London’s Grosvenor hotel completes refurb

5 Jan 2012 by BusinessTraveller
London’s Grosvenor hotel has completed an 18-month refurbishment project, adding new meeting rooms, a business centre, three executive suites and a Cantonese restaurant. Located within London’s Victoria station, the property is housed within a Grade II-listed building, and is one of the oldest of the capital’s iconic railway hotels, having originally opened in 1862. Refurbishment works have included the reinstatement of gold leaf finishes on the columns in the grand lobby, and the uncovering of original white marble on the hotel’s pillars. All 346 rooms have been refurbished, and new facilities have been added including a gym, fine dining Cantonese restaurant Grand Imperial, Reunion bar, nine new meeting rooms, a manned business centre, and three executive suites with separate lounge areas, rolltop bath and rainfall shower, Nespresso coffee machine and a complimentary mini bar. Now that the refurbishment project has been completed, the hotel has been rebranded from a Thistle property to a Guoman hotel (the Thistle brand being owned by Guoman Hotel Management), joining existing London properties including The Cumberland, The Tower Hotel, The Royal Horseguards and the Charing Cross hotel. Other famous London railway hotels include:
  • The Midland Grand at St Pancras station (now the St Pancras Renaissance – for a recent review click here)
  • The Great Eastern Hotel at Liverpool Street station (now the Andaz Liverpool Street – for a review click here)
  • The Charing Cross hotel at Paddington station (now under the Guoman brand – for a review click here)
  • The Great Western Hotel at Paddington station (now the Hilton London Paddington - for a look at hotels in the Paddington area click here)
  • The Great Central Hotel at Marylebone station (now the Landmark)
The Great Northern Hotel at King's Cross station is currently closed, although there are plans to reopen it as a boutique property as part of the refurbishment of the station. For more information visit Report by Mark Caswell
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