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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
Edwardian Hotel - purchased and then later sold

1978

Vanderbilt Hotel - purchased

1979

Savoy Court Hotel - purchased and completely refurbished

1982

Milton Court Hotel - merges with the Vanderbilt Hotel

Stratford Court Hotel - purchased and work starts on major refurbishment

Grafton Hotel - purchased(previously a disused nursing home)

1983

Kenilworth Hotel - purchased and refurbished

1985

Mountbatten Hotel - purchased as the Shaftesbury Court Hotel, refurbished and renamed Berkshire Hotel (Stratford Court Hotel)

1987

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

1988

Hampshire Hotel - purchased our first 5-star property in Leicester Square

1989

Skyway Hotel - purchased, refurbished and renamed the Edwardian International

1990

Marlborough Hotel – purchased and managed with the Kenilworth Hotel Radisson Edwardian
Hotel 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

Grafton Hotel – completely refurbished
Radisson 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

Berkshire – completely refurbished all bedrooms
Radisson Edwardian Manchester – a new iconic luxury hotel opens on Manchester’s most famous city centre site

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

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
Mercer Street Hotel – old Mountbatten Hotel refurbished and renamed

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

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.