Aspex has strengthened its presence in the hotel industry, after supplying its Novista Riser Doorsets to a new five-star hotel in Leicester Square.

Part of Edwardian Hotels London, The Londoner Hotel will open in 2020. Built on the site of the former Odeon Cinema West End, the 350-bedroom hotel will feature eight storeys above ground and six below ground, complete with bars and restaurants. It will also have two Odeon cinemas, event and leisure facilities.

Working alongside contractor EE Smith and global architects, Woods Bagot, Aspex has supplied its Novista Riser doorsets to all of the hotel areas, providing a minimalistic and contemporary finish to match the hotel’s interior.

The name Novista is derived from ‘no view’ which perfectly describes this door system with a hidden frame, which allows the door to blend in with the wall with no unsightly architraves required. The Novista Riser system is available with either a steel or timber door leaf, with a steel door frame that is concealed within the stud or block wall and is completely invisible when the door is in the closed position.

Ashley Burberry, Managing Director at Aspex, says: “It is great to be supplying our doorsets to this prestigious project and growing our presence in the hotel industry.”

Helen Taylor, Associate at Woods Bagot, adds: “With approximately 470 riser doors in the project, most of which are in front of house areas, we needed a solution which would allow the doors to ‘disappear’ into the surrounding panelling and front of house finishes. Aspex has been extremely helpful during the specification process to ensure all the requirements have been met.

To find out more about the Novista system or to arrange a meeting with one of our sales representatives please contact our sales office on 0116 2783506 or email us at