The Lanesborough, London, has announced a proposed closure at the end of this year for its first major renovation programme since opening 22 years ago.
The landmark 93-room hotel, which is managed by St Regis, the luxury brand from Starwood Hotel & Resorts, will close its doors at the end of December for what managing director Geoffrey Gelardi expects to be a nine-month project.
Gelardi said: "The programme will encompass interior enhancements to all guest rooms and public areas by Alberto Pinto, with minimal structural changes, honouring the building's architectural heritage. The renovations are part of the hotel's commitment to providing guests with an incomparable experience and will incorporate the latest in contemporary luxuries and technology. We look forward to unveiling a new era for The Lanesborough."
The project will mark the final work of interior designer, Alberto Pinto, who completed the designs for the hotel before his death in 2012.
The hotel's building housed St George's Hospital for over a century, before being refitted and reopened as a luxury hotel in 1991.