Red Carnation Collection completes multi-million pound hotel-wide renovation at Palace hotel


Following a multi-million pound renovation project, Rubens at The Palace hotel is now gearing up to unveil its new look.

The luxury boutique, which is part of the Red Carnation Collection and overlooks the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, is now home to two new restaurant concepts, a new bar, afternoon tea service, plus new-look rooms and suites.

Each of The Rubens’ 163 rooms, suites and serviced apartments have been restored, with over 80 new marble bathrooms installed, alongside 163 chandeliers.

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The new The English Grill is one of the property’s new food and beverage outlets, with a new menu curated by executive chef Ben Kelliher offering modern twists on classic English dishes.

The newly-opened Curry Room features famed Indian dishes from The Oyster Box in Durban, South Africa, which is also part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

The red New York Bar now has a new menu, created by the hotel’s team of mixologists, while the Palace Lounge serves the hotel’s signature Royal afternoon tea.

In May, the final element to the refurbishment, a new incarnation of the Leopard Bar, will open to guests and visitors.

This refurbishment is the most extensive since The Rubens became part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection in 1997.

Malcolm Hendry, general manager of The Rubens at the Palace, said: “We look forward to warmly welcoming guests and visitors through our newly-polished doors to celebrate British heritage with us. Our caring and passionate team have lovingly refurbished The Rubens from top to bottom, embracing our royal connections, and celebrating great British tradition across our restaurants and bars, and our rooms and suites. Now, as we prepare for the launch of our latest venue, our beautiful new Leopard Bar, the final piece in the refurbishment of the “new-look Rubens” will be complete, and I couldn’t be prouder of this incredible hotel.”

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