Need to know
120, including five suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability (and for an extra charge). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $232.08 (£182), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include a welcome drink at reception on arrival, and English breakfast (Continental £17 and à la carte items start at £9).
Not only is the Vault at the Curtain open 24 hours a day and filled with cutting-edge training equipment – including a trapeze-reminiscent TRX set-up – but it’s also manned by four personal trainers at all times. This isn’t your run-of-the-(tread)mill hotel fitness-room, but a modern gym in which you’ll have access to London’s leading fitness experts, dynamic music-filled yoga sessions and rave-worthy Boom Cycle spin classes in the basement club.
At the hotel
Spa, members’ club, screening room, ballroom, gym, and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: a flatscreen TV, Marshall Bluetooth speaker, tea- and coffee-making kit with Ozone coffee, fully-stocked minibar, bottled water, La Bottega bath products.
Our favourite rooms
We love the Shoreditch Suite’s cheeky claw-foot bath tub, set in full view of the bed. For a room with a – less-naughty – view, the Terrace Loft Suite has a private, city-gazing outdoor space for you, your special guest, and 13 more of your closest friends.
The rooftop plunge pool is just big enough for leisurely laps and looks out over the graffiti-splattered surrounds of east London. There’s a submerged bench along one side of the pool, and white-cushioned sunloungers are laid out along a wrap-around terrace.
Welcoming an array of pop-ups, the Curtain Spa collaborates with the best brands in pampering and wellness; the rotating menu covers facials, massages, sports physiotherapy and beautifying treatments. The spa has three treatment rooms, a sauna, mani-pedi stations and a hairdresser; there’s also a chill-out area where guests can relax with home-made granola bars and healthy juices.
Grow a beard and pack pop-culture-referencing tees and accessories if you really want to fit in with the locals…
From 5pm to 7pm the Sundowner vintage bar cart, manned by an expert mixologist, makes the rounds by every guestroom; now that’s the kind of room service we can get behind.
Welcome, but not catered to (there’s a bar around every corner).