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What’s Up with the Hotel Formerly Known as Sheraton Belgravia?

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  Site Where: 20 Chesham Place, London, United Kingdom
February 4, 2010 at 4:36 PM | by | ()

UPDATE: It's turning into a Thompson Hotel!

We were sent this photo this week of the what used to be the Sheraton Belgravia - or, as our tipster puts it, “a truly godawful building in the middle of beautiful Belgravia”.

Leaving aside, for a moment, the fact that we totally agree that the building is an excrescence on the area (we actually used to live near there, and shuddered a bit every time we walked past it), we’d like to know what’s going on.

According to our tipster:

It seems completely empty and starting to be torn down, it has also disappeared from the interwebs

True. It’s been wiped from the Sheraton’s website. Google its TripAdvisor page, and it’ll redirect you to a generic London page. It’s only when you go to the cached page that you get to see the reviews, which end in October 2009.

So we asked the folk at Starwood, and they told us:

This hotel left the Sheraton Hotels & Resorts portfolio in December and as of 1st January is currently closed, undergoing a renovation by the owner.

Intriguing. Fingers crossed that “renovation” means “bulldozing”. The poshos of Belgravia shouldn’t have to avert their gaze anymore.

Thanks to our anonymous tipster for letting us know!

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