Some hotels are just rooms, most have bars, many have gyms, and others have cinemas.
I found out about Firmdale during my time working at The Pelham in South Kensington which was once part of the Firmdale group until it was sold a few years ago. Although touches of the Kemps remain at The Pelham properties they still own are dotted all over London; Number Sixteen is just around the corner from The Pelham with Knightsbridge Hotel not too far away, then there’s Charlotte Street, Covent Garden, Dorset Square, Haymarket and the new hotel, Ham Yard.
There’s also The Soho Hotel which is where I saw ‘Her’ at the beginning of April in one of their in-house screening rooms. At the weekend the hotel, along with Covent Garden and Charlotte Street, operate their Film Club and for £35 per person you see a film and have either afternoon tea, lunch, or dinner. Sweet and salt popcorn is also provided and next to the screening rooms in The Soho Hotel is a bar where drinks can be bought and consumed during the film.