London Hilton on Park Lane

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London Hilton on Park Lane
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London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel
London Hilton on Park Lane is located in Central London
London Hilton on Park Lane
London Hilton on Park Lane
Location within Central London
Hotel chain Hilton Hotels & Resorts
General information
Type Hotel
Location London, W1
United Kingdom
Address 22 Park Lane
Coordinates 51°30′20″N 0°09′02″W / 51.505512°N 0.150423°W / 51.505512; -0.150423Coordinates: 51°30′20″N 0°09′02″W / 51.505512°N 0.150423°W / 51.505512; -0.150423
Opening April 17, 1963
Owner Hilton Inc.
Technical details
Floor count 28
Design and construction
Architect William B. Tabler
Other information
Number of rooms 453 from USD $442-$818 per night.
Number of suites 56 from USD $974-$5,000 per night.
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 and a Michelin starred restaurant Galvin at Windows on the top floor of the hotel.

The hotel opened as the London Hilton on April 17, 1963.[1] It is a concrete-framed building, designed by William B. Tabler, a noted architect who designed numerous Hilton hotels, and is located on the former site of the historic Londonderry House.

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.[2]

On 5 September 1975, the London Hilton was the target of an IRA bomb which killed two people and injured 63 others.[3]

During the 1990s, the Pools Panel met each Saturday in a meeting room in the hotel.[4]

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.[5]

In September 2016, Hilton Park Lane announced the collaboration with personal stylist Rachel Anthony, offering personalized personal stylist services to its guests.[6]

The hotel is also the site of the death of the Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan on January 15, 2018. She had drowned in her room’s bathtub after having an excessive amount of alcohol. [7]

The hotel has won the following awards:

  • "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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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.hilton.com/index.cfm/news/celebration-1963-daily-delegate-rate-priced-at-63-per-person-at-london-hilton-on-park-lane
  2. ^ The Beatles meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  3. ^ 1975: London Hilton bombed BBC news story
  4. ^ Baker, Andrew (27 March 1994). "Almanack: Pools panel draw a veil". The Independent. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  5. ^ BBC: Guests back in Hilton Hotel in Mayfair after fire
  6. ^ "Rachel Anthony Styling Suite at The Hilton Park Lane". Ikon London Magazine. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/dolores-oriordan-death-cranberries-singer-drowned-in-the-bath-of-hilton-hotel-room-due-to-alcohol-a3929271.html

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