The Lanesborough London has joined the Oetker Collection before it re-launches to the public in spring 2015.
It will be the Oetker Collection’s first managed hotel in the UK market.
The Lanesborough will re-open next spring after being closed since the end of 2013 for a complete renovation. It has 93 bedrooms and suites as well as a spa and various dining options.
Frank Marrenbach, CEO Oetker Collection, said: “The Lanesborough is clearly a landmark within the European hospitality landscape with an exceptional heritage and a strong and unique identity, and it will fit perfectly in our Collection of Masterpiece Hotels. The partnership between Oetker Collection and The Lanesborough provides a great potential for us to bring our signature service to guests who have a passion for living. I am very pleased that The Lanesborough will continue to be run day-to-day by long serving managing director Geoffrey Gelardi, a seasoned hotelier who took up his role in 1990. We are proud to have him on board.”
Geoffrey Gelardi, managing director, The Lanesborough declared: “We are delighted to join the Oetker Collection which embodies the finest of traditional European hospitality. We think our guests will love the new design and style of service when The Lanesborough re-opens in spring, maintaining its continued success since 1991. After 18 months of complete renovation, our aim is to resume our premier position in the London market.”
Oetker Collection owns and manages eight hotels worldwide, in addition to The Lanesborough – Le Bristol Paris, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Eden Rock – St. Barths, Fregate Island Private, Palais Namaskar, and L’Apogée Courchevel.