Travelling for work can be a drag, and nothing makes it worse than staying in corporate hotels that have been designed for the 80s. The divide between work and pleasure has never been less distinct and thankfully, the world is wising up.
TRIBE is a new brand of hotels which launched a few years back, specialising in putting their hotels in handy gateway locations for business - think La Défense in Paris, or Amsterdam Noord. So what’s the story? The whole point of TRIBE is to focus on the key needs of the modern traveller - accessibility, affordability and connectivity - and stripping away the drab.
In London, nothing says business quite like Canary Wharf, and TRIBE’s brand new UK hotel brings with it a brand new energy.
Accessibility? Done. Just a quick walk away is Canary Wharf tube station which means you can be on the Jubilee or brand new Lizzy line and into central London within minutes. Also, Canary Wharf itself doesn’t mean just business. Some of the best places to eat in the area are actually based in Canary Wharf, and no it’s not all just generic chain places. Check out ‘Big Easy’ - an authentic New Orleans inspired BBQ joint, one of our favourite spots!
Affordability? Comfort Rooms come in at around £200 per night which is a steal for London based hotels. In a bid to simplify the whole process, TRIBE have done away with endless room categories. Instead, all rooms come well equipped with everything you need and nothing that you don’t (who ever read the bedside Bible?!) You have only three options - regular sized or XL, and whether the room is outward facing or into the atrium. Easy.
Connectivity? Piece of cake. As is becoming popular with a lot of hotels, TRIBE Canary Wharf has a 24 hour hub with spaces to suit all needs, whether that be working, drinking, meeting, eating, or just killing time (after all, being disconnected is just as important as being connected). To sweeten the deal, the spaces open up onto the hotel’s sun asked terrace.
Considering we make our own rules when it comes to work and travel now, some of us are choosing to bring our four legged friends along for the ride. TRIBE is a dog friendly hotel which couldn’t have been more accommodating for our resident House of Coco pooch, Angelface. There’s a grassy area nearby for them to run around, and you’ll find the whole of Canary Wharf as an area pretty dog friendly.
One important feature we couldn’t ever do away with is food. The hotel’s restaurant ‘Feels Like June’ is a fun all-day eating venue which flows seamlessly from breakfast bowls to late night Negronis. If you happen to stop by for lunch or dinner, we absolutely recommend the kale salad, and if you’re feeling either naughty or nostalgic, the banana split too. Winky face emoji.
Rooms start from £189 per night.For more information visit the website here.