JW Marriott Grosvenor House London completed its full-scale renovation. The project included its 420 guest rooms and public spaces.
Directed by Hirsch Bedner Associates and GA Design, the complete transformation incorporates a fresh take on present-day design while honoring the rich heritage of the property.
“The reintroduction of the iconic JW Marriott Grosvenor House London signifies an exciting milestone as the property celebrates its ninetieth anniversary this year,” said Mitzi Gaskins, global brand leader of JW Marriott. “We are thrilled to welcome our guests to the new Grosvenor House where they will continue to enjoy the highest level of luxury, inclusive of enriching experiences and warm, intentional service that embodies the JW Marriott brand.”
The property, Grosvenor House, is the former home of the Duke of Gloucester, first opened in 1929 and was designed by famed architects L. Rome Guthrie and Sir Edwin Lutyens. The hotel has long been associated with royalty, international dignitaries and celebrities alike.
“Throughout the 90 years of its legacy, JW Marriott Grosvenor House London has played a role, whether large or small, in the history of this well-beloved city,” said Stuart Bowery, general manager, JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. “This year, following significant transformations, our truly iconic hotel begins an exciting new chapter. We look forward to welcoming our guests as we head into the next decade and hope they feel inspired and fulfilled.”
JW Marriott Grosvenor House London’s complete renovation includes an extensive re-imagination of the ground floor, to complement the alluring views of Hyde Park. The decor, including butterfly wall art and bespoke carpets. The transformation of the original lobby fireplace includes floor-to-ceiling glass, which seamlessly connects the lobby entrance to the bright Park Room setting.
The Park Room, serving afternoon tea and beverages, features floor-to-ceiling glass windows giving views of Hyde Park. JW Steakhouse features a private dining room that can accommodate up to 12 guests and the Al Fresco terrace is also available during the spring and summer months. Adjacent to JW Steakhouse is the Bourbon Bar, home to more than 300 rare, pre-prohibition, single batch bourbons.
Additional dining and beverage outlets include Red Bar, Corrigan’s Mayfair and Ruya London.
The property features more than 53,800 square feet of meeting space. The crown jewel of the hotel is the Great Room, which can cater for up to 2,000 guests in a single sitting. This iconic space was once an ice-skating rink, where young Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister, Margaret, learned to ice skate. Today, the eight crystal chandeliers and sweeping staircase serve as a reminder of the storied history.
The Ballroom also incorporates the hotel’s history with cut glass chandeliers and Art Deco features. The Court Suite meeting space, with capacity to seat up to 250 guests and is reminiscent of ice-skating memories, with ice-sculpture effects projected by the wall lights. Small groups can utilize 86 Park Lane function suites, offering 20 naturally-lit rooms.
Information is based off a press release from JW Marriott Grosvenor House London.