The Lanesborough celebrates official reopening in style


Last week, luxury London boutique The Lanesborough celebrated its official opening with a glamourous party hosted by CEO of the Oetker Collection, marking the completion of its move to the international group.

Hosted by Frank Marrenbach, CEO Oetker Collection, Didier Le Calvez, COO Oetker Collection and Geoffrey Gelardi, managing director of The Lanesborough, the evening was in celebration of the iconic hotel’s reopening following an extensive 18-month renovation project by late interior designer Alberto Pinto. ?

The Grade II* listed building located by Hyde Park Corner, has been totally transformed and the renovation honours the building’s architectural heritage as one of London’s most revered Regency landmarks.

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In attendance on the night were top figures such as Laura Bailey, Alice Temperley and Linda Pinto, who all enjoyed culinary creations by chef patron Eric Frechon and executive chef Florian Favario, who oversee the hotel’s restaurant Céleste.?

Frank Marrenbach, CEO Oetker Collection said at the event, ‘Today we unveiled a plaque in memory of the late Alberto Pinto, who was responsible for the beautiful renovation of this hotel. One of the words on this plaque is ‘legacy’ – there are not many artists who can claim to leave a legacy and Alberto Pinto is one of them. I sincerely thank the whole team here for what they have done – we cherish this work and keep it in our hearts."?

Geoffrey Gelardi, managing director of The Lanesborough commented: "I am delighted that our official reopening party was a roaring success clearly evident by the fantastic feedback. The spectacular event showcased the new interiors, culinary offering and impeccable service and was a fitting celebration to mark the hotels return as London’s finest residence."