Venue Review: Pullman St Pancras
Pullman St Pancras - NW1 2AJ
Imagine if someone had said 20 years ago that the King’s Cross area would one day be a vibrant hotbed of tech companies, bars & classy hotels. Well, these days it is just that. The new neighbours (Google) are currently moving in and the rent boys have all virtually gone (so I’m told).
If someone asked me to design a 21st century hotel for the modern traveller it wouldn’t look too different from the Pullman St Pancras. Unlike so many new hotels the designers here have hit the nail on the head. There’s a stylish & welcoming lobby, which contains food outlets and is well used by hotel guests, giving it a warm communal feel. Modern art is commonplace throughout the building and the bedrooms are well designed with a perfect blend of modern design homeliness that’s often difficult to achieve. Unlike other design led hotel with these rooms you want to look at them, but you also want to live in them.
There’s an abundance of meeting and events space on offer at the Pullman. The Nobel suite is the most flexible room, offering capacity for conferences of 380 delegates and banquets up to 270 guests. The suite can be divided into two and there is intelligent lighting system in place. On the upper floors of the hotel various modern meeting/small conference rooms can be found kitted out with stylish furniture and the latest technology built in. On the top floor of the hotel is the ‘Business Playground’ a unique boardroom for 12 with magnificent views across the capital that’s designed to get creative juices flowing. The real gem of the Pullman, however, is the Shaw Theatre, which seats 446 delegates in a tiered auditorium with it’s own stage and state of the art sounds/lighting/projection facilities built in. Safe to say there are few hotels on London that boast their own theatre!