Exclusive Look at the Vintry & Mercer Library
Amid the streets lining the banks of the Thames is Vintry & Mercer; a boutique luxury hotel with 92 rooms and suites. The heart of the City of London was once a centre for historic trading guilds, such as wine and luxury textiles and is now a favourite destination for modern Londoners and travellers, with landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral only minutes away. Vintry & Mercer perfectly pairs contemporary and edgy design with a deeply-held respect and appreciation for the history abundant in the immediate surroundings. It is truly a space in which the past meets the present. The hotel features excellent fitness facilities in addition to a roof terrace with stunning views of the London skyline, a restaurant serving a delectable range of Asian tapas small plates and an underground speakeasy -inspired bar.
The hotel is owned by Anton Fedun, who also owns the 111-bedroom Ampersand hotel in South Kensington. Ultimate Library created book collections for the Ampersand’s meeting room and suites.
Vintry & Mercer were looking for a collection to line the stunning coffer that would also be rich in content and filled with books that would inspire and educate. The hotel also wanted a selection of books for their private rooms and suites that would feature subjects on world maps, textiles and travel. The collection has a varied range of subjects to suit all guests.
It was this seamless blending of the historic and the modern that we wanted to reflect and reinforce within the book collection for Vintry & Mercer. The collection features books about London and maritime history, alongside titles on food, drink, economics and travel. A large volume of illustrated titles have been distributed throughout the guest rooms, lobby, bar and main library. The statement lighting coffer in the library illuminates the books beautifully, making the library a striking feature of the room, along with the fabulous ceiling art.