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The Biltmore, Mayfair is a 5-star luxury hotel located at 44 Grosvenor Square in the Mayfair area of London, England. The hotel was formerly known as the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair.[2] It is currently closed for renovations and will reopen in September 2019.[3]

The Biltmore, Mayfair
Millennium Hotel, Mayfair.jpg
General information
Location44 Grosvenor Square
Mayfair, London, England
Coordinates51°30′38″N 0°9′3″W / 51.51056°N 0.15083°W / 51.51056; -0.15083Coordinates: 51°30′38″N 0°9′3″W / 51.51056°N 0.15083°W / 51.51056; -0.15083
Opened1969
ManagementLXR Hotels & Resorts
Design and construction
ArchitectRichard Seifert
Other information
Number of rooms308[1]
Website
Official website

HistoryEdit

The building was designed by architect Richard Seifert and constructed as the Britannia Hotel by Grand Metropolitan Hotels from 1967 to 1969.[4] It has a classical red-brick facade facing Grosvenor Square, and a modern concrete, brick and glass facade facing the main entrance, on Adam's Row. The hotel was renamed the Britannia Inter-Continental London in 1981, after Grand Metropolitan acquired Inter-Continental Hotels.

The hotel was bought by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels on 7 October 1996 and renamed the Millennium Britannia Hotel.[5] It was renovated in 2000 and then renamed the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair.[6] The hotel's Pine Bar was the site of the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006.[7]

The hotel was renovated again beginning in November 2017, at a cost of £50m. It closed in July 2018 and will reopen in 2019 as The Biltmore, Mayfair, operated by the LXR Hotels & Resorts luxury division of Hilton Hotels.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://uk.webfg.com/news/news-and-announcements/millennium-copthorne-to-rebrand-mayfair-hotel-as-the-biltmore--3677120.html
  2. ^ "Millennium Hotel London Mayfair". VisitLondon.com. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  3. ^ The Biltmore, Mayfair
  4. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vol40/pt2/pp166-170#fnn38
  5. ^ https://www.wander.am/travel/london-6/hotels/millenium-mayfair-200700
  6. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=xa0D0PqiwfEC&pg=PA552&lpg=PA552&dq=%22britannia+hotel%22+%22grosvenor+square%22+seifert&source=bl&ots=_sGnlO6QXf&sig=d-pZ2664Vez4HtSWtVSohuUXIAs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIgJOypZ3ZAhUQ4GMKHY5GAcIQ6AEIRTAF#v=onepage&q=%22britannia%20hotel%22%20%22grosvenor%20square%22%20seifert&f=false
  7. ^ "Detectives focus on hotel as site of Litvinenko poisoning". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. 9 December 2006. Retrieved 19 December 2006.
  8. ^ https://uk.webfg.com/news/news-and-announcements/millennium-copthorne-to-rebrand-mayfair-hotel-as-the-biltmore--3677120.html

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