The Great Northern Hotel, London joins Tribute Portfolio

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    The Great Northern Hotel, dating back to 1854, is situated within the Western Concourse of King’s Cross and is considered one of the finest boutique hotels in greater London. Starwood Hotels are delighted to add this spectacular property to its Tribute Collection as it represents a significant step in the global roll-out of the Tribute Portfolio and the growing market for reliable and individual high-end travel experiences.

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts introduces its 10th brand in Europe with the addition of The Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. (Photo: Business Wire)

    The hotel has been refurbished and redesigned by Victorian master builder, Lewis Cubitt to faithfully represent the glamour of the building’s extraordinary past. The luxurious Cubitt rooms have been named in the designer’s honour and feature Jielde bedside table lamps and large twin sash windows which flood the rooms with natural light. In the Couchette rooms, the interior styling is an innovative interpretation of a traditional railway carriage sleeper car whilst the Wainscot rooms are lined with Black American Walnut Wainscot Panelling and aubergine paint to create a seductive ambience.

    Left: Couchette Room Centre: Wainscot Room Right: Cubitt Room

    “Since our launch in 2013, the Great Northern Hotel has become one of London’s finest boutique hotels,” said Jeremy Robson, Owner of the Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. “The restoration of the property was a dream of mine for many years, and together with my excellent team, I am incredibly proud to have created something of real value: a London landmark serving both visitors and Londoners alike. Today, our award-winning hotel joins Tribute Portfolio and the prestigious Starwood collection. We are looking forward to building on our success with this powerful brand whilst maintaining everything that makes the Great Northern Hotel a unique and much-loved property. ”

    Located on the first floor of the hotel is Plum + Spilt Milk, offering simple British dishes using seasonal and carefully-sourced ingredients. The restaurant features 120 hand blown glass pendants and banquette-based furniture, handmade by Boffi of Milan.

    Plum & Spilt Milk

    Opening directly into King’s Cross Station is the GNH Bar. With aspirations to become one of Europe’s most glamourous railway bars, it features etched mirror ceilings, an organically-shaped pewter and marble bar and two grand crystal chandeliers.

    Starwood aims to grow the brand to 100 hotels by 2020, with locations in high-demand destinations and markets where SPG members travel.

    Chandelier Bar

    Daniel Fountain / 04.09.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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