Grosvenor House reopens and rebrands after £100m renovation

10th Sep 2008

After a four-year, £100m restoration programme London’s largest five star hotel has been relaunched as Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, making it one of the most desirable hotels in the capital.The restoration programme includes five bar and four dining options, that includes classic French brasserie BORD’EAUX run by La Trompette’s former head chef, Ollie Couillaud.  This autumn Corrigan’s of Mayfair will be unveiled, the signature restaurant of celebrity chef, Richard Corrigan. 

The hotel’s portfolio of 494 bedrooms and suites makes it London’s largest five star hotel, and attracts a clientele that ranges from celebrities to heads of state. The style of the interior is that of classic contemporary with rich and soothing colours in the furnishings. Many original features of the period have been retained, and opulent marble bathrooms acknowledge an Art Deco influence. All rooms now feature the most comfortable beds with 300 thread count cotton sheets created specially for the JW Marriott brand and the latest in-room technology.

The renovation extends to the hotel’s conference and banqueting facilities. Awards ceremonies continue to take place in The Great Room, originally an ice rink where Queen Elizabeth II learnt to skate, from the star studded BAFTAs to the elegant and prestigious annual Art & Antiques Fair. 

Speaking about the re-brand, Chairman and CEO of Marriott International, J.W. Marriott Jr said, “Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel has always been a star on London’s hotel scene and now, thanks to this outstanding restoration, that star is shining brighter than ever. The hotel is now ready to serve a new generation of discerning international guests and I am very proud to have the Grosvenor House bear the JW Marriott name.”


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