LONDON—Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., has unveiled the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane after a transformation of its 303 guestrooms and public spaces, including the Palm Court Lounge and Grade II-listed Art Deco Ballroom and Silver Gallery.
Led by interior designers MKV Design, in partnership with the Sheraton brand’s global design team, the renovation project draws on the property’s heritage and enviable location directly opposite Green Park, while adding modern design touches throughout.
Following the robust renovation, the hotel has been designated as a Sheraton Grand, the brand’s premier tier of hotels. The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is the first property in London to join this select portfolio of 35 Sheraton hotels worldwide.
“A major global hub for travel, London is a crucial market for Sheraton, Marriott International’s most global brand, to have a premium flagship property in,” said Brian McGuinness, SVP and global brand leader for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. “The Sheraton Grand Park Lane London and its extravagant renovation will certainly create a halo effect for the brand and serve as a great example of our transformation efforts.”
New to the hotel, 43 Sheraton Club Rooms and suites offer exclusive access to the Sheraton Club Lounge, a private space where complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks are available during the day; a taster of 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 make best use of the internal space and take full advantage of views over Green Park, according to the brand. The hotel’s Grand Suite is comprised of an entrance lobby, master bedroom and bathroom, as well as living and dining areas. Rooms are interconnected with double-width, sliding pocket doors enabling the entire suite to be opened into a single space.
“The transformation of the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane marks a milestone for the Sheraton brand in the United Kingdom,” said Even Frydenberg, chief operations and franchise support officer, Europe, Marriott International. “Thanks to a successful collaboration with Sir Richard Sutton Limited, this newly renovated hotel is a shining representation of the brand’s Grand tier and a strategically important asset in our Sheraton portfolio.”
The Italian restaurant, Mercante, offers seasonal dining for hotel guests and visitors alike. As a more traditional offering, the 1920s-themed bar Smith & Whistle serves cocktails and craft beers alongside British-inspired sharing plates. Outdoor dining is also available in both Mercante and Smith & Whistle.
“As hoteliers, we are delighted to have partnered with Sheraton Hotels & Resorts in this two-year project to restore this Piccadilly icon,” said Christopher Lacey, managing director, Sir Richard Sutton Limited.