Hotel Overview:The Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, is situated on the exclusive Park Lane in the upmarket area of Mayfair. This is an enviable location being just opposite the very popular 360 acre Hyde Park with its boating, horse riding and large open areas. Hyde Park is also famous as home to Speakers Corner where on Sundays the public can take the opportunity to speak publicly on a soapbox on any subject (within reason of course). Park Lane is a central artery in the London transport structure and home to a string of 5 star hotels. It marks the western edge of Mayfair. The hotel is also walking distance of some of London's best shopping areas such as Marble Arch, Oxford street, Piccadilly, Knightsbridge, Regent Street and Bond Street as well a host of attractions and landmarks. Some of the nearest attractions include Wallace Collection (0.5 miles), Buckingham Palace (0.8 miles), Madame Tussauds (0.9 miles), Serpentine Gallery (0.9 miles), Trocadero centre (0.9 miles), Albert Memorial (1 mile), Nelsons Column (1.1 miles), National gallery (1.1 miles) and the Houses of Parliament (1.4 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel combines traditional British style and a minimalist chic with modern facilities and a general sense of elegance. Much of the hotels original period features are still in evidence today. Suitable for both the London tourist and the business traveller with amenities geared to both types of guest. The Grosvenor House hotel lobby has many original works of art and antiques.
Bedrooms are modern but with a traditional style and all have a spacious art deco marble bathroom with hairdryer and, slippers and bathrobes. Room facilities include both fixed and wired High Speed Internet Access (fee is applicable), Iron and ironing board, desk, Hairdryer, minibar, Alarm clock, Electrical adapters, Individual climate control, laptop sized Safe, work desk, LCD TV with pay-per-view movies, voice mail and two-line phone direct dial.
Deluxe bedrooms are 215 sq ft to 301 sq ft., Superior 247 sq ft to 323 sq ft., Executive rooms 247 sq ft to 420 sq ft.
Dedicated executive level with an executive club lounge where WiFi, complimentary continental breakfast, canapé and soft drinks are available. Higher grade rooms also come with access to the executive lounge.
Room service is 24 hours. Evening turndown service and newspapers delivered to room.
Dining Options:JW Steakhouse: Authentic steakhouse experience serving tender hand-cut selections of dry-aged American USDA prime beef, crisp salads and fresh seafood. Finnish off with a delicious dessert and accompany your meal with one of the restaurants fine wines. Incorporates The Bourbon Bar at JW Steakhouse serving classic cocktails and a boutique menu of small batch bourbons.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Park Room: Typically English lounge (Stately home style) serves light cuisine in a Brasserie style and also serves traditional afternoon tea. There's also a grand piano in the Park Room. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Corrigan's Mayfair: Here guests can experience relaxed, stylish dining in luxurious surroundings. The restaurant serves British and Irish dishes focussing on game, wild fish and seafood.
Open for lunch and dinner.
The Red Bar: As the name suggests this bar has a striking red decor. Styled as a gentleman's club, and open for Lunch and dinner. Enjoy Cigars, fine Cognacs, Champagnes and Cocktails.
The Library: Intimate setting In the style of a traditional library found in a typical English stately home with walnut wall panelling. Serves an international menu along with morning pastries and afternoon tea. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Park Lane Market: Coffee House. Enjoy a morning pick-me-up at our hotel's coffee house with a variety of drinks to suit your taste.
Open for breakfast and lunch
The Grosvenor House Hotel has the largest ballroom in Europe, The Great Room, with a 2000 guest capacity (1,900 sq mtrs) as well as 31 meeting rooms and a dedicated business centre.
The business facilities available include computer hire, Printers, Copy and fax service, Messenger/courier services, secretarial and translation services.
Features an onsite Fitness room where you will find both cardio machines and free weights. Personal trainers can be requested. Complimentary fruit and water. There is also the separate SANRIZZ salon which offers spa treatments and hair styling.
Wireless internet access in public areas.
No smoking throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 84% by past guests. The London average is 59% and the average for 5 star hotels is 81%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Marriott Hotels across the chain average 83% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Marriott hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 205th from 751 London hotels, 8th of 19 Marriott Hotels, and 72nd of 103 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 5 star Hilton Hotel London Park Lane, where rates start from around £241 and which has an 81% guest satisfaction rating. The Hilton Hotel London Park Lane also offers: a gym, a spa.
Parking:Available on site and costs £42 per day.
Internet:Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and costs £20 per 24 hours.
Bedroom Numbers: 494 (72 suites)/ 8 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (Express check-out option)
November 2010: Grosvenor House hotel agreed sale to Sahara India Pariwar, a media conglomerate run by Indian billionaire industrialist Subrata Roy, for around £470 million pounds from RBS after being on the market since January 2010. The deal was completed at the end of December 2010.
September 2008: the hotel became a JW Marriott branded hotel which involved a £120 million pound refurbishment.
December 2003: Changed from Le Meridien management to a Marriott managed hotel.
2001: Sold by Le Meridien Hotel to RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland). The hotel was one of 12 Le Meriden hotels sold in a package to RBS for £1.2 billion pounds. Placed up for sale in January 2010.
The Grosvenor House was opened in 1928 (to serve the first transatlantic cruise passengers) on the same site as the original Grosvenor House (demolished in 1927) which was renowned for its 18th century splendour. The old Grosvenor house was built in 1730 and bought by the Grosvenor family in 1806. Until that time it had been the residence for different members of the aristocracy and for for much of the time it was also a Royal residence. Its original address was 33 Upper Grosvenor Street although it did share the frontage along Park Lane and it was notable as being a detached property at that time. In 1916 it was handed over to the government to take control of by the Duke of Westminster.
In 1993 the hotel laid claim to London's first one million pound hotel bill paid by the Qatrai Royal family.
In May 2010 the JW Steakhouse restaurant replaced the former Bord'eaux restaurant.
World Travel Awards:
England's Leading Conference Hotel 2007/2008/2009
England's Leading Hotel 2008
Award for excellence 2008 thru 2013
2009 Gold for Large Hotel of the Year
World Travel Awards:
Europes Leading Conference Hotel 2010
Comment: Refurbished 2010/2012