is a large and luxurious hotel
. The iconic Mayfair
hotel is owned by the Sahara Group
. The name has also been licensed to a property in Dubai
Grosvenor House in London's Mayfair district was built in the 1920s and opened in 1929 on the site of Grosvenor House
, the former London residence of the Dukes of Westminster
, whose family name is Grosvenor. The Sahara India Pariwar
purchased the hotel from Royal Bank of Scotland
for £470 million.
The hotel has a pedestrian entrance on Park Lane
but this is not the 'main / courtyard' entrance which is actually on Park Street. The official address of the hotel is 86-90 Park Lane. It is an outpost of London's largest cluster of luxury hotels, which is centred on Hyde Park Corner
. The Great Room (which is a separate room to the Ballroom) at the Grosvenor House is the venue of many prominent awards evenings, charity balls and the like and is often seen on British television. It is one of the largest ballrooms in Europe, with a maximum capacity of 2,000 seated (200 10-person tables) or 1,100 theatre style. Although now not used as such, the Great Room was originally built as an ice-rink and much of the machinery lies dormant under the current flooring.
It underwent a 4-year renovation and restoration costing £142 million, and reopened in... Read More