ME by Melia London Launches with Olympic Timing

Me by Melia London opens with a trio of cocktail bars and a gourmet restaurant

Just in time for this summer's Olympic Games in London, resort operator Sol Melia has opened its ME by Melia London hotel near Covent Garden in the city's Holborn district.

Designed by architect Sir Norman Foster, whose other projects include the British Museum and the Beijing Capital International Airport, Me by Melia London offers three cocktail bars, an American steakhouse, and 157 guest rooms with terraces and in-room spa services along with panoramic views of the London skyline.

ME by Melia London houses a champagne bar on the first floor, where guests receive a complimentary welcome drink upon check-in, and Radio, a rooftop bar that treats guests to cocktails and views of signature London sights, such as the London Bridge, Tate Modern, the London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament.

STK, the hotel's restaurant, offers an American steakhouse-style menu. Dishes to enjoy include tuna tartare with wasabi and avocado soy, prawn rice crisps, shellfish bisque, wagyu burgers, veal with tobacco onions, and a pea and endive salad with blue cheese, poached walnuts, and a watercress and red wine dressing.

The third, non-alcoholic bar, Marconi Bar, serves savory pastries, cookies, smoothies, coffees, juices, and an afternoon tea service during the day.

ME by Melia London is set to open July 15, according to @MEbyMelia, the hotel's official Twitter handle.

Clare Sheehan is a Junior Writer at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @clare_sheehan.