Buy a Piece Of Lanesborough History at The Hotel's Auction in December
We’ve known that The Lanesborough London would be closing later this year to complete a top-to-bottom renovation, but now we finally have a tiny bit more information on what will happen when doors shut on December 20.
They will remain so until the fourth quarter next year – it wouldn’t surprise us if that means a planned return right before Christmas – and the designer responsible for the overhaul is the late Alberto Pinto, his final project before his passing last year. The hotel will keep its Regency style, but will bring in the requisite hotel technology updates to take it into the 21st century. No renderings or other visuals are available unfortunately to show you what that will look like.
Every last piece of the public spaces and 93 rooms and suites is going to go, and you can take something home from the hotel’s auction, taking place between December 9 and 13. There is a dedicated website, complete with virtual tours. Viewings are by appointment the weekend before, December 7 and 8, between 10am and 4pm.
Reservations and Concierge services will continue to be available to its “loyal guests”, which will have to be redirected to other hotels for the better part of a year (at least). Those wanting to stay in the Starwood family will find the closest option about a five-minute walk west at The Park Tower in Knighstbridge, part of the group’s Luxury Collection.