Marriott to convert London’s historic Berners Hotel into Edition

Following on the heels of a successful launch of its first Edition hotel in Hawaii, Marriott International announced it would turn the historic Berners Hotel in London into The London Edition.

The 175-year-old Berners has been closed since 2006, and now Marriott plans to take it over for London travelers. The boutique Edition brand was conceived by iconic hotel designer Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott, and Shrager brings his eye for detail to the London hotel scene with the opening of the London Edition.

“I am thrilled to be returning to London for an incredibly special and historical building like Berners Hotel,” Schrager says in an alert on “I am excited and passionate about creating an authentic and original experience for this special Edition hotel in this gateway city.”

Opening dates for the London Edition haven’t been set yet, but Marriott’s next Edition hotel will is scheduled to open in Istanbul early next year.