment to contemporary art. Each room also has two artworks specially selected by Amsterdam based gallery, The Public House of Art.

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Like in all citizenMs, the 216 rooms at Shoreditch feature super king-size beds with custom-made mattresses, wall-to-wall windows, power rain showers and custom bath products, plus almost anything you need to feel better than at home such as the flat screen TV and a tablet moodpad which controls almost every function in the room. You can connect your own devices to it, allowing you to stream your own films or music to the TV. And another big plus for every traveller: every room is equipped with a small desk with sockets to suit any plug.

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www.citizenm.com

citizenM London Shoreditch
6 Holywell Lane
Shoreditch
London
EC2A 3ET

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Photography by Richard Powers

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