Northern Ireland Travel News was among the 650 invited guests at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House to celebrate the anniversary and see the results of the Mayfair hotel’s newly-completed multi-million pound renovation.
Celebrities including actresses Alice Eve and Kara Tointon; TV personalities Caroline Flack, Georgia Toffolo and Laura Whitmore; singer Imelda May and Celebrity Big Brother winner, and former Coronation Street star, Ryan Thomas and his girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh all joined in the fun at the landmark Park Lane hotel, located close to Hyde Park.
Billed as an ‘Evening of Transformation’ guests were treated to savoury and sweet treats from the menus featured in the hotel’s four restaurants, along with bespoke cocktails and vintage champagnes.
Celebrity Irish chef, Richard Corrigan, treated fans to delicate oysters in the hotel’s Corrigan’s Mayfair restaurant, while the JW Steakhouse’s prime USDA cuts were washed down with wine and bourbon tasting options from the Bourbon Bar.
As well as looking back over the past 90 years, guests were encouraged to celebrate the hotel’s future following its extensive renovations, as it begins an exciting new chapter in its glittering history.
Visitors from around the world enjoy its Great Room and Art Deco Ballroom for celebratory occasions, from weddings to society gatherings, while 21 bright meeting spaces are designed to suit international travellers and business people.
Guests staying in the hotel, as well as those who pop-in during visits to London, can enjoy a very special culinary journey, from delicious afternoon tea in the Park Room to trying some of the 300 varieties of bourbons in the aptly named Bourbon Bar.
Since first opening in 1929 as the very first hotel on Park Lane, Grosvenor House has been graced by royalty, international dignitaries and celebrities, including The Beatles, who played a concert in the hotel’s Great Room in the 1960s.
By Andrea McVeigh