London Hilton Hotel

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Coordinates: 51°30′20.16″N 0°9′1.07″W / 51.5056000°N 0.1502972°W / 51.5056000; -0.1502972

London Hilton on Park Lane
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General information
Location London, United Kingdom
Opening 1963
Management Hilton Hotels
Technical details
Floor count 28
Design and construction
Architect William B. Tabler
Other information
Number of rooms 453
Number of suites 56
Website
Official Site

The London Hilton on Park Lane is a hotel situated on Park Lane, overlooking Hyde Park in the exclusive Mayfair district of London. It is 101 metres (331 ft) tall, has 28 storeys and 453 rooms including 56 suites. It was completed in 1963 and was designed by William B. Tabler Architects. It is a concrete framed building, and it is regarded by some[who?] as an insensitive intrusion on the park.

On 24 August 1967, The Beatles met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Hilton and subsequently went to Uttar Pradesh with him in order to meditate.[1]

London Hilton on Park Lane

On 5 September 1975, the London Hilton was the target of an IRA bomb which killed two people and injured 63 others.[2]

Queen Elizabeth II, whose garden in Buckingham Palace is overlooked by the hotel, opposed its construction and has made a point of never attending a function staged in the hotel.[citation needed] Regardless, her sister and other members of the Royal Family have visited the property regularly.

A fire broke out in the hotel on 1 July 2011. There were no fatalities or injuries, and damage was limited to a few of the lower floors.[3]

During the London 2012 Olympic Games the London Hilton on Park Lane accommodated members of the Olympic Family including Games officials and the International Olympic Committee. In order to guarantee security for these delegates temporary structures such as tents, fences and HVM (Hostile Vehicle Mitigation) measures were installed prior to the Games and the hotel was on lock-down for the duration of their stay. [4]

The London Hilton on Park Lane was awarded:

  • "Best Business Hotel in the UK 2011" by UK Business Traveller Magazine.
  • "Best Hotel in Europe 2010" by German Business Traveller Magazine.
  • "England's leading business hotel 2009" by World Travel Awards Europe.[citation needed]

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