A stylish new hotel comes to the Square Mile

There&rsquo;s a new hotel in the City &ndash; and about time too. Considering the area&rsquo;s global pre-eminence as a centre of finance and business, with people constantly jetting in from around the world to do deals, it&rsquo;s surprising how light it&rsquo;s been on good places for them to stay. That&rsquo;s about to change thanks to luxury chain Apex, which is opening a brand new premises slap bang in the heart of the Square Mile. The Apex London Wall Hotel is a four star deluxe property on Copthall Avenue, halfway between Bank and Moorgate stations, with 89 luxury guest bedrooms and suites, a quintessentially British restaurant, a smart cocktail bar and an excellent fitness suite.<br /><br />The smart, swanky rooms have been designed with both comfort and style in mind &ndash; think smooth contemporary lines, beautiful furniture, 40 inch LED screens and surround sound technology. And unlike many hotels, guests get free wi-fi in their rooms, so that they can continue carrying out their business without having to pay extra for the privilege.<br /><br />No hotel is complete without a first-rate place to eat and drink, and the Off the Wall Lounge Bar and Restaurant is just the job. It&rsquo;s a terrifically light and airy venue thanks to its double-height, floor-to-ceiling windows, and guests can expect an enticing menu of traditional British dishes prepared from ingredients sourced from the City&rsquo;s wonderful food markets. The sleek bar, meanwhile, specialises in rum cocktails, and there&rsquo;s an impressive range of creative, sophisticated cocktails and punches to suit all tastes.<br /><br />Apex London Wall Hotel, 7-9 Copthall Avenue. Open Monday to Friday. Lunch 12pm-3pm, dinner 6pm-10pm.<br />www.offthewallrestaurant.co.uk.