The Lanesborough London is open again. After 18-month makeover this landmark reclaims its position as one of the most expensive hotels in the UK capital. Rooms at the five-star hotel, in Knightsbridge, start from £715 a night, while its most extravagant suite – the seven-bedroom Royal Suite – costs a staggering £26,000 a night. Located just moments from Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, in a Regency London landmark akin to The National Gallery, the Grade II* listed building was taken back to its shell and has been meticulously transformed by Alberto Pinto, the world renowned interior design studio. The renovation honors the building’s architectural heritage as one of London’s most revered Regency landmarks.
Oetker Collection now manage The Lanesborough upon its reopening, bringing their expertise to the United Kingdom for the first time. The hotel comprises 93 rooms and suites including The Royal Suite, which extends to seven bedrooms.
Over 300 people were involved in the day-to-day transformation of the hotel’s rooms, allowing for exceptional time and care to be taken into each detail. Everything is handcrafted to perfection, with over 2,000 hours of stenciling in the public areas of the hotel as well as 5,500 original stencils showcased throughout guest rooms and within The Library Bar.
Dining at The Lanesborough is one of the greatest pleasures London has to offer. Chef Patron at The Lanesborough, Eric Frechon – Paris’ most esteemed three Michelin-starred chef – has brought his protégé, Florian Favario to London to lead the hotel into a new culinary era. As executive chef, Florian brings five years’ experience as Eric’s chef at Le Bristol in Paris, and international influences inspired by his travels to add to his generous, rigorous gourmet cuisine. At Céleste, he brings creativity to the table using the finest British ingredients. The restaurant includes one semi private dining room seating up to 12, which can be closed or open to the main room, and two wine-tasting rooms offering an impressive array of wines, many available by the glass.
To add to the extensive services offered to all guests, 23 private butlers are on call day and night to care for the individual needs of every guest, while a fleet of 14 luxury cars including a Rolls-Royce Phantom can chauffeur residents around London in impeccable style. Each one of The Lanesborough’s seven new private dining rooms possesses a character and atmosphere of its own – from the intimate feel of The Wine Cellar to the palatial setting of The Belgravia.
With a sizable collection of Cuban and pre-Castro cigars as well as rare Cognacs dating back to 1770, The Garden Room is the ideal setting for a night of relaxed sophistication. With a celebrated walk-in humidor and knowledgeable team, this garden terrace is a favorite amongst cigar connoisseurs. For cocktails, The Library Bar offers a touch of grandeur in a warm and welcoming setting. A live pianist plays each night from 6-9pm creating an intimate, club-like atmosphere.