In the beautiful suites of London’s Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, timeless elegance has been given a fresh twist.
One of the most celebrated grandes dames among London’s great hotels, Grosvenor House has been a hub of the city’s social life ever since it opened in 1929, as well as an elegant refuge for international travellers. Distinctively British in both its style and atmosphere, it sits in splendour on Park Lane, overlooking the vast green expanse of Hyde Park. But this most distinguished of hotels has never rested on its historic laurels; over the decades it has been updated and adapted to remain in step with society’s changing tastes. Marriott understands that while a grand hotel will inevitably need rejuvenating and refreshing over the years, it should maintain its unique style.
The hotel’s newly reopened suites and all-new Executive Lounge are a fine example of this approach. Exuding the quintessentially British elegance and charm that Grosvenor House is so renowned for, they have a sense of freshness, calm and light that perfectly captures contemporary notions of luxury. The decor is based on a palette of creamy neutrals with splashes of colour that echo the changing seasons in Hyde Park, bringing a touch of nature indoors: warm golds for autumn, silvery tones for winter, daffodil yellow for spring and myriad shades of green for summer. It’s clear that tremendous thought has gone into every element of the hotel, from custom-made furnishings to the art on the walls – and yet nothing is overdone. This attention to detail is what makes guests feel cared for and want to come back time and time again.