The Biltmore, Mayfair is set to open as LXR Hotels & Resorts first UK property, following an agreement between Hilton and Millennium & Copthorne Hotels. The luxury hotel, situated in the heart of Mayfair on Grosvenor Square, will open in spring 2019 and marks the new brand’s European debut.
Following its closure in July 2018, the property has undergone a multi-million-pound redevelopment, with Goddard Littlefair designing 257 guestrooms, many with views over Grosvenor Square, as well as 51 suites, which will reflect the property’s origin as a sophisticated private residence.
“LXR is designed to bring together the best of luxury in global destinations,” says Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA, Hilton. “The Biltmore, Mayfair is a stunning addition to the new collection and prestigious extension to Hilton’s growing luxury portfolio in London. Guests will experience first-class service in the heart of Mayfair, and the unique craftsmanship and historic surroundings of the hotel will make for a truly memorable stay.”
The Biltmore, Mayfair will also boast new culinary concepts headed by internationally-renowned chefs, an all-year round alfresco terrace, an exclusive cocktail bar and a large Gym-Tech fitness suite. In addition, the hotel will showcase a 500m² ballroom for large-scale events and weddings, with capacity for up to 700 guests. For smaller functions, the Waterloo and Manhattan Suites can cater for up to 100 guests, while the Kendal Suite lends itself to small groups of 25 guests or boardroom meetings.
Martin Rinck, Executive Vice President and Global Head Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton adds: “LXR properties are truly best-in-class hotels, known for their distinctive character and unrivalled service. We are incredibly excited that The Biltmore, Mayfair will bring to life everything that the brand stands for by joining as the first LXR hotel in Europe.”
Last year, the LXR collection welcomed its maiden hotel in Dubai at Habtoor Palace, a 234-key luxury property situated on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Mr Tan Kian Seng, Interim Group Chief Executive Officer of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc, concludes: “We are excited to introduce our flagship hotel, The Biltmore, Mayfair, in conjunction with Hilton’s new luxury collection – LXR Hotels & Resorts. This hotel located on the prestigious Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, has undergone a complete refurbishment. With its prime location, bespoke products, and quintessential services under LXR, The Biltmore, Mayfair will be fit for royalty, well-travelled guests from around the world and senior corporate executives. We look forward to welcoming our first customers in the coming spring.”