25 MARCH 2013
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April will see the reopening of the 1854 Great Northern Hotel, London’s first railway hotel, following a comprehensive £40m renovation programme.
Occupying a revitalised prime position between King’s Cross Station and St Pancras International, it is the busiest rail transport hub in Europe.
The privately-owned Grade II listed building has been thoughtfully restored by owner-operator Jeremy Robson of Robson Asset Management (RAM).
The Great Northern Hotel actually forms an integral part of King’s Cross station, with the signature dome of the new Western Concourse designed to fit the crescent shape of the hotel itself and is also just across the way from the main Eurostar entrance to St Pancras International.
Mr Robson said: "The restoration and re-opening of the Great Northern Hotel has been a dream of mine for many years. I saw the quality in the original architecture and realised what a careful renovation could contribute to the major regeneration being undertaken at King’s Cross. The hotel has an enchanting beauty and enjoys the most spectacular of locations in one of London’s most exciting neighbourhoods. I wanted to recreate something of real and lasting value; a London landmark that would serve visitors and Londoners alike".
The hotel has 91 rooms and elegant public areas. www.gnhlondon.com
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