St Pancras by Renaissance London

St Pancras by Renaissance London  | London, UK  |  So last weekend we took off on a four nights trip to London, for a fun weekend and also to see Beyonce’s Concert at The O2 Arena. So off we went and we stayed for the first two nights at the iconic recently renovated St Pancras by Renaissance hotel, which happens to be in King’s Cross attached to St Pancras Station.
By Sir George Gilbert Scott, this spectacular building, former Midland Grand, masterpiece of the Gothic Revival, today the St Pancras marks and epic revival as one of the most significant examples of restoration and regeneration yet seen in Britain. Used as offices for 50 years, it eventually fell into disrepair and faced demolition until de decision to make St Pancras the London terminal for the Eurostar, which opened the way for its revival and return to full glory.
The hotel reopened by the management of Renaissance (Marriott Group) in 2011. Its spectacular interiors remarkably restored as a £ 200 million project which relaunched the building as a London’s distictive luxury hotel, with modern services and facilities slotted into the historic fabric, and unique loft apartments created on its upper floors.

We were hosted at a beautiful Chamber Club Rooms, located over the Chambers building at the exclusive club section. Butler Service, Private Club access & a spa offering 6 treatment rooms, gym & pool. I think the best way to define our experience, being fair to the opulence of the former Midland Grand, is 5 stars hotel experience at a luxury historic landmark. The spa also offers a Victorian tiled pool with spa, offering a unique experience and sanctuary of tranquility in the heart of this 5 five star hotel. The main feature of our suite was the window views to the interiors of St Pancras Train tracks, which I must say concerned me upon Check IN, due to sound proofing, but was not an issue at all during our entire stay. Each one of these Chamber Club Rooms (32-square-meter rooms) was a true original, restored with loving attention to detail. Lavish proportions, high ceilings, ornate moldings and expansive windows that exude historic Victorian charm.
As you walk through the corridors to you room, you can still hear the whispers of the Victorian ladies and gentlemen, telling stories of this iconic landmark, The Midland Grand Hotel, among the first luxury hotels of its kind in England and in Europe.
Once you reach the main stairs, your heart stops. The architecture, the decoration, the mixture of classical and contemporary – the chances are it is like no other hotel. The story of how it came into existence is just as extraordinary. It is the tale of a true renaissance; of a national treasure that was almost reduced to rubble but that is today, once again, the pride of London. Read more
Several dinning options, other of course than our private Club access. The Booking Office Bar & Restaurant, a Neo-Gothic space, striking setting for a business breakfast, snack or classic English dining from an all day menu. The Gilbert Scott is an elegant British brasserie and bar, run by Marcus Wareing’s team.
The lobby area itself turns into a social hub, Enjoy a range of hot & cold drinks, traditional afternoon tea and light snacks, the old taxi rank to St. Pancras station now forms London’s most spectacular Hamson Lounge.
Staying at St Pancras was indeed quite a remarkable experience, a treat to the eye, which did not allow me to put my camera down for a second, day or night.
Perhaps not the best location for those visiting London for the first time, which was not our case. Very easy access from King’s Cross Tube Station and connection with the Heathrow Express arriving/departing to/from Paddington Station.
London has many examples of luxury hotels, but as expressed before, St Pancras by Renaissance is without any doubt a 5 stars hotel experience at a luxury historic landmark that I would recommend to anyone capable to appreciate its heritage and identity. I have only experienced this feeling before, during our stay at the Grand Europe Hotel in St Petersburg, Russia. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Carlos Melia global bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. Member of VIRTUOSO. Has earned, after over 25 years of Mainstream and Gay Travel experience, the mote of "Little Marco Polo". Jetsetter, bon vivant curates the world of luxury travel & lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time. Associated to First in Service Travel and Tzell Travel Network. Founder of LGTNetwork - Luxury Gay Travel Network. Follow, read and share my travel experiences worldwide at www.carlosmelia.com