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Re-birth of an icon : The new Mayfair Hotel: style and elegance in the most vibrant city in europe

Autumn 2006 sees the re-birth of one of the landmarks that has distinguished London for generations -  the May Fair Hotel.

Since the naughty mid-war years of the thirties, the May Fair Hotel has been a by-word for elegance and style, but even its greatest fans would admit that its star was shining less brightly in the dying embers of the 20th century.

Now, however, a £75 million plus re-invention has taken place.  This is no quick refurbishment. The hotel has been comprehensively re-designed to reclaim its traditional place as THE most stylish, most elegant, address in London.

The May Fair will have an impressive list of 'must see' individual parts adding up to, simply, one of the best hotels in London.

From the Crystal Room (with the largest Baccarat chandelier in Europe) via the 201-seat private theatre/cinema, to the May Fair Bar (already established as the favourite local in the area) with a nodding appreciation of the 10 signature suites (designed to be the most luxurious and modern in Europe) and concluding in the May Fair Spa (decadent luxury brought stunningly up to date), this is The Grand Hotel brought charging back to life.

"The turn of the century was the time of the boutique luxury hotel," says Charles Oak, general manager. "London saw a clutch of wonderful, but small, hotels making all the running. With the May Fair we are leading a renaissance of the big hotel  -  with all the facilities that discerning customers demand.  With a hotel of this size and with this style there is no need for compromise. We have well over 400 bedrooms, two stylish but informal bars and, in the Crystal Room, we have the most beautiful room in London.

"We have London's biggest and best equipped private cinema, we have a wonderful restaurant, we have the best signature suites in the capital  -  one with a private entrance and lift, we have a completely new concept in our 'Al Fresco' rooms, we have the best spa in the area. And, of course, we have a business centre, meeting rooms and the whole ethos of luxury without pretension.

"When we started the May Fair project our aim was to be able to claim we were one of the leading hotels in the most vibrant city in Europe  -  two years later we believe we have succeeded."

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NOTES TO EDITORS:
*The famous May Fair Hotel dates back to the Twenties and is renowned for its royal connections
*Having undergone a £75 million rejuvenation programme which is due for completion in October 2006, the May Fair Hotel will be one of the finest hotels in London

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