You may have already heard the news: Two new hotels, a restaurant and a bar are opening in Eddington. Some residents are very excited about this, whereas others are somewhat hesitant because they fear the influx of guests accompanied with noise disturbance. For this reason, we are answering some burning questions here:
Which companies are situated in the hotel building?
There are two hotels next to each other: the Turing Locke and the Hyatt Centric. Turing Locke is an aparthotel, meaning that guests book a studio or apartment that includes a small kitchen. This aparthotel will be targeting guests for extended stays. Hyatt Centric is a more traditional (short-stay) hotel, in which the rooms don't include a kitchen.
In addition, there will be a restaurant (KOTA) including a roof top terrace and coffee bar, and a cocktail bar (Dutch) in the building.
The restaurant, roof top terrace, coffee bar and cocktail bar are open to residents/non hotel guests. The restaurant and cocktail bar also have outside terraces on the ground floor.
Finally, hairdresser Douce, which was already active in an airstreamer in the Market Square, will move into a commercial space in the hotel.
When will they open?
Both the hotels and the restaurant and bars will open on Monday the 27th of September 2021.
The weekend before, however, they will already receive some 'practice guests', so you might already see people inside and around the hotels.
The opening will be a so-called soft opening without a large opening event. However, residents are welcome to pop in just to have a look, or to have a drink/bite to eat.
As far as the ERA knows, KOTA will serve Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dinner 7am-11pm daily.
The coffee bar is located in the lobby of the Hyatt Centric and will be open 7am-7pm daily.
The cocktail bar is located on the Locke side of the building and will be open 4pm-11pm daily.
Finally, the rooftop terrace will be open seasonally (April to September) 12pm – 9pm. This means that after 9 pm there should be no more noise from the roof top.
Will they welcome residents?
The hotels have indicated that they are community-focussed and that residents are welcome to use most of their facilities.
On both the Locke side and the Hyatt side (at the coffee bar), there are co-working spaces available. WiFi will be free inside and password protected outside the hotel (i.e. in the courtyard).
In the courtyard, there is a communal garden area with benches which residents can use freely. The upper part of the courtyard is part of the restaurant and the cocktail bar, and drinks will have to be ordered to make use of those seating areas.
The hotel gym will not be accessible to residents.
Turing Locke and KOTA will organise some events accessible to residents, for example a wine tasting and yoga. More information can be found here
Will there be lots of noise?
Several residents have expressed concerns about potential noise problems (especially for those neighbours living very close to the new building). The rooftop terrace will be open seasonally (April to September) 12pm – 9pm. This means that after 9 pm there should be no more noise from the roof. In addition, Turing Locke has assured us that staff will be present on the roof as long as the roof top bar is open, to make sure that guests don't climb over the fences to get close to the surrounding buildings.
In the courtyard, the companies are allowed to play music but cannot use amplifiers. That means that film screenings (in the courtyard) will likely only be possible with individual headphones.
The hotels are currently not planning any large events, and will not organise large-scale conferences.
All deliveries to and collections from the hotel should be made between 8am and 6pm. If you are disturbed by, for example, bin collections outside of these hours, please let the hotels know.
What should I do if I have a complaint?
We would advise residents to first try to call the hotel, restaurant or bar directly in case of a complaint. The hotel check-in desks should be manned 24/7.
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Where can I get more information or make a booking?
For more information, we refer you to the websites of the companies themselves:
Disclaimer: the information provided here is true to the best of our knowledge, but the ERA is not responsible for the actions and behaviour of the described companies