Park Lane’s most iconic hotel, Grosvenor House, has unveiled the second phase of its multi-million pound restoration programme. 86 Park Lane, which houses the hotel’s meeting rooms, has undergone a full renovation over a period of 18 months and will reopen on the 2nd October to co-incide with National Meetings Week. It now boasts twenty meetings rooms which can accommodate between 10 and 400 delegates - a total of a quarter of a million guests annually.
86 Park Lane will be managed as a separate entity within the hotel. From its own reception and uniformed staff through to the independently run kitchen, 86 Park Lane will be the most flexible meeting space and business in London.
Design wise, all twenty rooms will have a fresh luxurious feel aided by natural daylight in every room. A mixture of antique and original furniture has been tastefully distributed throughout the rooms as accent pieces. The hotel’s existing collection of art has been carefully restored to complement the rooms and give a sophisticated boardroom look. The fresh colours of greens and golds enhance the closeness in proximity to Hyde Park which a number of rooms overlook.
The hotel’s Director of Event Management, Claire Keene, will oversee the smooth running of 86 Park Lane. She comments “When it comes to meeting rooms and function spaces there is nowhere else in London that rivals Grosvenor House. To have the space to host events for between 10 and 400 people makes us the most elegant and flexible function space in the UK.”
Grosvenor House was acquired by Marriott in February 2004 and is currently undergoing a three year restoration which will see the hotel become the company’s European headquarters and UK flagship property for JW Marriott.