London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square continues to build on the results of its now well-established Michelin Starred Gordon Ramsay restaurant
Marriott International, Inc. is a leading worldwide hospitality company with a heritage that can be traced to a root beer franchise, first opened in Washington DC in 1927 by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott. The introduction of food to the menu was the first step in what would become an ongoing expansion of the company, which today continues to benefit from family leadership. With over 4100 lodging properties in 72 countries and territories around the world, including 60 operating in the UK and Ireland, the business reports annual revenues of $13 billion.
A well-crafted blend of contemporary chic with classic luxury, the five-star London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square is located in fashionable Mayfair, just seconds from Park Lane and Oxford Street, boasting one of the best addresses in London. In 2009 the hotel was the beneficiary of a multi million pound refurbishment programme, which transformed the premises from a grand establishment to an ultra-luxurious property. The project included the creation of 45 executive rooms and suites (12 with a private garden); 92 standard deluxe and superior bedrooms; an exclusive Club Lounge and an award winning cocktail bar – The Luggage Room.
The hotel’s major refurbishment was undertaken under the watchful eye of United Designers who took all aspects of the hotel forward to the modern day with sensitivity and style in a bold design statement for a branded hotel group. Originally built as a stately townhouse, and inspired by the grand residences of Mayfair, London Marriott Grosvenor Square fuses contemporary chic with classic luxury, offering guests today unique features such as fireplaces, four-poster beds, rose gardens and oak floors. The hotel also maximised the building’s footprint by housing new meeting rooms, Club Lounge, gymnasium and cloakrooms in a disused basement car park. A new striking double-entranced marble staircase now leads down from the lobby to this reclaimed space.
As a result of this innovative approach, London Marriott Grosvenor Square has some of the largest pillar free meeting space in London: The Westminster Ballroom can accommodate up to 1000 guests for a reception or 900 for a meeting, offering 765 square metres of uninterrupted space, which can be divided into three sections for the ultimate flexibility.
Located on one of London’s most historic squares, guests are able to discover the Capital and the prominent Mayfair district, whilst experiencing the polished accommodation combination of traditional elegance with modern comfort. In an ideal setting for blending work and play, the hotel’s historic past as a grand townhouse now welcomes guests with five-star luxuries designed amongst a variety of spacious rooms. In keeping with the elegant accommodation offer, the choice of restaurants completes the well-rounded offer.
The two restaurants, maze and maze Grill sit alongside each other within the hotel. Michelin starred maze serves French food with Asian influences in tasting-sized dishes, whilst maze Grill takes its inspiration from the informal style of New York’s grill restaurants. The award-winning menu at maze combines French and Asian cuisine for an innovative tasting experience, whilst the sushi bar offers the freshest selection of sushi and sashimi, which guests can choose to order individually or as part of the sushi tasting menu. The cocktail bar also takes centre stage, serving up a wealth of classics with a twist – from salt foam margaritas to cherry wood smoked Manhattans and Cosmopolitans with yuzu. maze also offers private dining options, the Hampton and Somerton Rooms, which seat up to 40 guests each, and the Dalby Room seats ten. Inside the restaurant, choose to dine at maze View with unobstructed views into the kitchen, seating up to 12. Or for an extra special dining experience, book the Kitchen Table in the heart of the busy kitchen, offering behind the scenes action for up to six guests.
Both restaurants are part of the Gordon Ramsay Group portfolio, which consists of more than 25 restaurants globally, including seven Michelin stars. Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, maze Grill takes its inspiration from the informal style of Manhattan steakhouses. The menu features an exquisite selection of different breeds and cuts of beef cooked over coal, alongside a number of other grilled meat and fish dishes. In addition to delivering the very best in grill and steaks, the restaurant draws inspiration from its sister restaurant and offers a selection of fresh sushi and sashimi. Presented with a warm New York welcome, expert advice on the wide range of breeds and cuts ensures customers are satisfied with their meal.
The beef on the menu includes Aberdeen Angus, dry aged 28 days, Dedham Vale dry aged 31 days; USDA Prime dry aged 32 days; and Wagyu ‘9th grade’ wet aged 49 days – allowing diners to specify their preference and enjoy a meal cooked to their exact tastes.
The finished result of the multi-million pound investment is a hotel that offers guests striking accommodation paired with restaurant and menu selections that provides a truly unique experience. As the hotel celebrates its 30th anniversary, the building moves under new management, inspiring future change and development, which it hopes will lead to another three decades of exciting and fulfilling times ahead.