Five-star luxury hotel, The Athenaeum Hotel and Residences has joined Pride of Britain Hotels consortium.
The hotel in Mayfair, comprising 135 bedrooms, 11 suites and Galvin at The Athenaeum, the main restaurant, led by Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin, will effectively replace London member The Arch, which was sold by the Bejerano family in November 2018.
The Athenaeum has been designed by Martin Hulbert and after a two-year revamp unveiled new-look bedrooms and suites featuring Nespresso machines, LG smart TVs, Bose charging docks and TOTO toilets.
THE BAR at The Athenaeum is an intimate space with a prized whisky collection, extensive wine menu and a bespoke cocktail list created by award-winning barman Giovanni Castorina.
The View is also a residents’ lounge on the hotel’s 10th floor, as well as a private 24-gym gym and REN spa.
Peter Hancock, chief executive, Pride of Britain Hotels, says: “It gives us great pleasure to welcome The Athenaeum Hotel and Residences, one of London’s finest hotels, into the Pride of Britain family, alongside such iconic gems as The Goring, Calcot and Glenapp Castle.”
Joanne Taylor-Stagg, general manager of The Athenaeum, says: “We are thrilled to have been accepted into such a respected hotel collection as Pride of Britain Hotels.”
The Athenaeum joins the likes of The Goring, Gravetye Manor and Grove of Narberth, as part of Pride of Britain Hotels consortium, which has a self-imposed limit of 50 members.
The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa in Bath also joined the association earlier this year.
The Arch will relinquish its space after being acquired late last year by Japanese group Staywell Holdings.