St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, England

October 6, 2011 by

Voted the Number One Hotel in the UK in The Sunday Times Magazines 2011 Top Hotels in the World, St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is located in London, England.

This charming hotel is a Victorian tour de force refurbished. Sir John Betjeman called this Gothic treasure “too beautiful and too romantic to survive” in a world of tower blocks and concrete. After years of dedicated renovation, the St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel is being hailed as London’s most dreamy building.

This 5-star hotel features magnificent Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings, and hand-stenciled wall designs. The grand staircase is as astounding as the day the hotel premiered in 1873. The space was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott to welcome travelers through St. Pancras Station. It offered its guests a world of opulence, magnificence and daydreams behind its enchanted red facade. Improvements such as rising rooms (elevators) and rotating doors heightened the sense of awe. In 2011, the doors of his luxury hotel in London are revolving again, carrying guests into a world where contemporary amenities blend with the lavishness of rail’s golden age.

This boutique hotel offers 245 bedrooms, high speed internet, flat-screen TVs and in-room safe. There are 38 spectacular Victorian suites bursting with period features such as high ceilings and tall windows. The Presidential Suite, the former Venetian Ballroom, comes complete with three bedrooms and lavish lounge area.

There is also personalized butler service and private club access for guests in their hotel suites. In addition, the private ground floor Chambers Club serves drinks and light meals around the clock.

Run by Marcus Wareing, one of Britain’s most renowned chefs, The Gilbert Scott is a unique bar and restaurant experience offering a menu featuring an appealing assortment of British classics. The Booking Office bar is an outstanding locale for a business breakfast, snack or classic English dining from an all day menu. It also features a selection of punches and mixed drinks recreated from lost recipes from the Victorian era.

For those looking for a place to work out, the hotel health club offers cardiovascular equipment, free weights, and the wellness system. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool guests can take advantage of.

St. Pancras Spa welcomes guests on a Victorian voyage of the senses from St. Pancras to Africa, India and the Far East. Guests are invited to discover the world’s supreme beauty recipes and remedies, then pamper in your own transport of enchantment with one of their delightful spa ‘journeys’.

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