The official opening of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel located at Kings Cross street in London will be held on May 5th, 2011. The hotel will open its doors after major renovation provided by Manhattan Loft Corporation in conjunction with London & Continental Railways. Renovation costs estimate £150 million.
The original building was also a hotel. Midland Grand Hotel was designed and built by the famous British architect sir George Hilbert Scott. This hotel in London opened its doors on the 5th of May 1873 and quickly gained popularity. Nowadays the historical building has been precisely restored and will be opened exactly 138 years later. The owners hope to make St Pancras Renaissance Hotel a cult place just like it has previously been.
Those hotel’s premises that are considered to be the most historically important ones have been restored in strict accordance with the original. This also concerns the famous ladder and huge 50 feet tall windows that can be seen in “Batman” movie.
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London will have 245 rooms. The hotel will be divided into 2 parts – the historical one named St Pancras Chambers that includes 38 suites decorated in Victorian style and the Barlow House wing, where rooms will be decorated with original artworks. The influence of Victorian epoch is also seen in the bar-restaurant Booking Office and a restaurant in the hotel’s hall. A banquette hall for 350 persons, a private club, hair salon and a luxury spa are also always at service of the hotel’s guests.
The opening of this London hotel will celebrate the end of St Pancras International Station's renovation. This station is also known as the starting point of Eurostar speed train that connects London with Paris and Brussels.