Discover an Icon - The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

May 17, 2011

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London When I picked up my copy of Architectural Digest, a magazine that I read every month, I was really thrilled to see our new St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London featured. It is one of the most spectacular hotels in our Renaissance Hotels portfolio.

The newly renovated icon, which sits atop the historic St. Pancras train station,  first opened as the Midland Grand Hotel 135 years to the day of our grand opening celebration on May 5th.

The event was a true Renaissance celebration - including an Rlife LIVE musical performance by British musician, Jamie Cullum.  Rlife LIVE is a unique program put on by the Renaissance brand, which brings live music by well-established and up-and-coming artists to our guests around the world.

Artists like Bruno Mars, Santigold and Robyn are just a few of the names who have performed as part of Rlife LIVE over the past year and a half.  And, this year, guests will be able to catch performances from artists like N.E.R.D., Lenka and Hugo.

Renaissance has truly evolved into a premier lifestyle brand with more than 150 hotels in 30 countries. And St. Pancras is one of many exciting openings for the brand scheduled in the next several months, from exotic locations like Doha to Arlington, Virginia, right in our own backyard.  Come see for yourself.

I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.

Discover an Icon The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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Go Marriott!

Well I am feeling really inspired after seeing the pic of this hotel in London. Simple WOW and there is no wonder if this get featured in any magazine :)
Amazing Stuff.

I just stumbled upon your blog after reading your blog posts wanted to say thanks.i highly appreciate the blogger for doing this effort.

I just stumbled upon your blog after reading your blog posts wanted to say thanks.i highly appreciate the blogger for doing this effort.

Hello! Mr.Marriott! I'm Alexandra,I live in Ukraine.I've seen Your hotels in different countries - they are great.And my surname the same as Your's - Marriott.I wonder if it's just a coincidence...

Dear Mr Marriott,

In the last 20 years , my family always used your hotels no matter where we are in the world. We had multiple time shares too that we share with our families. We had always enjoyed the excellence your staff provided. It's HOME to us when we are abroad. Thank you for great management and leadership of your organization.


I have just returned home after a great stay at this hotel. I have stayed in some good hotels and not so good hotels in London but the Marriott at St Pancras is by far the best. The staff were excelllent, the room excellent and the bed the most comfortable bed ever, were do I buy one from. Thank you Marriott.

Dear Mr.Marriott,

I was always surprise by Marriott's hotel chain and service...Being a professional myself and always wanted to join Marriott hotels I was never fortunate enough to do so. I have to admit that the opening of such a historic hotel was really amazing and having lived in London for 4 years I always walk by this great landmark, and when I noticed that Marriott was refurbishing I said to myself " what better hotel chain to take over such a historic building"

Mr. MARRIOTT just gave us a seminar what is INNOVATION and LEADERSHIP.



Mr. Marriott:

Creativity! How do we have national leaders stating that they only control one half of one third of the federal government hence that is all the control they have? Where is the spectacular, outstanding, salient ability of leaders across every sector?

Or is this a call for the emergence of women leadership, as stated by Her Excellency Ellen Sirleaf Johnson: “ If you are competing with men as professionals, you have to be better than they are … and make sure you get their respect as an equal. It’s been hard. Even when you gain their acceptance, it’s in a male dominated way. They say, Oh, now she’s one of the boys.”

Mr. Marriott when challenges come that is the time to shine with creativity and uniqueness, time to break forth with innovative paradigms. Change the power of the equations.

How did Churchill win the war? That’s leadership.

Are in a leadership crisis and thus in the blaring words of Shakespeare: "All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.”

Which one of Dickens experience are we having, may I ask? “ It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”- Dickens

Leadership, Oh leadership! Thanks for the reminder of bold creativity as you keep Marriott on the Move.