The original Richard Haworth can be seen as an example of the classic Victorian entrepreneur who rose from virtual poverty to wealth and recognition in the North West region. Click here to view his incredible story with the faimily history dating back to the reign of Henry 2nd.
A heritage site
Opened in 1873 by Queen Victoria, the hotel known as The Gilbert Scott at St Pancras was once one of the UK's most luxurious hotels. The jewels in its crown included a two-storey Venetian ballroom, a red brick gothic facade, and one of the world's first elevators. Now a Grade 1 listed building a stone's throw from the Eurostar terminus, it is set to re-open as a Marriott Renaissance hotel in May 2011 and once again become an icon of grandeur.
The refurbished hotel includes 245 bedrooms and 38 suites, all with exquisite original features and restored to the Victorian standard. The soft furnishings too will need to be in keeping with the hotel, such as vintage-style boutique bed linens made to fit the king-size beds. Continue reading
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