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The Lanesborough Hotel has reopened for business

by Sophie Cullen on Aug 19, 2015 in Interiors
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The iconic Lanesborough Hotel has reopened in London after 18 months of renovation

Located just minutes from Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, the hotel – now part of the The Oetker Collection – closed its doors in December 2013. Since then, the Grade II listed building has been taken back to its shell and completely renovated, emulating the style and impeccable service of its French sister Le Bristol while staying true to the hotel's strong British roots.

Original ceiling detailing such as roses, coffering, cornicing and fresco painting has been restored

Original ceiling detailing such as roses, coffering, cornicing and fresco painting has been restored

Thanks to Cabinet Alberto Pinto, the 93 rooms and suites have been given a completely new look, with particular focus being put on restoration of the ceilings throughout the building. The renovation honours the building's architectural heritage as one of London's most revered Regency landmarks and now houses a new restaurant, Céleste, hailing a new culinary era for the hotel. Over 300 people were involved in the transformation, and the craftsmen were all specialists in their fields including embroiderers, crystal specialists, cabinetmakers, bronzers, lacquerers, gilders, mirror specialists, and makers of decorative trimmings.

 A live pianist plays each night from 6-9pm in the Library, creating an intimate, club-like atmosphere

A live pianist plays each night from 6-9p.m. in The Library, creating an intimate, club-like atmosphere

Private dining areas each posses their own atmosphere, while The Garden Room and The Library offer places to interact with other guests and visitors. Cabinet Alberto Pinto imagined guest rooms being grouped into five design schemes, reflecting the Regency period, with each group consisting of three rich jewel colour ways to create warmth, harmony and comfort. With its enviable location at the heart of London, in prestigious Knightsbridge, and panoramic views of Hyde Park, The Lanesborough will continue to be considered one of the world's most luxurious hotels.

 

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