The London Venue Awards reward and recognise the capital’s buoyant venue landscape and have gone from strength to strength over the four years they have been held. This year saw more entries than ever before and a ceremony packed with over 420 event and venue professionals.
The 2017 Awards honoured several runners-up with Royal Lancaster London being amongst other prestigious venues such as The National Gallery and Alexandra Palace.
Founded in 2014, the awards are the acknowledged accolade to recognise and reward first-class attainment in service and facilities in the London Venue scene. With an illustrious panel of over 25 superbly qualified judges who hail from the supply and buyer-side, winning a London Venue Award is a true mark of distinction.
When commenting on the success of Royal Lancaster London, the judging panel said: “This has been a serious upgrade in terms of offering, not only in aesthetics but also philosophy. This venue has thought about what it can offer and goes the extra mile for its clients. Its customer services plans, loyalty of its staff and retention of big brands highlight how serious they are on providing a world class venue.
“I enjoyed the full story around the refurbishment and especially enjoyed seeing that they also took into account the kitchens and back of house areas.
“The emphasis on the team is excellent and it was good to see the initiatives in place along with the outcomes following the investment.”
Royal Lancaster London has recently unveiled its brand new design following an £85 million renovation. The prestigious hotel overlooking Hyde Park has been completely transformed both internally and externally in this universal restructure.
As one of the largest meeting venues in Europe, the hotel is renowned for its grand banqueting spaces which encompass the magnificent Nine Kings Suite and the Westbourne Suite. With a total of 16 meeting spaces and state-of-the-art banqueting kitchens, Royal Lancaster London’s conference rooms can cater for events of all sizes, from boardroom meetings and conferences, to exhibitions and gala dinners. The distinguished Nine Kings and Westbourne Suites can hold 2,000 guests collectively for a seated dinner.
The hotel can also host over 800 guests in-house, as the 411 guestrooms and suites all feature zip-and-link king and super king beds. The redesign of the towering 18-storey hotel encompasses the complete refurbishment of all rooms and suites. Every guestroom has a far reaching view across London, and the modern design emphasises these premium vistas.