Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel
Park Lane, Mayfair, London
The imposing Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane in the heart of London has a distinguished, glamorous, and aristocratic pedigree. Located in glamorous Mayfair, Grosvenor House has one of London's most desirable addresses with the West End and Knightsbridge just a short stroll away.
The opening of the new Grosvenor House hotel in May 1929 was an outstanding event, and an important addition to the London social scene. Since then it has been host to thousands of social occasions including annual company dinner dances and Christmas parties, and both public and private events.
In September 2008 after a four-year, multi-million pound restoration programme, Grosvenor House rebranded as a JW Marriott Hotel. The new design of the hotel created an environment of simple elegance ensuring many original features of the period had been retained. Details within the hotel including service, space and culinary experiences were crafted to make guests feel welcome.
The Fifth Russian Debutante Ball is taking place in the Great Room at Grosvenor House. First launched as an Art Deco skating rink, the Great Room is the venue of many prominent awards evenings, charity balls and other glamorous events. Since the 1930s, the Great Room has hosted the world's oldest charitable ball, the Royal Caledonian Ball, and it is one of the largest ballrooms in Europe holding up to 2000 guests.
The Great Room's charm lies not only in its magnificent scale. Its sweeping staircase and fairytale chandeliers are the perfect setting for any social event.