This is one of the new breed of eco-friendly hotels gaining popularity in London. Water is pumped from its own bore hole, supplying the rooms and air conditioning. When it gets too hot, the skylights in the glass atrium pop open for ventilation; there's also a clever energy loop system so that as rooms are heated fridges are cooled; the occupancy detection systems and lights controlled by room keys make sure no energy is wasted when you're out. They're also the founder of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
   The bar, restaurant and terrace are all done out in kitsch, retro style which manages, thankfully, not to be garish. The restaurant is wonderfully light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. The food is best described as ‘modern Mediterranean’; note the selection of cocktails.
   The bedrooms are stacked over 5 stories, clustered around the central atrium: quite a dizzying sight from the ground floor. Their colours might not be to everyone’s taste: neon pinks, greens and blues – but they are all of a fairish size and peaceful. The seven roof-top suites have great views from their private balconies.