The Landmark London is a 125-year-old London Landmark



# tags: Hospitality , London , Hotels

This year the Landmark Hotel celebrates a landmark anniversary of 125 years, which was originally opened on the 1st July 1899.

To the early pioneers of hospitality and the elite guests who came to stay, witnessing the vast courtyard around which the hotel was designed, must have been an amazing welcome to all who entered the building by horse and carriage.

That same “WOW” factor remains to this day, as the huge atrium now boasts a glass-roof, with light cascading down each level of the hotel and onto the ‘Champagne Bar’ and ‘Winter Garden Restaurant’ replete with real Palm-trees and lobby staircase which ushers’ people from the doorman. By night the voluminous space, is intimately lit offering cosy clusters of cushions, velvet and chic seating areas.

History, heritage, luxury and elegance always plays an important part in attracting and retaining guests, whether they arrive on leisure, business or as a conference or event delegate. This could not be reflected better, than by the ‘Mirror Bar’ Manager, Devin Snoddy, preparing and serving guests a delightful range of cocktails whilst looking dapper in his light-blue velveteen double-breasted jacket and bow-tie, from within this small hidden oasis, which one feels they have chanced upon within this vast Hotel.

On that note, the hotel’s MICE portfolio is hugely impressive offering a diverse range of spaces, whose design touches on the regal to formal and everything in between. The Landmark's impressive meeting spaces sit either side of the Atrium Lobby, offering colonnaded grandeur in the form of the ‘Grand Ballroom’, an extensive area with high ceilings and natural lighting for large catering events, sitting beside the ‘Empire Room’; the ‘Marble Ballroom’ which attracts large gatherings and drink receptions is interconnected and included with the Champagne Room.

Add to this the ‘Drawing Room’ featuring beautiful wood panelling and other distinctive architectural elements, pointing to the hotel’s heritage and the more intimate ‘Tower Suite’ for smaller groups, boasting a breathtaking view of the atrium and clock tower, are just some of the key hotel spaces to be unveiled.

Cheetan Shah, CEO & Founder of micebook will hold the micebook Awards 2024 ceremony at the Hotel in June, taking over nearly all the event spaces; "we wish to disrupt the usual format of an awards ceremony by using the Landmark’s various spaces to tell a story, which we hope will inspire and surprise attendees" Shah commented.

The hotel also attracts sports teams, including visiting Premier league and international football teams, especially as coach access to the hotel is easy and major stadiums in north London relatively close, which is a major plus for event planners. Even last year's Wimbledon singles Finalist Ons Jabeur made the Hotel home for the championship fortnight.

The meeting & hospitality teams at the Landmark Hotel, are very open to making new and innovative ideas come to life in their impressive spaces, continuing the 125-year legacy of hospitality and history of this London Landmark.

© Ramy Salameh Newsroom