The Biltmore, Mayfair Hotel
|The Biltmore, Mayfair|
|Location||44 Grosvenor Square|
Mayfair, London, England
|Management||LXR Hotels & Resorts|
|Design and construction|
|Number of rooms||308|
The Biltmore, Mayfair is a 5-star luxury hotel located at 44 Grosvenor Square in the Mayfair area of London, England. The hotel was formerly known as the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair. It is currently closed for renovations and will reopen in September 2019.
The building was designed by architect Richard Seifert and constructed as the Britannia Hotel by Grand Metropolitan Hotels from 1967 to 1969. 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, after Grand Metropolitan acquired Inter-Continental Hotels.
The hotel was bought by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels on 7 October 1996 and renamed the Millennium Britannia Hotel. It was renovated in 2000 and then renamed the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair. The hotel's Pine Bar was the site of the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in 2006.
The hotel was renovated again beginning in November 2017, at a cost of £50m. It closed in July 2018 and will reopen in 2019 as The Biltmore, Mayfair, operated by the LXR Hotels & Resorts luxury division of Hilton Hotels.
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- The Biltmore, Mayfair
- "Detectives focus on hotel as site of Litvinenko poisoning". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. 9 December 2006. Retrieved 19 December 2006.
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