The gorgeous Corinthia Hotel in London is going to open its gates to the guests very soon and it will be a great start to the expectant recovery of Britain’s hotel industry after the meltdown. The man behind this eagerly awaited hotel is the septuagenarian Maltese businessman called Alfred Pisani. The Corinthian will be opening in April, 2011. The Hotel scene in London has been pretty active for the past couple of months.
Many hotels were up on sale and there many more that were opening after undergoing extensive refurbishment. The Savoy opened last month after a £220million renovation project, then there was the Verta, the W London, and the Four Seasons on Park Lane. All of these will take guests in full strength by the middle of the next year. Pisani loves the city and is positive about the recovery: “London is a great city. It is still the financial centre of the world. It has people from all over the globe living here. And its cultural attractions have a strong pull.”
The hotel will include 294 rooms that include 45 suites as well as 12 private apartments. The hotel will also boast of an Italian and a British restaurant, a grand ballroom and a four-floor spa. Room rates start from £400 a night, while suites will range from £2,500 to £15,000 a night.