An east London hotel has launched three houseplant hotel suites — apparently the UK's first — with greenery covering walls, windows, ceilings and bathrooms.
Leman Locke in Whitechapel teamed up with thejoyofplants.co.uk to launch three special suites. Each one has a different focus — relaxation, romance, or productivity — and has been designed using biophilic concepts.
Boston ferns, peace lilies and snake plants — all known for their productivity-inducing properties — have been paired with an audio experience designed to sharpen focus in the Productivity Suite. Open the mini-bar to reveal plant based ‘power snacks’ and a CBD oil shot to help you race through that spreadsheet.
Elsewhere, couples on a mini-break can book out the Romance Suite, complete with a botanical canopy covering the bed, a soundtrack of the natural world, designed to 'excite the senses' and a 'love-boosting cocktail'. Oh, and neon lights to rival some of Soho's... adult haunts.
For us though, the Tranquil Suite sounds like just the ticket — tropical plants create an oasis of calm, offering a mini forest-bathing experience in the bathroom. The bedroom area contains air-purifying plants to help you get a deep and relaxing sleep. Wonder if they hire it out by the hour?
The houseplant hotel suites are available to book at Leman Locke, Leman Street, Whitechapel, from 19 October 2019.
Photos: Simone Morciano Photography