Checking in ‘One Star’

Thinking of booking that next city break? In need of a place to stay? Forget five star. Yep, really… According to Converse, you’re doing it all wrong. And this weekend we put it to the test, checking into their weekend London put up ‘One Star Hotel’.

Based in the heart of Shoreditch, just a short walk away from Old Street tube station, you may have stumbled across the brand’s humble abode. Comprising of five floors featuring rooms curated by One Star collaborators ‘Yung Lean’, ‘A$AP Nast’ and ‘MadeMe’, each room bringing the personality of each curator’s shoe to life. Head on down into the basement and you will uncover a room of creator’s causing havoc offering workshops on t-shirt printing/customisation and even a fashion presentation by upcoming designer and Central St Martin’s graduate; Mimi Wade.

First impressions? A smashed vending machine for all of you hungry guests. If you like your chocolate served with creps (and not the sweet kind) then this is the place for you. So, the most pressing question on your lips right now; ‘What are my options?’

‘Cotton Candy’

Type: Deluxe Round Revolving King Size Suite
Sleeps: Up to 2 Persons

Facilities:
x3 Candy Dispensers and ‘Pick & Mix’ bags.
Cotton Candy Machine
Complimentary Shoes
Free Standing Mirror
Ceiling Mirror (Above Bed)

Infused with a candy fragrance, this room is not for the faint hearted. Adorned with a cotton candy featurette wall, a deluxe round king size bed with a revolving feature and complimentary sweets; it’s time to hand over the sugar.

‘MadeMe’

Type: Deluxe Double Bed
Sleeps: Up to 2 Persons

Facilities:
TV (With no signal access) and Remote
Telephone
Bedside Drawers
Lamp

Designed by fashion label ‘MadeMe’ this room includes a furry phone and matching television set, neon signage and a wall embellished in the noughtie’s kid’s favourite ‘Troll Dolls’. All of which are stylish placed amongst a sunshine yellow setting; sure to have you waking up on the right side of the bed in the morning.

‘World Affairs’ by Yung Lean

Type: Standard Single
Sleeps: 1 Persons

Facilities:
Games Console + Complimentary Game (Super Smash Bros)
Complimentary Slippers
An infinite supply of energy drinks
Yung Lean Merch T-Shirts
Couch

Curated by our very own ‘One Star’ Yung Lean sets the scene in his very own indoor jungle, the Sadboy’s hideout of course wouldn’t be complete without some old school gaming.

‘Mid Century’ by A$AP Nast

Type: Standard Double
Sleeps: 3 Persons

Facilities:
Private double bed with enclosed curtain
Couch
Rug
Mood Setting Candles

Inspired by his love of all things fifties, A$AP Nast presents a cosy affair found ‘somewhere in mid century’.

‘Downtime’

Type: Concrete Double
Sleeps: 2 Persons

Facilities:
Double bed made from concrete
Television showcasing Converse’s skater movie ‘Downtime’
Lamps
Mood Setting Candles
A complimentary ‘zine’ for your leisure
Complimentary shoes

Perfect for the avid skater, this room offers an open space with a down to earth street vibe, perfect for those wanting to check in for a little downtime.

So you’ve heard what’s on offer to lay your head (Although, that wasn’t possible) but what about hotel entertainment? After hours the place turned into the wildest of rave scenes with performances in the underground basement from IAMDDB, Princess Nokia, Yung Lean & Slowthai, sure to keep guests awake all night long.

Overall rating? One Star.

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