The Lanesborough announces the unprecedented opportunity to acquire existing furnishings, artefacts and decorations, with over 3,000 lots at auction between the 9th and 13th December 2013. The contents will be exclusively available prior to the extensive renovation project which will see The Lanesborough closing its doors on 20th December.Led by auctioneers Pro Auction, original and reproduction period furnishings, authentic art work reflecting the grand era of the Regency period will go under the hammer at the hotel’s premises and webcast live over the internet. Viewing is available to the public by appointment on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December, and prior to the sale commencing each day at 10.30am.
The Lanesborough’s signature style combines the elegance and sophistication of an eighteenth century private residence with the contemporary luxuries expected of a leading hotel. In addition to the contents of the 93 guest rooms, including 43 suites, the auction will extend to areas of the hotel including private dining rooms, The Library Bar and Apsleys Restaurant.
The Lanesborough will be undertaking the refurbishment as part of the hotel’s commitment to providing guests with unrivalled facilities and services. The new designs by world-renowned interior designer, Alberto Pinto, will enhance all guest rooms and public areas and integrate the latest innovations whilst honouring the building’s architectural heritage as one of London’s most revered Regency landmarks.
Geoffrey Gelardi, Managing Director of The Lanesborough says: “This marks an unprecedented renovation project for the hotel which brings with it the opportunity to purchase a piece of the hotel’s history at auction as we pave the way for a new chapter for The Lanesborough”
Mark Flynn of Pro Auction comments: “This really is going to be an exceptional event presenting a rare opportunity to acquire quality furnishings from one of the world’s leading hotels in the lead up to refurbishment. It is possible for bidders to buy the entire contents of the bedrooms with a range of options to attract a variety of buyers and scales of purchase.”
The auction takes place at The Lanesborough (Hyde Park Corner London, SW1X 7TA, United Kingdom) commencing at 10.30am. Online bidding will also be available via a live webcast. The viewing takes place from 10.00am-4.00pm on 7th and 8th December 2013 by appointment only, and virtual tours of the bedrooms are available online. Catalogues are available by calling (+44) 0207 206 2690 or via download from www.thelanesboroughsale.com