Following an extensive, multi-million-dollar renovation project, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has welcomed one of its London-based properties into the brand’s premier tier of hotels.
Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, due to officially relaunch this October, now joins 32 other Sheraton Grand properties around the world, and is thus beginning a new chapter in its 90-year history this October.
Sheraton Grand is one of many initiatives currently underway for Sheraton 2020, a comprehensive plan designed to solidify Sheraton as the leading global hotel brand of choice, everywhere.
Vice president, Sheraton, Westin and SSB brands – Europe, Africa and Middle East, Elena Mendez, remarked: “Following a stunning renovation on this Art Deco hotel in the heart of Mayfair, we are very proud to welcome the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane into this premier tier of hotels as it represents the Sheraton brand’s new elevated and customised approach to design.
“The designation of the Sheraton Grand status heralds in a new era for the renovated hotel, becoming one of London’s emblematic historic hotels once again, further reinforcing Sheraton as a trusted voice in global travel.”
Open since 1927, the 303-key Sheraton Grand London Park Lane has completely refreshed its guest rooms and public spaces. The renovation has brought forth a further 43 Sheraton Club rooms and suites, offering exclusive access to the Sheraton Club Lounge – a private area where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks, a taste of The Palm Court afternoon tea, a full bar and evening canapés.
For business travellers, the Club Rooms and suites also include complimentary use of a private meeting room within the Sheraton Club Lounge, which can seat up to eight people.
Moving on, the hotel’s 21 suites have also been reconfigured to maximise space, with select rooms offering the option to connect adjoining suites, allowing for larger family travel. The hotel’s Grand Suite comprises of an entrance lobby, master bedroom and bathroom, and living and dining areas. Rooms are interconnected with double-width, sliding pocket doors, enabling the entire suite to be opened into a single space.
Meanwhile, guests to the hotel can make the most of the hotel’s Palm Court Lounge, which boasts sleek furniture and an impressive stained glass ceiling. In keeping with the tradition of the grand hotel lounges of the 1920s and 30s, breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner, as well as various delicious beverages, are served, as well as imaginative menu additions through Paired – the Sheraton brand’s F&B programme.
Other F&B options include a new Italian restaurant, Mercante, and the Smith & Whistle bar, which was introduced in 2015.