The entire frontage of the hotel has been remodelled and the exterior architecture now features a dramatic 8-metre high glazed façade revealing an impressive double-height reception space.
The prestigious Thai-owned hotel overlooking Hyde Park originally opened in 1967 as the Royal Lancaster, but changed its name to the Lancaster London in 2009 to reflect is location in the centre of the city. Now, the hotel has returned to its original name to mark its 50th anniversary.
The concept and design was created by London-based Studio Proof. The first stage of the refurbishment commenced in 2015 with the redesign of Nipa Thai, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Now, with the majority of the hotel’s redesign complete estimated at $104 million , the hotel’s grand re-opening can take place.
New innovations include a marble-clad Hyde lobby Bar, which will serve Champagne, cocktails, coffee and light meals throughout the day.
The refurbishment will be finalised in May 2018, following a soft re-design of The Lounge Bar and The Park Room on the first floor.
General Manager Sally Beck said: “The hotel has had a rich and celebrated past, having opened as one of the most chic hotels in London in 1967.”
“Our Thai owner, Khun Jatuporn Sihanatkathakul has been directly involved in the new design which exudes mid-century glamour and understated elegance synonymous with London.We are looking forward to the next 50 years.”
Royal Lancaster London is one of the largest banqueting venues in Europe with a capacity of 3,000 guests across its 16 refurbished meetings and events spaces.
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