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New Year’s Eve, London’s St Martins Lane Hotel

December 22, 2014

st-martins-lane-sleep-hotels-largeThis New Year’s Eve, London’s St Martins Lane Hotel will mark the coming of 2015 alongside an anniversary of 15 years spent hosting iniquitous parties in its infamous lair.

The hotel’s striking Light Bar – designed, along with the rest of the hotel, by Morgans Hotel Group favourite Philippe Starck – is set to be one of the capital’s most sought-after spots to see in the New Year. The soirée, dubbed Lights Out, will be inspired by the theatricals of New York’s Studio 54, with an immersive light installation curated by PRICKIMAGE. The video artist enterprise, known for livening up the displays at Koko Camden and Fabric, describes itself as ‘optically intoxicating’, though we suspect our intoxication won’t be brought on by the lights alone.

No party’s a party without a dose of drama so here, walkabout projection performers will be taking the theatre to new heights while the walls come to life before your very eyes. In the interest of severely overwhelming our senses, Paul Harris, grammy-winning DJ of Dirty Vegas, will be propping up the decks and doctoring dancers with some transcendent disco treats.

For those who like to play civilised before they hit the floor (preferably not face first), the hotels Asia de Cuba will be dishing out a 5-course spread of refined cuisine for £145 a pop, with a half bottle of champagne per guest included. A fancier-yet NYE package will feature said dinner, an overnight stay at the St Martins Lane and a restoratory brunch on New Year’s Day – if you can make it out of bed that is – costing from £565.

In keeping with its quirky approach to festivity, St Martins Lane will be exhibiting its own take on Christmas lights in the form of a neon sculpture by renowned light artist Taz Blackburn.

Formerly home to longstanding club institution Bungalow 8, the since christened Light Bar has seen its fair share of decadence and debauchery. An eclectic mix of superstars graced Bungalow 8’s coveted guestlist back in its raciest days, among them Rihanna, George Clooney and Prince. Tickets are £65 and undoubtedly you’ll find us there demonstrating how best to break out in a Black Sweat and avoiding Rehab.

For table reservations please call 02073005588 or e-mail restaurant.resuk@mhgc.com


Annie Biziou