The Belgraves: Less Than a Week From Opening
With just six days to go till Thompson crosses the pond and Belgraves opens (finally), we popped round this morning to see how things looked. Would they be on track?
Well, from the face of it, yes. The entrance, lobby and restaurant looked finished, down to artwork on the walls and tables laid for dinner. The hotel sign was affixed to the wall. The imposing doorway was in place. It all looked pretty much ready to go on the ground floor.
Then we looked up and saw what looked like unfinished rooms through the windows – some appeared to have curtains, some not. Will they open with all their rooms on Wednesday? We hope so, but it wouldn’t be a dealbreaker if they didn’t.
We asked staff milling around and were told that the place was on schedule to open on Wednesday. Can’t wait till we’re allowed through the doors! Rates, meanwhile, have risen a couple of quid to £209 for the first night, but now include a free upgrade and two cocktails.
Ps: Shame they haven’t done anything about the exterior. Fugly Soviet-style architecture doesn’t make us think sexy hotel at first glance.