Manhattan Loft Corporation

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

The 245 room St Pancras Renaissance Hotel opened to unprecedented critical acclaim on 5th May 2011.

After eight years of painstaking restoration, Manhattan Loft has returned Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Grade I listed Gothic masterpiece to its original beauty. Initially, MLC was involved in developing the 67 residential apartments in the loft space, but when the original partner pulled out, MLC opted to take over the redevelopment of the entire site. The project was one of the most challenging MLC has ever undertaken.

Not only was the building Grade I listed and in an advanced state of disrepair, the ambition was to create a hotel incorporating all of today’s advanced technology into a building that had never allowed for such provision. Engineering had to be sensitively dovetailed into the existing building and it took a dedicated team of specialist contractors years of hard work, patience and immense skill at a cost of over £200 million to bring this iconic building back to life.

Sweeping awards across the board including the RIBA award for Best Building in a Historic Context, the World Travel Awards Nominee for World’s Leading New Hotel, and both Overall Winner and Best Refurbishment of the Year at the European Hospitality Awards 2011, Manhattan Loft’s restoration has made this hotel truly one of a kind.

Out of the ashes have emerged interiors of operatic beauty

Evening Standard

To stay in it is to inhabit an extraordinary fantasy of London

Financial Times

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