The History of
The Lanesborough London
A Regency residence of quintessential British character located in the very heart of London.
James Lane, the second and last Viscount Lanesborough, builds Lanesborough House as his personal residence.
Architect William Wilkins, of National Gallery fame, is commissioned to restore Lanesborough House which has fallen into disrepair. He settles on the classic Greek revival style that is characteristic of the Regency period.
The building is converted into St George’s Hospital.
St George’s Hospital is moved to Tooting, South London.
Fitzroy Robinson Partnership is appointed to prepare plans to turn the building into a luxury hotel, preserving the original façade but completely renovating the interior. Plans are secured.
On 30 December, The Lanesborough is opened by Rosewood Hotels.
The hotel is closed for large-scale renovations.
Oetker Collection takes over management of The Lanesborough in November.
The Lanesborough reopens with renovated rooms, and common areas.
Céleste restaurant is awarded with 1 Michelin Star.
Opening of The Lanesborough Club & Spa.