The Cumberland Hotel, London
The Former Le Meridien Hotel Will be Operated by
Thistle under a New Deluxe Brand 'Guoman'
|LONDON, England, November 15, 2004 - Situated at the top of Park Lane,
close to Marble Arch, Hyde Park and just round the corner from Madonna's
London home, The Cumberland hotel is now ready to share its unique fusion
of design and technology with visitors from all over the world.
Newly redesigned and completely refurbished, the Cumberland meets the needs of guests seeking something different from a large, modern hotel. With 900 rooms, the hotel offers style, comfort and perfect personal service with modern British art and the latest in technology throughout.
The hotel is the first in the UK to operate under Thistle Hotels' new de luxe brand Guoman. "The Cumberland is a flagship, and the perfect hotel with which to launch the Guoman brand. It occupies a superb location at the top of Park Lane on Oxford Street, and offers a unique experience to leisure and business users alike," says Beverly King, Chief Operating Officer, Thistle Hotels.
The Cumberland experience begins the moment you enter the spacious gallery-style lobby. Artworks from some of Britain's leading contemporary artists are exhibited together with electronic projections on water and a unique sound installation. The Cumberland also offers an intimate bar, a brasserie and a fine dining restaurant with a separate breakfast and dining suite offering global cuisine.
All 900 light, airy rooms feature Egyptian cotton bed linen, thick mattresses, soft lighting, a power shower and luxurious bathrobes. Rooms all include works of art that guests can see and touch plus hi-tech features such as massive plasma screen or LCD TVs providing multiple channels, downloadable movies and music, and the ability to surf the web or self-checkout.
The Cumberland's meetings and events facilities rank among the best in London, with a completely self-contained complex featuring 26 flexible, multi-functional, air-conditioned rooms perfect for anything from private meetings to full-scale conferences.
The Cumberland is situated just off Oxford Street on Great Cumberland Place, London W1.
BIL International Limited
BILís key investments are as follows:
Thistle Hotels - 100% stake
Denarau Island Resort
|Also See:||London Bridge Holdings Ltd and More London Development Ltd Developing the 245 room Hilton London Tower Bridge at More London / April 2004|
|The Royal Bank of Scotland Signs Marriott International as Operator of Grosvenor House Hotel in London and the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, both Former Le Meridiens / February 2004|
|Robert Peel, Ousted as Chief Executive of Thistle Hotel Group Eight Years Ago, Bounces Back with Another Hotel Business / February 2004|