The Lanesborough opens bookings to guests after huge refurb

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The Lanesborough, one of London’s most exclusive hotels has reopened its bookings to the public today, after an extensive refurbishment of the property.

The five-star hotel, located in Knightsbridge, has been closed to the public for the past 18 months while it underwent a detailed renovation programme, in a bid to re-establish The Lanesborough as one of the most luxurious hotels in the capital.

While the hotel had a soft launch on July 1, bookings are now officially open to the public with 93 rooms and suites available to hire.

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Rooms start at £715 a night, while The Lanesborough’s most extravagant suite, the seven-bedroom Royal Suite costs £26,000 a night.

The hotel, which is now owned and managed by Oetker Collection, closed in December 2013 before all its public areas and bedrooms were given a complete makeover in-keeping with its signature Regency style.

For dining, the hotel’s new restaurant, Céleste, will be headed up by Florian Favario as executive chef. Céleste replaces Apsleys and will serve French-inspired cuisine.

The Lanesborough is Oetker Collection’s first UK property, joining five-star hotels such as Le Bristol in Paris, Palais Namaskar in Marrekech and Fregate Island Private in Seychelles.

Frank Marrenbach, CEO of Oetker Collection, said: “With its strategic location in the heart of London, The Lanesborough, with managing director Geoffrey Gelardi at its helm is a prestigious addition to our portfolio, a major step for our development, and a natural complement to Le Bristol Paris, its sister hotel.”

 

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