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Corinthia Hotel London

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Published on:  2020-04-28 20:40:00

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This is a luxury hotel and former British Government building, located on a triangular site between Trafalgar Square and the Thames Embankment. Originally built as the Metropole Hotel, its location close to the Palace of Westminster and government offices in Whitehall meant it was commandeered in both world wars. After the Second World War, it was purchased by the Ministry of Defence and used as government offices until it was declared surplus to requirements and sold by Crown Estates in 2007. It was then restored as a hotel and renamed the Corinthia Hotel London, a combination hotel and residential building. Construction was started in 1883 and the hotel opened in 1885. The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII entertained guests at the hotel on various occasions, having a reserved box in the ballroom and using the Royal Suite.

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