LONDON—The Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s portfolio of independent hotels, continues to grow in Europe with the introduction of two new travel experiences this spring. Threadneedles, in London’s financial district, and The Glasshouse in central Edinburgh, Scotland, will represent the Autograph Collection’s first hotels in the United Kingdom. The additions are set to expand the portfolio to include more than 40 hotel experiences in the United States, Europe, Caribbean, and South America.
“This is an exciting time for the Autograph Collection in Europe as we add experiences in two of the United Kingdom’s most important destinations,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. “Autograph Collection offers an enviable range of artistic, culinary and cultural adventures for our guests and these two iconic hotels will be valuable additions. “
Threadneedles is located in central London near The Bank of England, St Paul’s Cathedral, Borough Market, and The Royal Exchange. The former Victorian banking hall, a Grade II listed building and the former head office of City Bank, blends the traditional with the contemporary. The lobby is dominated by a hand painted stained-glass dome, which dates back to 1856, and the hotel’s restaurant and bar, Bonds, are set in the former main banking hall, retaining many original Victorian features.
Situated at the foot of Calton Hill and built into the 150 year old façade of the Lady Glenorchy church, The Glasshouse offers a unique roof-top garden – a two-acre area of landscaped gardens which may also be used as an event space. The hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment and is due to join the Autograph Collection upon completion in June.