LONDON—Sheraton Hotels & Resorts is set to open The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane here in October.
The hotel, formerly known as The Park Lane Hotel, will start a new chapter in its 90-year history, following a full renovation. As the first Sheraton Grand in London, the hotel joins a select portfolio of 27 properties.
The 303-room Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, which originally opened in 1927 at the height of the Roaring Twenties, is currently undergoing a transformation of its guestrooms and public spaces, including the Palm Court Lounge and the Grade II listed Art Deco Ballroom and Silver Gallery. The renovation combines modern touches with a restoration to retain the original stature of this historic property.
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, according to the company. Building on the hotel’s architectural heritage, the new interior is designed to provide a series of well-connected spaces.
Interior designer firm MKV Design used modern furnishings to reference the building’s heritage. According to the company, this is illustrated in the proportions and curved forms of the furniture, the polished cabinetry, decorative light fittings and carpet designs. The remaining original marble bathrooms have been preserved and brought up-to-date.
New to the hotel, 43 Sheraton Club Rooms will provide access to the Sheraton Club Lounge, a private space for complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks during the day, The Palm Court afternoon tea, a full bar and evening canapés. The Club Rooms also include complimentary use of a private meeting room within the Sheraton Club Lounge, which can seat up to eight people.
The hotel’s 21 suites have been reconfigured to take full advantage of views over Green Park, according to the company. The suites offer an entrance lobby, master bedroom and bathroom, living and dining areas, study and guest powder room. They are interconnected with double-width, sliding pocket doors enabling the entire suite to be opened into a single space.
As a phased renovation, the hotel has remained open throughout the project, with key elements already available, including a significant inventory of refurbished guestrooms, a new lobby/reception area and Smith & Whistle—a 1920s-themed bar serving cocktails and craft beers alongside British-inspired sharing plates.