Grosvenor House HotelEdit profile
Grosvenor House is a large and luxurious hotel. The iconic Mayfair, London 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 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 in Mayfair 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 2008. This included a full refurbishment of all restaurants, guest rooms, health facilities, and public areas. The Great Room, Ballroom, Court Suite, restaurants, bars, meeting spaces and 494 guest rooms can accommodate a total of over 6000 people. The Grosvenor House Hotel is managed by Marriott International. Richard Corrigan rents restaurant space within the hotel where he runs 'Corrigan's Mayfair'.