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19th September 2016

9 Facts about the Royal Garden Hotel

The Laboratory Awards are cutting no corners when it comes to this year’s ceremony. Held at the luxurious Royal Garden Hotel, London, the venue stands tall looking straight across the beautiful Kensington Gardens. With a string of celebrity guests over the past few years, the ceremony on Friday 18th November will not be shy of glamour and sophistication.

9 facts about The Royal Garden Hotel

  • It was originally built in the 1800s under the name of Palace Hotel
  • As part of the war effort in the 1900s it was taken over and used as the headquarters for the Woman’s Royal Voluntary Service
  • In the 1960s, as part of a Labour Government grant the hotel was demolished and completely rebuilt under the design of Colonel Richard Seifert
  • After five years of construction the hotel re-opened in 1965 under the Royal Garden Hotel brand, as it stands today
  • In 1966 it hosted the official reception celebrating England’s victory in the World Cup final
  • The Australian football team have also chosen to stay at the hotel in November 2014
  • In 1994 the Royal Garden Hotel undertook a £30 million refurbishment, opening again for guests in April 1996, under the management of the Goodwood Group
  • The hotel has 394 bedrooms over 10 floors
  • It contains two restaurants, one on the ground floor called Park Terrace and a Chinese restaurant on the 10th floor called Min Jiang which overlooks Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and London’s skyline.

 

England supporters after the 1966 world cup

 

The Australia rugby team in November 2014

 

Babylon restaurant, moments away from the Royal Garden Hotel

 


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