- Grosvenor House Hotel
"This article is about the Hotel in London. For the hotel of the same name in
Sheffield, see Grosvenor House Hotel (Sheffield)"
Grosvenor House is one of the largest and most famous luxury
hotels in London. It was built in the 1920s and opened in 1929 on the site of the former London residence of the Dukes of Westminster, whose family name is Grosvenor. The hotel has a largely unused entrance on Park Lanein Mayfair, though this is not the 'main' entrance which is actually on Park Street. It is an outpost of London's largest cluster of luxury hotels, which is centred on Hyde Park Corner. The Great Room (which is a separate room to the Ballroom) at the Grosvenor House is the venue of many prominent awards evenings, charity balls and the like and is often seen on British television. It is one of the largest ballrooms in Europe, with a maximum capacity of 2,000 seated (200 10-person tables) or 1,100 theatre style. Although now not used as such, the Great Room was originally built as an ice-rink and much of the machinery lies dormant under the current flooring.
The Grosvenor House Hotel is now owned by the
Royal Bank of Scotland, managed by Marriott Internationaland is undergoing a multi-million pound renovation and restoration. This includes a full refurbishment of all restaurants, guest rooms, health facilities, and public areas. Upon completion late 2008, the hotel will be renamed Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel. A similarly named hotel in Dubaiis unrelated to this one.
* [http://www.londongrosvenorhouse.co.uk Official site]
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