Eccleston Square Opening in Central London in June

Hidden within a late Georgian townhouse on a leafy square in Pimlico, central London, is Eccleston Square Hotel—a high-tech 39-bedroom urban retreat, set to open on June 19, 2011. A member of Design Hotels, the hotel will boast state-of-the-art technology, including 46-inch 3D LED TVs and iPad2s in every room. Following a $10 million renovation, the Georgian townhouse has been transformed by architects Woods Bagot, led by Hotel Director Olivia Byrne. "The ethos of the Eccleston Square Hotel is quite simple," Byrne says. "We want our clients to leave the hotel feeling better than they did when they arrived."

The 39 rooms are split across five categories and have either garden or city views, some with private courtyards or balconies. All rooms feature advanced state-of-the-art bedroom interiors, including the 3D LED TVs with HD Movie and 3D channels, 3D Blu Ray DVD players with 3D glasses, and finger-tip control panels. The pads control every function in the room, from the lighting and curtains to wake-up and bedtime settings. Each room will also have an iPad2, which guests can use for anything from shopping guides to spa bookings. Adjustable massage beds from Swedish firm Hästens act as the focus of each room, complete with massage programs that synchronize with the Hästens Mind Spa TV.

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