Metropole Brighton England

Metropole Brighton

History: Officially the hotel opened on 26 July 1890, with more than 700 rooms and seating 500 diners simultaneously. It was the largest and most prestigious hotel in  town – as well as the nation’s largest hotel outside London. A s...

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London Hilton on Park Lane England

London Hilton on Park Lane

Overlooking Hyde Park, the London Hilton on Park Lane stands tall but never still. In 1963, when it opened its doors, it was a novelty, a scandal, a sensation ... and a temptation. This Hilton hotel revolutionized British inn keeping. A suite on the ...

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Jumeirah Carlton Tower England

Jumeirah Carlton Tower

The Carlton Tower is our youngest member hotel and we will have to wait how it performs in the league of the most famous hotels in the world. As a new Select Member it has six months to submit its completed history and a detailed timeline. In shor...

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The Randolph England

The Randolph

"The Randolph" – appearing in every second of the UKs blockbuster TV series "Inspector Morse" as if there is no second hotel in the city – it is an Oxford landmark. It has reopened in May 2016 after being damaged by fire in 2015. When ...

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The Grand Brighton England

The Grand Brighton

Brighton took off in the mid 19th century, following the arrival of the new steam railway. The Grand opened in 1864, providing luxury accommodation for the massive increase in visitors to the town. All 201 rooms were taken for the first night. Guests...

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Adelphi England

Adelphi

According to one of our readers, it was here that Mr Rolls met Mr Royce. Today's ('Britannia') 'Midland' Adelphi Hotel was opened in 1914, the year the Great War started. ?Beautifully located in the heart of Liverpool in the North West of England ...

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Andaz, (Great Eastern Hotel) England

Andaz, (Great Eastern Hotel)

The Great Eastern Hotel next to Liverpool Street Station opened in May 1884. Originally built by the Great Eastern Railway Company, the hotel underwent a £70 million restoration and reopened in 2000 under Hyatt's new brandname Andaz. Locate...

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Grand Hotel Eastbourne England

Grand Hotel Eastbourne

The Grand Hotel, built in 1875, has welcomed many of the great and the good over the years including Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin and Elgar. It is one of the UK’s most magnificent Victorian hotels. Situated on the seafront at Eastbour...

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Cadogan England

Cadogan

Currently closed for a long overdue general restoration, this historic property, dating from 1887, opens in 2017 fully renovated and reconceptualised. Its 54 rooms and suites and gourmet restaurant will reflect the hotel’s rich heritage, creat...

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Waldorf London England

Waldorf London

The Waldorf Hilton enjoys one of London's most enviable locations as it bridges the West End and the Square Mile, providing an excellent base for accessing the main financial district in the day and the popular cultural hub of Covent Garden and Thea...

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Hyde Park England

Hyde Park

Built in 1889 as an exclusive gentlemen's club, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park remains one of the most refined addresses in London hospitality.

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Dorchester England

Dorchester

Some 1000 years ago, William the Conquerer owned the premises. The Dorchester (London) prepares for jubilee in 2011, when it turns 80. The Dorchester is one of the premier addresses on Park Lane, the golden avenue of London.Its history is amazing - ...

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