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Edwardian Hotels London history

1977 Founded as Edwardian Hotels by Jasminder Singh
Edwardian Hotel - purchased and then later sold
1987 - Mountbatten Hotel - purchased as the Shaftesbury Court Hotel, refurbished and renamed Berkshire Hotel (Stratford Court Hotel)
1988 - Hampshire Hotel - purchased our first 5-star property in Leicester Square
1993 - Edwardian Hotels partnered with Radisson to become the Radisson Edwardian Hotels group
2002 - Radisson Edwardian Heathrow Hotel – 3rd floor Atrium created
2004 - Radisson Edwardian Manchester – a new iconic luxury hotel opens on Manchester’s most famous city centre site
2006 - The May Fair Hotel re-launches after £70million refurbishment and creates it’s own brand not part of Radisson Edwardian
2007 - New Providence Wharf Hotel opens in Canary Wharf
2008 - Bloomsbury Street Hotel – old Marlborough Hotel refurbished and renamed
2011 - New hotel opens in Guildford
2012 - Radisson Edwardian Hotels become Radisson Blu Edwardian, London
2013 - Announced plans to redevelopment the Leicester Square Radisson Blu Edwaridan hotel & Odeon Cinema site into a flagship hotel & cinema complex to open in 2017

History

1975

Founded as Edwardian Hotels by Jasminder Singh

1978

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt hotel is purchased

1979

Savoy Court Hotel (now Radisson Blu Edwardian, Sussex) is purchased

1982

Milton Court Hotel merges with the Vanderbilt Hotel

Stratford Court Hotel (now Radisson Blu Edwardian, Berkshire) is purchased

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Grafton hotel is purchased(previously a disused nursing home)

1983

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth hotel is purchased and refurbished

1985

Mountbatten Hotel is purchased as the Shaftesbury Court Hotel (now Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street hotel)
Stratford Court hotel is relaunched and refurbished. Renamed Radisson Blu Edwardian, Berkshire

1987

Mountbatten Hotel wins Best Hotel of the Year Catey Award within 18 months of opening

1988

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire hotel is purchased as our first 5-star property in Leicester Square. The building is developed from its previous incarnation as the Royal Dental Hospital.

1989

Skyway Hotel - purchased, refurbished and renamed the Edwardian International (now named Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow hotel)

1990

Marlborough Hotel is purchased and managed with the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow – Edwardian International renamed, our flagship hotel

1992

Grafton Hotel – an extension of 89 executive plaza rooms is added

1993

Edwardian Hotels partnered with Radisson to become the Radisson Edwardian Hotels group
Savoy Court Hotel – reopened after major refurbishment

1994

Pastoria Hotel – purchased and managed with the Hampshire Hotel

1998/9

Vanderbilt Hotel – completely refurbished and relaunched the hotel from 3 to 4 star

1999

100% Guest Satisfaction launched

2000

100% Colleague Satisfaction launched

2000/01

Kenilworth Hotel – completely renovated

2001

Mountbatten Hotel – added 28 room extension and refurbished the existing hotel

2002

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Grafton hotel – completely refurbished
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow hotel – 3rd floor Atrium created

2003

May Fair Hotel purchased from Intercontinental Group
Sussex Hotel – old 3 star Savoy Court completely renovated, renamed and relaunched as 4 star

2004

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Berkshire's bedrooms are completely refurbished
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Sussex is completely refurbished.

2006

Radisson Edwardian wins ‘Best Place to Work in Hospitality’ award by The Caterer
May Fair Hotel re-launches after £70million refurbishment and creates its own brand not part of Radisson Edwardian

2008

Bloomsbury Street Hotel – old Marlborough Hotel refurbished and renamed

2011

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Guildford opens
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street hotel is refurbished and renamed. Originally the old Mountbatten Hotel.
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Free Trade Hall Manchester is purchased by Edwardian Hotels London
Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf is purchased by Edwardian Hotels London

2012

Radisson Edwardian Hotels become Radisson Blu Edwardian, London

2013

Edwardian Group London brand established
Scoff & Banter, Steak & Lobster and TRUNK restaurant brands launched
Announced plans to redevelop the Leicester Square Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel & Odeon Cinema site into a flagship hotel & cinema complex to open in 2019

2014

May Fair Kitchen and Annayu restaurant brands launched

Great British Fish Company brand is launched

Leicester Square hotel closes and the development of a new luxury lifestyle hotel begins. Due to open in June 2019.

2015

May Fair Bar undergoes extensive refurbishment and reveals a new look with new menus in September 2015.

The new Edwardian Hotels London brand is launched.

2016

Managed property, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Guildford leaves the group under new ownership at Harbour Hotels in April.

May Fair Kitchen is reborn as a Mediterranean concept, showcasing an exquisite selection of Spanish and Italian small plates in May 2016.

Scoff & Banter Covent Garden becomes Monmouth Kitchen - a sister restaurant to May Fair Kitchen - offering a contemporary selection of Italian and Peruvian small plates in August 2016.

The menu at Steak & Lobster is revised, offering the finest steak and freshest lobster, along with a range of complementary bites and salads.

Scoff & Banter sees a menu revision, with the focus remaining on hearty, traditional British food.

Monmouth Kitchen is reborn as a Mediterranean concept, showcasing an exquisite selection of Italian and Peruvian small plates.