Historical Hotels - Hilton London Paddington

On June 9th. 1854 the Great Western Royal Hotel was opened by
Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

This building wanted 'to rival the facilities of the great hotels on
the continent'.


Hilton London Paddington - own picture - taken in 2016


Owners

The early owners of the hotel were the Great Western Railway Company and
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who became the first manager from the hotel.

Architect

The Great Western Royal Hotel was designed by architect
Philip Charles Hardwick.

The building itself was built by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts.

Style

This Hotel was built in the Second Empire style (which was one of the
earliest buildings in that style).

Hilton London Paddington - own picture - taken in 2016

History

Originally the Great Western Railway Company leased to the
Great Western Royal Hotel Company.

In the 1930's  the Railway Company took control over the
Hotel.

However due to the privatization of British Rail it was sold to
the private sector in 1983.

Since 2001 it is a part of the worldwide Hilton Hotels chain.


To know more:

about the hotel: link.
about the hotel on Tripadvisor: link 
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