The Biltmore, Mayfair Hotel

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The Biltmore, Mayfair Hotel
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General information
Location44 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′38″N 0°9′3″W / 51.51056°N 0.15083°W / 51.51056; -0.15083Coordinates: 51°30′38″N 0°9′3″W / 51.51056°N 0.15083°W / 51.51056; -0.15083
ManagementLXR Hotels & Resorts
Design and construction
ArchitectRichard Seifert
Other information
Number of rooms308[1]

The Biltmore, Mayfair Hotel is a 5-star luxury hotel in the Mayfair area of London, England, near the former Embassy of the United States, London[2]. The hotel was formerly known as the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair. It is currently closed for renovations and will reopen in Spring 2019.[3]


The building was designed by architect Richard Seifert and constructed as the Britannia Hotel by Grand Metropolitan Hotels from 1967-9.[4] It has a classical red brick facade facing Grosvenor Square, and a modern concrete, brick and glass facade facing the main entrance, on Adam's Row. The hotel was renamed the Britannia Inter-Continental London in 1981 when Grand Metropolitan acquired Inter-Continental Hotels. The hotel was acquired by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels on October 7, 1996 and renamed Millennium Britannia Hotel.[5] It was renovated in 2000 and again renamed Millennium Hotel London Mayfair.[6]

The hotel's Pine Bar was the site of the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006.[7]

The hotel was renovated again beginning in November 2017, at a cost of £50m. It closed in July 2018, and will reopen in Spring 2019 as The Biltmore, Mayfair Hotel, operated by the LXR Hotels & Resorts luxury division of Hilton Hotels.[8]


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  2. ^ "Millennium Hotel London Mayfair". Retrieved March 26, 2016.
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  7. ^ "Detectives focus on hotel as site of Litvinenko poisoning". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. 9 December 2006. Retrieved 19 December 2006.
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