Grosvenor House Hotel

From ArticleWorld

Situated on the prestigious Park Lane in London’s exclusive Mayfair, the sumptuously appointed Grosvenor House Hotel overlooks the majestic expanse of Hyde Park. Strategically located, it is within easy reach of the shopper’s heaven comprising Bond Street, Oxford Street and Knightsbridge. The departmental store Harrods and Harvey Nichols are a mere stone’s throw away as are some of the most famous sights of London - such as the Buckingham Palace and the West end theatres - as well as the most significant business addresses. Thus, almost by default, the Grosvenor has become the haunt of vacationers and business men alike.


The hotel was built in 1920 at the site which was formerly the seat of the Dukes of Westminster, whose family name of Grosvenor the hotel has taken as its own. Over the years there has grown a tradition of holding glamorous events such as charity dances and award nights in the Great Room, the hotel’s famousball-room known to be the largest in Europe. One of the most attractive annual events held in the Great Room is the Grosvenor House Art and Antiques. Fair. Held over a week every summer it attracts scores of dealers, modern and ancient treasures and art lovers.

Some time back the hotel was taken over by the Marriot group of hotels which has invested millions of pounds in its refurbishment and renovation. It is expected that the restored Grosvenor House Hotel will be fully ready by early 2007.