The Lanesborough Reopens

Luxurious London hotel The Lanesborough has re-opened following an extensive 18-month renovation project by late interior designer Alberto Pinto. The iconic property located moments from Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park was closed in December 2013 and stripped completely back to its shell for the refurbishment, which honours the Grade II-listed building’s architectural heritage as one of the most revered Regency landmarks in the British capital.

 

The new hotel emulates the style and impeccable service of its French sister Le Bristol, yet remains true to its strong British roots. Using traditional techniques, the team of 300 artisans and craftsmen were involved in the day-to-day transformation of the accommodations and public rooms, allowing for exceptional time and care to be taken into each detail, including over 7,500 hours of stenciling.

 

The hotel comprises 93 rooms and suites including The Royal Suite. At 416 square meters, it is the property’s largest suite with 7 bedrooms and bathrooms, 2 living rooms and a dining room exuding impeccable British craftsmanship and attention to period detail. Equally impressive is The Lanesborough Suite and its 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, a dining room together with a kitchen and private entrance for the butler.

 

Executive chef Florian Favario oversees The Lanesborough’s new restaurant, Céleste, which also hosts the quintessential afternoon tea experience in a light-filled, conservatory-style space accompanied by piano entertainment. A grey, gold and green colour scheme, hand-painted trompe l’oeil marbling and 4 Wilkinson chandeliers, The Withdrawing Room is ideally-suited for an informal meeting or a relaxing drink, while the walk-in humidor and sizable collection of Cuban and pre-Castro cigars paired with rare cognacs dating back to 1770 make The Garden Room a favourite with cigar connoisseurs. For cocktails, The Library Bar offers a touch of grandeur in a warm and welcoming setting, with a pianist playing each night to create an intimate, club-like atmosphere.

 

Each one of the hotel’s 7 new private dining rooms possesses a character and atmosphere of its own, ranging from the intimacy of The Wine Cellar to the palatial setting of The Belgravia. Recreation and wellness options include a luxury spa studio and a fully-equipped, 24-hour fitness studio.

 

To add to the extensive services offered to all guests, 23 private butlers are on call throughout the clock to care for the individual needs of every guest, while a fleet of 14 luxury cars including a Rolls Royce Phantom can chauffeur residents around London in impeccable style.

 

The property is the latest masterpiece hotel of the Oetker Collection, whose portfolio includes the L’Apogee Courchevel, Brenners Park Hotel & Spa, Chateau Saint Martin & Spa, Eden Rock St. Barths, Fregate Island Private, Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc and the Palais Namaskar.

 

For more information, visit www.oetkercollection.com.

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