The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London is
scheduled to officially open in Londonís Kings Cross on 5 May 2011,
following a £150 million renovation by Manhattan Loft Corporation
in conjunction with London & Continental Railways.
hotel - The Midland Grand Hotel - was designed and built by
renowned Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and opened
on 5th of May 1873. The historic building has now been restored to re-open exactly 138 years after the
original and once again become one of Londonís most iconic hotels.
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London exemplifies
High Victorian Gothic architecture in its most dramatic sense, the
stunning red-brick building having being saved from demolition in
the sixties by a protest led by former Poet Laureate Sir John
Many of the original areas of the hotel,
considered of particular historical importance, have been
carefully restored including the famous staircase, revered
as one of the most majestic in England, with windows measuring
over 50 feet and crowned by an elaborate vaulted ceiling that has
been featured in many films including Batman.
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London will consist of two parts, the
historic St Pancras Chambers which will house 38 Victorian bedroom suites, and Barlow House, the newly
created 120,000 square foot extension featuring guestrooms
boasting original artwork and contemporary design.
Guests will be able to
relive the glamour of the Victorian era at either The Booking
Office Bar & Restaurant - re-created in the original ticket office
- or the celebrity chef restaurant and bar occupying the original
The hotel will also house a 350 capacity ballroom,
private club, barberís shop and luxury spa.
The opening of the hotel will mark the completion of
the regeneration of St Pancras International Station, now the home
of the Eurostar.
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