LONDON -- The Grosvenor Thistle completed the first stage of a
major renovation project.
The 366-room hotel, located near Victoria Station, first opened
Today, the refurbished property has a new facade with exterior
Inside, the lobby has been transformed and now has a marble
staircase and a larger reception area.
The Lounge, which offers 24-hour meal service, also has been
refurbished and its two original fireplaces restored.
Plans for 1997 include the reconstruction of 69 bedrooms and
redesigning the Clarence Restaurant.
Thistle Hotels has 51 properties in the U.K..
A $60 million refurbishment program is under way, which includes
the upgrading of four-star Mount Charlotte hotels to the Thistle
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