Hotel in Detail:The Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel (a Hyatt Hotel) retains the splendour of its Victorian hotel origins mixed with a new sophisticated and modern design. In a switch from the conventional the hotel is now focussed on bringing the boutique experience to a larger luxury hotel. The traditional hotel elements such as the check-in desk desk and porters are no longer a visible element as the guest is encouraged to define their own hotel experience. One-to-one guest/staff relationships are the norm. Check-in is via tablet PC and and can be carried out anywhere within the hotel by any of the staff (no longer given structured titles). To encourage a sense of freedom within the hotel the policy aims for guests to never come into contact with more than 2 members of staff while a designated member of staff looks after you for the duration of your stay.
Eco friendly hotel with systems for reducing use of water and fuel. Printed service menus and check-in/out information displayed on the interactive televisions.
Interior corridors are the site for an ever growing collection of original art from local artists.
The original red bricked building building was opened in 1884. A focus of the hotel is the central Atrium gallery that reaches 6 floors high, is a modern space filled with contemporary light can be hired for parties or used by hotel guests. The interiors feature marble staircases.
All of the bedrooms and suites are unique in style with a light and spacious modern design. Each room is equipped with the latest in high tech amenities (IPod docks for example) and a large range of facilities. Every room has pinstriped carpets (in keeping with the designer suits worn by City workers). The base of each bed is covered in a jean-look fabric (homage to the design and fashion focus of the local area). Tattoo-style artwork has been embossed on to the leather bed headboards. Photography of the local area covers the walls with artistic pieces in the bathroom.
Expect to find such luxuries as Frette linen sheets, pure wool carpets and giant antimacassars. Other amenities include Jacobson work lamp and Eames desk chair, dual-line direct dial telephone with voicemail, large flat screen television (with on-demand movies), satellite radio, specially commissioned photography of the City, ipod docking station, CD and DVD player (library of discs available), free high speed internet access (wireless), in-room laptop sized safe, individual air-conditioning and heat controls, fridge and mini-bar with free soft beverages. Rooms are of course all en-suite with robes, top brand toiletries and hairdryer supplied. Bathrooms are eco friendly. Bedroom windows can be opened by guest. Iron and ironing boards can be requested. Ipods and game consoles available for loan. Newspapers and magazines delivered to your room. Room service is 24 hours.
The hotel has rooms especially suited for accessibility. These are located by fire exits and have amenities such as grab rails in the bathroom and induction switches for the heard of hearing.
There are several room configurations the sizes of which are:
City singles: 25sq metres.
Queen Doubles: 27sq metres.
King Doubles and Twins: 29sq metres.
King Studio: 32sq metres.
City Suite: 35sq metres.
Andaz Suite: 59sq metres.
Open Plan Suite: 65sq metres.
Four restaurants and four bars as well as 24 hour room service means you are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining or drinking.
1901 at Andaz Restaurant: 80 seat capacity. Fine dining venue named after the beautiful stained glass dome overhead. Features a mosaic floor and stately pillars. Serves food and wine in which aims to complement the beauty of the room with a menu described as elegant simplicity. Inspired by the traditions of classical European cooking, the menu matches subtle flavours with painstaking attention to detail. Lunch is geared towards the business professional while dinner is more informal. Also has a disabled lavatory.
In October 2010 the 1901 at Andaz restaurant added a twist to the traditional afternoon tea by adding a choice of spirits to a selection of teas with Earl grey and gin, green tea and vodka and peppermint tea with vodka, schnapps, absinthe and Midori. The cold drinks are served in crockery and accompanied by traditional teatime canapé.
Open: 12.00 noon till 14.30 (closed weekends), 18.30 till 22.00 (closed Sunday)
1901 Wine Lounge: The bar is located adjacent to the restaurant and serves a range of drinks including cocktails and an international wine list. There is also a bar menu.
Restaurant and Bar open Monday till Friday: noon till 17.00, 18.00 till 23.00.
Miyako: Intimate venue with a capacity of 28. Grace is the keyword in this Japanese restaurant. Food prepared by the hotels Japanese chefs is refined and essentially feminine. sushi, sashimi and tempura are specialities. Bento and sushi take- s available (order in person or by/fax).
Open Monday to Friday: 12.00 noon till 22.30, Saturdays 18.00 till 22.30.
Catch Restaurant and Champagne Bar: Capacity 70 in restaurant and 50 in bar. The bar is annexed to the restaurant. A temple to the abundance of British fresh fish and fruits de mer. Serves an extensive list of Champagnes (including vintage) and wines by the glass. Features a display of crustacea in the restaurant and a horseshoe shaped bar adjacent. Housed in two restored rooms which mixes the old with the new in both the surroundings and the menu.
Gosset Trophee Celebris Best Champagne list in London 2005.
Restaurant Open Monday till Friday: 12.00 noon till 22.30 pm
Champagne Bar Open Monday till Friday: 12.00 noon till 23.00, Saturday 18.00 till 1.00 am.
Eastway: In the same vein as the unpretentious brasserie so often found next to major railway stations. Using fresh ingredients the restaurant serves light snacks or full meals along with deserts with healthy options. The menu includes grills, risottos, fish and pasta. Incorporates a bar which serves its own separate menu along with its range of drinks which includes coffee's.
Open: Monday till Sunday: 7.00 till till 23.00
George Pub: Built in 1901. Serves a full range of drinks including beers, ciders, wines and spirits. Also serves a bar menu. Frequented by both hotel guests and residents and workers from the surrounding area. Styled as a traditional pub with decor from the Tudor period. Designed by architect Colonel RW Edis.
Open: 11.00 till 23.00, 7 days.
Business travellers at the Andaz are catered for by the hotels business centre which is accessed through the hotels guest relations. Here pc's with office software are available as well as internet access. You can make use the following services: copy, fax, shredder, stationary, secretarial and courier services.
Onsite there are 13 event rooms that can handle anything from a boardroom meeting of 8 to a group of 600 delegates.
The hotel has WiFi internet access in all public areas.
During your stay at the Andaz Hotel why not make use of the hotels Gymnasium. Here you will find high tech cardio and resistance machines and personal trainers can be requested. At the gym there's also a steam room and power showers. In-room spa treatments can also be arranged.
Other services include 24 hour dry cleaning and currency exchange.
Floors have lift access.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Liverpool Street 123 yards (112 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.6 miles (0.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7.4 miles (11.9 km). Within a half mile circle of the hotel (0.8 km) are no less than 3 mainline (overground) and 5 tube (underground) stations. The Andaz Liverpool Street enjoys a privileged location within the City of London (financial heartland and Square mile) as it stands adjacent to the mainline railway station of Liverpool Street. Especially convenient if you are using Stansted Airport as the Stansted Express service runs from here. This location also borders the area known as Broadgate where many large companies have offices. There is a good selection of local shops in the surrounding areas and a busy market just to the east at Petticoat Lane where fashion is the main trade. This area in common with the City of London as a whole is very busy during the week but relatively quiet during weekends. Half a mile from the River Thames where you will find dedicated walking areas and bars with views over the River. A similar distance to the north of the Andaz Liverpool Street is Shoreditch and Hoxton which have become quite fashionable areas and have a good night life. However for the major attractions and night life you will want to make your way to central London and the West End which is some 2.4 miles from here and around 10-15 minutes by taxi in normal traffic. From Liverpool Street Station you can reach the West End in around 20 minutes. Other local attractions include Old Spitalfields Market (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) which is home to a range of shops, boutiques and bars, Barbican Centre (0.5 miles, 0.8 km), Whitechapel Gallery (0.5 miles, 0.8 km), Monument (0.5 miles, 0.8 km), Royal Armouries and fusiliers Museum (0.6 miles, 1.0 km), Tower of London (0.6 miles, 1.0 km), Museum of London (0.6 miles, 1.0 km), St Paul's Cathedral (0.8 miles, 1.3 km), HMS Belfast (0.8 miles and St Katherine Docks (0.8 miles, 1.3 km)
Bedroom Numbers: 267
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (express check-out option)
History: The hotel opened in 1884, after 10 years in construction, and was later extended in 1901. Originally designed by Charles Barry and his son, Charles Edward Barry while the 1901 extension was the work of Colonel Robert Edis. During its earlier years the hotel had its own dedicated railway tracks and sidings connecting to the adjacent Liverpool Street Station which it used for supplied to the hotel. In 1997 it was closed for 3 years while undergoing a seventy million pound renovation under joint owners Conran Holdings and Wyndham International. The Great eastern hotel opened once again on 28th February 2000 and the refurbishment was carried out by Manser Practice. The reconstruction retained the splendour of its Victorian origins mixed with a new and modern design. One of the features that was recreated from the original design is the marble staircase that leads to the restaurants on the 1st floor.
Being a grade ii listed building means any work must consider the original structure and architecture of the building. However the work did include the removal of a room dating back to the 19th century after permission on the basis that the new construction included plaster mouldings.
In March 2006 the hotel once again changed hands, this time being bough by Global Hyatt Corporation and JER Partners for £150 million. Interestingly the long lease holders of the building are actually railtrack. In September of 2007 the hotel was re-branded into an Andaz (means personal service) hotel by Hyatt.
Parking:Private parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £45 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Hyatt chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Churchill Hotel (Hyatt Regency London): is 3.2 miles (5.2 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £296.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Hyatt Hotels across the chain average 88% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Hyatt hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 49th from 859 London hotels, 1st of 2 Hyatt Hotels, and 32nd of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.5 miles, 0.8 km) would be the 5 star Grange City Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £112 and which has an 86% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Holiday Inn Whitechapel. 1.0 miles away (1.7 km), has scored 85% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £72 (theres free WiFi too).
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 5 Star Batty Langley's could be a good choice. The Batty Langley's is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. The Batty Langley's has an extremely high guest rating of 94%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (40 Liverpool Street, EC2 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.8 miles (1.4 km) radius. The 50 consist of 17 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 82%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 80%). Of these hotels the highest rated is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £122 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) to a high of £525 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 90%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £169, Four Star average: £119, Three Star average: £77 and Two Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Andaz Liverpool Street 11th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 7th (joint) for the 17 five star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 43rd of 50 (10th of 17 five star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 13th of 43 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (South Place Hotel was top).
History:Formerly called the Great eastern Hotel (till November 2007)
2013: Won a Dragon Award by the City of London the hotels work in training the homeless to be chefs.
2012: Trendiest Hotel in London (5th in UK)