Following a stunning multi-million renovation, Sheraton Grand Park Lane, the 90 year old Art Deco hotel in the heart of Mayfair has been re-positioned at this premier tier of hotels as it represents the Sheraton brand’s new elevated and customized approach to design. The designation of the Sheraton Grand status heralds in a new era for the renovated hotel, becoming one of London’s emblematic historic hotels once again, further reinforcing Sheraton as a trusted voice in global travel.
Having originally opened in 1927 at the height of the “Roaring Twenties,” the 303-room Sheraton Grand London Park Lane has undergone a complete transformation of its guest rooms and public spaces, combining the modern touches of a luxury hotel with careful restoration to retain the original elegance and Art Deco glamour of this historic property.
I was not only impressed by the renovation but also by the high standard of customer service, some staff having been with the hotel for decades. One such example are two of the Concierges that provide an impeccable service. The entire team strive for a personalized experience, being attentive and equally warm.
The renovation features the addition of 43 Sheraton Club rooms and suites, which offer exclusive access to the Sheraton® Club Lounge, a private space where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks during the day. For business travellers, the Club Rooms and suites also include complimentary use of a private meeting room within the Sheraton® Club Lounge, which can seat up to eight people.
In addition to the Club rooms, the hotel’s 21 suites have been reconfigured to maximize space, with select rooms offering the option to connect adjoining suites, allowing for larger family travel.
The hotel’s Grand Suite is a true statement in luxury, comparing with comprised of an entrance lobby, master bedroom and bathroom, and living and dining areas, as well as a cozy working area. Rooms are interconnected with double-width, sliding pocket doors, enabling the entire suite to be opened into a single space. The original green marble tiles of the over-sized bathroom have been maintained. Molton Brown amenities complement the luxury offering of the suite. Beds are dream-like!
From its heyday as the hangout of choice for socialites, celebrities and the aristocracy, the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane has a history of bringing people together in the heart of Mayfair. In the hotel’s famous Palm Court Lounge, sleek furniture and a magnificent stained glass ceiling provide the backdrop to a vibrant atmosphere and lively social scene. The Palm Court serves an exquisite Afternoon Tea in a sophisticated and elegant setting.
In keeping with the tradition of the grand hotel lounges of the 1920s and 30s, breakfast, Afternoon Tea, dinner and cocktails are served. The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane also boasts a new Italian restaurant, Mercante, for hotel guests and visitors alike, as well as the Smith & Whistle bar an ideal venue for an after-dinner drink or a hang-out with friends. Make sure you do not miss the pasta dishes and the freshly cut prosciutto.
For an enhanced experience, do opt for a room or suite facing Hyde Park – the views of the greenery being a real treat. The hotel is also within walking distance from all the attractions of Mayfair and steps from Hyde Park
Watch here a video preview of the Grand Suite.
Oliver Petcu in London
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