Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Hospitality.
In this month’s issue we take a look at the restoration of the Hotel Maria Cristina; we dine out in style at Lanes of London; and we head over to the O2 to check out Brooklyn Bowl.
The legendary Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel in San Sebastian, has reopened its doors following an extensive nine-month restoration. The design of the interiors, led by The Gallery at HBA London enhances the elegant, feminine presence that has characterised the hotel since it opened a century ago. With its new look, the hotel’s interiors evoke the élan and striking presence of all the leading ladies that have graced the environs of the hotel and in this way rekindles the heart of its legacy as the home of its namesake, Spain’s revered Queen Consort Maria Cristina.
Meanwhile, London Marriott Hotel Park Lane has recently opened its signature restaurant and dynamic bar, Lanes of London, which serves up a selection of global street food and British classics. The £1.1million project began on site in August 2013 and was completed in an impressive eight weeks. Project Architect Blacksheep and The Marriott Hotel scheduled an aggressive works programme to ensure the project progressed on schedule. The restaurant officially opened in January 2014 but was open to hotel guests before Christmas.
And finally, Located within The O2 in North Greenwich and supported by venue owners AEG, Brooklyn Bowl is a 32,000 sq ft multi-part entertainment venue, comprising a live music arena, a bowling alley, three bars and a restaurant overseen by award winning chef Bruce Bromberg. Brooklyn Bowl opened its lanes for the first time in January 2014 and with its unique take on music and bowling it is already proving to be a sure fire hit. Brooklyn Bowl was founded by Peter Shapiro and Charley Ryan, with the first site located in Williamsburg, USA, opposite the Wythe Hotel. London-based architectural practice, Barr Gazetas, was responsible for the implementation of Brooklyn Bowl’s design concept, whilst G F Holding was the Design and Build contractor and David Bartlett was the project manager.
Now, with all that and more it’s time to sit back and feast on Premier Hospitality.