Thistle Bloomsbury revamp

24 Oct 2008 by Mark Caswell

The Thistle
Bloomsbury Hotel is getting a £9.7m revamp, and has reverted to its original
name, The Kingsley.

Thistle says the
hotel is going back to its original title “as a mark of its literary heritage
to the author Charles Kingsley and the Bloomsbury Set”. Located on Bloomsbury Way between Tottenham Court Road and Holborn underground stations, The Kingsley by Thistle
will have 42 new deluxe and executive rooms available by mid-November, featuring
flatscreen TVs and wifi internet access.

The hotel’s
public areas are also due to be revamped, including the front of house and
reception areas, and a new bar and fine dining restaurant. The property’s
Victorian facade is also being restored.

Thistle is
currently investing £100m rebranding and upgrading its UK hotels (see online
news January 26).

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