One of the capital’s most iconic hotels, Royal Lancaster London, which has welcomed Mohammed Ali, Princess Diana and The Beatles, reopens on Wednesday 8 November 2017 following an £80 million renovation
The hotel, which also appeared in The Italian Job with Michael Caine and hosted the after-party for The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine film premiere, has been completely transformed with an entire new frontage with an opulent new entrance.
A dramatic 8-metre high glazed façade reveals a double-height reception space and a sweeping staircase made of 300 square meters of white Carrara marble in the lobby. The Hyde Lobby Bar, named for Hyde Park, which the prestigious hotel overlooks, is also set within acres of white marble.
The rest of the towering 18-storey hotel boats 411 completely refurbished guestrooms and suites, each of which has views across London. Room categories start with the Classic Double Room at £219 per night, and all rooms have international plug sockets, bath robes, slippers, The White Company toiletries, waterfall showers and TVs showing over 138 international channels.
The first stage of the refurbishment commenced in 2015 with the redesign of Nipa Thai, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, and while the majority of the hotel is now complete, the refurbishment will be finalised in May 2018.
The mid-century icon, which opened in 1967, will reinstate its original name, the Royal Lancaster London. The concept and design was created by London-based Studio Proof.
Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace W2 2TY; royallancaster.com