Experience Biophilic Design with The Joy of Plants at Leman LockeDate: 16 Oct 2019
This October, Leman Locke has partnered with houseplant experts thejoyofplants.co.uk to allow you to immerse yourself in nature in London’s East End.
Open to the public from 19th October 2019, three of our suites have been transformed into lush indoor jungles by award-winning botanical architects and designers Oliver Heath, Nik Southern of Hackney Road’s Grace & Thorn and Michael Perry (Mr Plant Geek), with the suites covered in an abundance of houseplants to help boost productivity, ignite passion and bring tranquility.
With new research by The Joy of Plants revealing that a third (34%) of people spend less than 17 minutes outside per day during Winter despite two fifths (39%) recognising that spending more time in nature would make them happier, the hotel suites will help bring people closer to nature.
Each of the suites deliver a unique multisensory experience with houseplants taking over the walls, windows, bathrooms and even the beds. But they’re not just good for the gram. Each jungle suite encourages guests to interact with their plant roommates to discover how introducing more houseplants into their living space can boost their wellbeing, reduce stress and even boost intimacy. Guests will also be given tips on easy ways they can transform their own homes into indoor jungles even if they’re renting.
Room 1: Productivity Suite, Designed by Oliver Heath
Perfect for nomadic workers and business travellers the Productivity Suite is adorned with Boston ferns, peace lilies and snake plants – plants renowned for their productivity inducing properties. Guests will also be invited to enjoy a binaural beats audio experience; the latest audio ‘soundwave therapy’ from the US designed to sharpen focus and stimulate creativity.
The standard hotel mini bar is transformed into a plant-based fuel station, offering plant based ‘power snacks’ and a CBD oil shot.
Room 2: Romance Suite, Designed by Nik Southern
This heady romantic respite is a shrine to sensuality. Guests in the Romance Suite will be wowed by the bed’s botanical canopy, an ode to intimacy that cocoons couples in a lush green blend of houseplants. Guests can relax with the first dedicated plant ASMR channel, an intoxicating visual and audible stimulus featuring some of the world’s most famous ‘plant porn’ stars followed by a love boosting botanical cocktail.
Room 3: Tranquil Suite, Designed by Michael Perry
Designed by Michael Perry, better known as @Mr_PlantGeek, this tranquil indoor jungle is packed with tropical plants, creating a super-charged oasis of calm in the city. Featuring houseplants such as bromeliads and a variety of monsteras from deliciosa to obliqua, this suite harnesses the relaxing power of plants. Guests are invited to enjoy a fully immerse forest bathing experience in the bathroom, a dedicated plant meditation space and a clean sleep zone containing the world’s most air purifying plants to bring guests the gift of deep sleep.
Guests can experience the three jungle suites up until November 10th. To reserve one of the jungle suites, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All bookings for the three rooms made directly via the email will automatically receive a 15% discount.