Press Release Date: 05 Jul, 2010

The Grosvenor, the Victoria-located hotel selected to become the newest addition to the Guoman collection, is now well underway on its path to a brand new era - with the commencement of the hotel’s complete transformation.

The 357-bedroomed hotel has been selected to receive significant investment of over £18million from Guoman Hotels, the inspirational deluxe group currently consisting of four other London landmark hotels. 

The considerable project, scheduled to be fully complete ahead of 2012, will sensitively restore the hotel’s intricate, English Heritage listed features as part of its stylish design overhaul – whilst remaining sensitive to the property’s heritage as a Victorian railway hotel.

The entire property will be transformed to a design concept of luxury travel indulgence; including a complete restyle of all bedrooms, public areas, restaurants and bars – re-identifying The Grosvenor as inspirational, contemporary and elegantly-stylish.

The exciting arrival of The Grosvenor’s high-end, authentic Cantonese restaurant in the late autumn of this year, The Grand Imperial, is set to become a sought-after destination eatery and a major part of the hotel’s future realignment as a globally-recognised hotel. 

Heiko Figge, managing director, Guoman & Thistle Hotels, commented: “The Grosvenor is set to become a considerable component of the Guoman collection following the property’s complete redevelopment programme. 

The ambitious development strategy our investment is allowing us to implement will truly mark the property’s future as a world-recognised London hotel, delivered with 100% consideration for what our guests actually require and appreciate; whether that’s on business or pleasure.  The transformation of the hotel into its new era as a heritage Victorian hotel has begun and the group remains completely committed, and excited, to re-launch The Grosvenor in new found glory.”  

Additional features to the hotel will include the ambitious development of a self-contained executive accommodation tower with striking views over the city and the introduction of a Guoman Club Lounge, offering an exclusive executive area for business guests to unwind, work or network.  

The Grosvenor Brasserie and bar, to the right of the lobby area, will be developed as a relaxed dining environment and the many patrons of the current Victorian lounge will be delighted to see it significantly enhanced, yet retain its traditional style and reputation for high service standards and a nostalgic, elegant Afternoon Tea menu.