Posted by Ray @ Superbreak
Spring 2011 is going to be a very exciting time for London. Tickets to The 2012 Olympics go on sale and The new Renaissance St Pancras opens its doors to its first guests.
Yesterday I took a sneak preview at what lies behind that wonderful gothic facade that faces Euston Road. Its breathtaking!
The new owners “The Manhatten Loft Company” have worked with English Heritage to restore the building to its former glory – its going to make one hell of a hotel!
There is almost too much romance in the story to get it down in words. The original hotel was built back in the 1800’s and was magnificent in its day. However, with the advent of personal bathing and private facilities it became dated, passing its guests to hotels such as The Savoy and The Russell.
Sadly British Rail failed to realise the potential of what they owned and the building was unsympathetically modernised in parts and eventually closed.
When it reopens as a hotel London is going to be enriched. Under the management of Marriott Hotels it will carry the “lifestyle” Renaissance brand.
I happen to know the General Manger “Kevin Kelly” and the Sales Director “Ed White” and know them to be at the absolute top of their game.
This hotel is in very safe hands.
I cant wait for it to open, I cant wait to promote it to our London clients and I cant wait for London to benefit from the amazing PR that will result from this jewel in our city’s heritage being restored for all to enjoy.