Historical Hotels - St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London - United Kingdom

Near the St. Pancras Station in London a very beautiful building caught immediately
my attention. Built in the amazing Victorian architectural style, the
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel really is a striking landmark.


St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London - United Kingdom - Own picture


Designer:

George Gilbert Scott, who also designed the Albert Memorial in London.

Timeline:

* Between 1873 and 1935 it was used as the Midland Grand Hotel;

* 1873 opening of the east-wing

* Spring 1876 the rest of the hotel opened

* 1922: the hotel was taken by the London Midland and Scottish Railway

* Between 1935 and the 1980's it was used as Railway offices;

* 1990's: Restoration of the exterior

* 1996: the music video "Wannabe" of the Spice Girls was captured in the hotel

* March 14th. 2011 re-opening of the Hotel to guests, the formal opening took
   place on May 5th., exactly 138 years after the first opening of the hotel.

Interesting Link about the hotel:

From the Telegraph: Link