JW Marriott Grosvenor House London

The JW Marriott Grosvenor House is one of London’s finest luxury hotels and the property has just had a multimillion-pound renovation as well as celebrating its 90th anniversary. The Luxury Editor team were kindly invited along to the anniversary celebrations as well as enjoy an overnight stay in the newly refurbished hotel. Read on to discover more about our stay and what’s new at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House.

Hotel Background & What’s New

The former home of the Duke of Gloucester, Grosvenor House has commanded a notable location on Park Lane since it opened its doors in 1929. The property has long been associated with royalty, international dignitaries and celebrities as well as serving as one of London’s main social hubs. Grosvenor House has hosted many significant and extravagant occasions including the Royal Caledonian Ball, The Russian Debutante Ball and, for the past 68 years, the hotel has been the official host of the BAFTA’s.

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The refined and star-studded heritage of Grosvenor House shines while highlighting the hotels favourable location as a close neighbour to Hyde Park. The renovation embodies the historic grandeur of the hotel while infusing a more stylish and contemporary British feel. The hotel’s complete renovation includes an extensive re-imagination of the ground floor, to complement the alluring views of Hyde Park. The décor, including butterfly wall art and bespoke carpets, incorporates a soft palette of neutrals with accents colour that echo the changing seasons. The transformation of the original lobby fireplace includes floor-to-ceiling glass, which seamlessly connects the lobby entrance to the bright Park Room setting.

Infusing Hyde Park’s lush parkland into the design of the hotel corridors and guest-rooms, the property exudes sophistication. A delicate foliage pattern gently winds through the hallways, while the redesigned guest-rooms take cues from autumn in Hyde Park with rich golden leaves layered over the soft grey carpet to create depth and add warmth. The palette of warm neutrals extends to the two Royal Suites for a full home-away-from-home experience. Large pieces of artwork commissioned specifically for the hotel, including sculptural ceramics and framed imagery, communicate the story of the interconnectedness of travel between London, New York and Paris in the early years of the twentieth century.


JW Marriott Grosvenor House is situated on Park Lane, the capital’s best address and is ideally located for guests wanting to explore the heart of the city. Adjacent to Royal Hyde Park and the luxury shopping districts of Mayfair, Oxford Street and Knightsbridge are in the immediate vicinity plus West End theatres, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall. Historical sights include Buckingham and Kensington Palaces, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

Premium Accommodation Options

The hotel offers 423 bedrooms and suites across eight floors and 73 suites. Premium options range from regally refined Royal Suite complete with executive lounge access, 2 bathrooms, dining rooms, living area and huge walk in closet all set over 170sqm and with commanding views of Hyde Park.

Royal Suite

Through to the Premium Park Suite with views of Hyde park and separate living, dining and sleeping areas all set over a generous 75 sqm

Premium Park Suite

Other suite options include the Superior Suite, Executive Suites and Park View Suites which offer enhanced sleeping and living areas.

All suites in the hotel have access to the Executive lounge which offers complimentary dining and and drinks throughout the daytime and evening.

Food & Drink

Modelled after stately homes throughout the country, the Park Room features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that emphasise uninterrupted and magnificent views of Hyde Park. Fringed chairs and floral décor provide playful illusions to the hotel’s past. Guests can indulge in the award-winning Afternoon Tea, served alongside homemade pastries, or taste the exclusive Yellow Rose tea or Serpentine Gin, both concocted specifically for the hotel using plants found in Hyde Park. Thoughtful live piano entertains guest daily from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

JW Steakhouse serves prime USDA select cuts within a traditional steakhouse setting. For an intimate gathering, guests can opt for the private dining room that can accommodate up to 12 guests. The Al Fresco terrace is also available during the spring and summer months. Adjacent to JW Steakhouse is the notable Bourbon Bar, home to more than 300 rare, pre-prohibition, single batch bourbons.

As day turns to night, guests can unwind at the Red Bar. In contrast to the neutral palette seen throughout the hotel, Red Bar received its name from the space’s sensual red décor. Highly trained mixologists enthral guests with thoughtfully crafted cocktails, making the bar an ideal spot for a night out. Corrigan’s Mayfair, led by award-winning Host Patron Richard Corrigan, serves quintessential British and Irish dishes.

The hotel’s most recent dining outpost, Ruya London offers a taste of contemporary dishes from the Anatolian region, stretching from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea.

Final Thoughts

JW Marriott Grosvenor House is a grande dame in Mayfair, majestic and refined with a rich historical legacy. The recent multimillion refurbishment has added a contemporary fresh feel, which sits in harmony with the building’s classical architecture. The food and drink offering is comprehensive, while the flawless service will leave you feeling like royalty during your stay, and for an extra touch of luxury a room with access to the Executive Lounge is a must.

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