Hotel Verta, situated on the Thames at Battersea has launched and was unveiled by international jet set air stewardess Pam Ann (Caroline Reid) this morning. Part of von Essen hotels it is a departure from the norm and offers a unique hotel experience to leisure and business guests coming to London. Pam Ann is resident in-house air stewardess at Hotel Verta for the coming few weeks ahead of her West End tour dates.
From the beginning, the hotel was always going to be different-being the only hotel in Europe adjoined to a heliport was just the start! The design of the hotel has elevated it to South London’s best hotel.
Travelling through the hotel is a journey in itself. On arrival, the feel is one of late 30’s glamour with references to the golden age of aviation. The fusion of gold metallic, anthracite and cream colours take guests and passengers back to an era of glamorous and sophisticated travel, where every need is taken care of and every demand is met. If you are here to dine, you will leave full and happy, if you are here to sleep, you will get the best nights sleep ever in a triple glazed luxury bedroom- arguably and ironically London’s quietest bedrooms! If you are here to relax, you will emerge from the subterranean spa with a glow and if you are here to fly, you will travel in the utmost luxury in the speediest of manners.
Hotel Verta is different. It is exciting. It is glamorous. It is open!
The subterranean two level spa offers a subtle design led experience where water, oils and heat combine in an oasis of calm which includes four treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room and sanarium and a hydro-vitality pool. Anne Semonin has the largest presence at the spa with Comfort Zone and Mama Mio also offering treatments and retail products. Finally the Technogym offers leading gym equipment.
Patrisey, the restaurant, serves Modern British and European dishes with Neal Dove heading up all restaurant operations as executive chef. The restaurant is situated at ground floor level with excellent views of the heliport and the Thames. Just above the restaurant at Mezzanine level is Vertilon Bar which offers an extensive selection of cocktails. This is also one of the few places in London you can rub shoulders with uniformed pilots enjoying non-alcoholic cocktails from the ‘For The Pilots’ selection of the menu.
The bespoke furniture and commissioned artwork around the hotel along with the unique Verta soundtrack played across various parts of the hotel all add to the special post industrial glamorous feel.
If you are on business, Hotel Verta offers seven individual meeting and function suites accommodating from 12 to 200 delegates. All have commanding views of the Eco-wetland garden or river Thames and all offer natural daylight. Wi-Fi is available throughout and a conference café is also open all day.
Hotel Verta forms part of the £150 million Bridges Wharf development and is part of the regeneration of the Thames riverfront at Battersea. Hotel Verta, part of the London Heliport complex is leading the investment in the fast changing metropolitan skyline of Battersea. The Bridges Wharf development of which Hotel Verta is part of has already won ‘Best International High Rise Architecture Award’ at the Daily Mail International Property Awards which took place in November 2009.
The award wining building and its timeless décor along with all the facilities make Hotel Verta a hotel designed to go above and beyond expectations. Each of the 70 bedrooms furnished in a classic modern style with bespoke finishes offer a silent and comfortable stay, many with commanding views of the Thames.
On the penultimate floor, The Roof Top, offers 360’ panoramic views of London. This event space can accommodate events for up to 200 persons. The Roof Top function and event space provides the most unique venue in London and has spectacular panoramic views over the city with its own expansive terrace. It is ideal for product launches, cocktail receptions and exclusive parties.
The ‘Landing Pad’ at the top of the hotel, offers the ultimate in intimate event entertaining. The two bedroom penthouse suite can host up to 50 people outside on the decking area which comes complete with a hot tub, personal gym, bar and outdoor cooking area and again has fantastic views of the Thames.
Hotel Verta offers underground valet parking and provides an on demand shuttle service to Sloane Square, Knightsbridge and Clapham Junction which is also the closest station to the hotel.
The London Heliport celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and is the only commercial heliport in London. Offering fast and efficient connections across the UK and the Continent, the heliport is the only central London location catering for the business, celebrity and leisure guest rotary travel.