Hilton will add the Biltmore Mayfair in London to its high-end LXR Hotels & Resorts portfolio of independent hotels. 

The property is the former Millennium Hotel London Mayfair, which has been closed for a multimillion-dollar redevelopment since July. A spring reopening is planned. 

The Biltmore Mayfair will be Hilton's second LXR hotel, joining Habtoor Palace, a 234-room luxury hotel in Dubai.

Located on Mayfair's Grosvenor Square, the Biltmore Mayfair will feature 257 guestrooms and 51 suites designed by London design firm Goddard Littlefair. 

Hilton debuted its LXR Hotels & Resorts portfolio last year, billing it as a "luxury collection brand." The move marked a revival of the LXR name, which was first launched by Blackstone Group in 2005. Blackstone's iteration of the concept, LXR Luxury Resorts, was used to rebrand properties the investment firm had acquired via its purchase of Wyndham International earlier that year.

Following Blackstone's acquisition of Hilton in 2007, however, the LXR Luxury Resorts brand was scrapped, with Blackstone opting to rename many LXR properties under Hilton's Waldorf-Astoria and Conrad flags. 

According to Hilton, the current LXR portfolio is designed to showcase independent hotels that promise an "unrivaled commitment to personalized attention" and a locally immersive experience.


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