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Plugged-in, stylish, and sexy: That’s the crowd this hotel goes for, and you’ll feel that way, too. The first hotel to be built from the ground up in the Square Mile for a century, every inch was run through the design filter, and much of the art was commissioned by celebrated contemporary artists. Rooms, charcoal-grey with wool carpets, are large and hushed and fully up-to-date with luxury expectations, so you’ll find plenty of outlets, AV connections, blackout blinds closed from a bedside panel, and a big bed you can flop around in. By evening, the two restaurants, Angler and a 3 South Place Bar & Grill, have lured both named chefs and some of the liveliest professionals from the City before they head just east to the party grounds at Spitalfields. Despite the hot scene, it never ignores the relaxation of its guests. On weekends, rates can dip to £170.