The Royal Lancaster London has unveiled its brand-new design following an £80-million renovation programme which has seen a complete transformation both internally and externally. The entire frontage of the hotel has been remodelled and the exterior architecture now features a dramatic eight-metre-high glazed façade revealing an impressive double-height reception space. The showpiece of the lobby is a palatial sweeping staircase made of 300 square meters of white Carrara marble which wraps around to the first floor.
Set within acres of white marble is the elegant Hyde Lobby Bar, a new innovation echoing the name of London’s most famous royal park. Designed with the most discerning guests in mind, Champagne, cocktails, coffee and light cuisine are served here throughout the day and the cocktail menu has been meticulously created and includes signature cocktails to reflect the history of the iconic hotel.
The redesign of the towering 18-storey hotel also encompasses the complete refurbishment of all 411 guestrooms and suites. Every guestroom has a far reaching view across London, and the modern design emphasizes these premium vistas. Room categories start with the Classic Double Room at 20 square meters, priced from £219 per night. All of the guest rooms have Handy phones, hidden international plug sockets, bath robes, slippers, The White Company toiletries, waterfall showers and underfloor heating in the bathrooms. TVs showing over 138 international channels and 33 radio stations are available.
The first stage of the refurbishment commenced in 2015 with the redesign of Nipa Thai, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. The grand opening is now taking place as the majority of the hotel is completely renovated. Royal Lancaster London will be finalised in May 2018 following a soft redesign of The Lounge Bar and The Park Room on the first floor. General Manager Sally Beck said: “The hotel has had a rich and celebrated past, having opened as one of the most chic hotels in London in 1967. 50 years later, Royal Lancaster London will reopen in 2017 to once again be one of the most stylish hotels in the capital.” Royal Lancaster London is also one of the largest banqueting venues in Europe with a capacity of 3,000 guests across its 16 refurbished meetings and events spaces. These include the renowned Nine Kings and Westbourne Suites holding 2,400 guests collectively for a seated dinner.