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Renaissance St. Pancras, London, UK [Master Thread]

Old Nov 30, 19, 4:02 pm
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Opens at 7am until 10pm
Clubs Breakfast : Weekdays : 7am-11am, Weekends: 7am-12pm
Clubs Pre-Dinner Snacks : Daily : 5:30pm-7:30pm Hot snacks, Cold snacks, and dessert buffet including complimentary house spirits.

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Renaissance St. Pancras, London, UK [Master Thread]

Old Jun 19, 12, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by billycwhatup
Great pictures.

Two questions...

1. Anyone know that the hotel was in the pre-Renaissance days?
2. Any tales of platinum treatment? Upgrades?

Thinking about going with family (wife and two young kids) and would love to get a sense of the upgrade probability. Thansk.
Some answers:

1. The prior to 2010/2011, the hotel was used as offices for the rail station.

2. I was with another Plat member, both of us were upgraded from the less expensive twin/queen bed room to a king. As for being upgraded to a Chambers suite, the chances are slim-to-none as the hotel only has 38 of those types of suites.
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Old Jun 19, 12, 5:11 am
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Thanks for the reply. Still seems like booking a room the lowest rate could yield a decent draw. Thanks.
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Old Jun 19, 12, 8:47 am
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My Plat Premier experience is that I've had a chambers upgrade on 9 out of 10 stays here with an effusive apologies for only getting a Barlow room on the 10th.

I have to fight off the front desk who want to call the guest relations butler who will escort you to your Chambers room / suite and show you how everything works.
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Old Jun 19, 12, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by billycwhatup
Great pictures.


2. Any tales of platinum treatment? Upgrades?

Thinking about going with family (wife and two young kids) and would love to get a sense of the upgrade probability. Thansk.
There's actually a very lengthy thread re: this property with multiple reports of experiences by Gold & Plats. Do a quick search.

Cheers.
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Old Jun 19, 12, 11:31 am
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I've had 2 upgrades to Chambers rooms out of 3 stays (all on points).

Note that not all the Chambers rooms are really suites. The last upgrade I had was to a much smaller room - smaller than most 'normal' rooms, and no way a suite. This was overlooking the station rather than Euston road.

The other thing I like is the direct access to the lounge from the Chambers rooms. Great to sneak off with a glass of wine at midnight
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Old Jun 19, 12, 11:19 pm
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No apologize needed. Great pictures. Thank you. Will definitely stay there next time in London.
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Old Jun 20, 12, 1:20 am
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The hotel was formerly the Midland Grand Hotel as part of St Pancras station which closed in 1935 and was used as railway offices until the 1980's. These were then closed and it was disused until renovation and re-opening.
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Old Jun 20, 12, 1:39 am
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Originally Posted by GlennTheBaker
The hotel was formerly the Midland Grand Hotel as part of St Pancras station which closed in 1935 and was used as railway offices until the 1980's. These were then closed and it was disused until renovation and re-opening.
Apart from 19th April 1996 when the Spice Girls used it to film a video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ
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Old Jun 20, 12, 7:50 pm
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Beautiful! It's an incentive for me to keep my platinum status- hope to get there someday.
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Old Jun 21, 12, 10:02 am
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THis looks really great, thanks. Going to London after Olympics stuff dies down and think Chambers room will be neat experience based on your input.
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Old Jun 21, 12, 12:49 pm
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Great photos. Looking forward to our visit at the end of October.

Quick question. Is the tea served in the Chambers Lounge a formal afternoon tea as one might get in a restaurant or is it pretty much just laying out there for you to help yourself?
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Old Jun 21, 12, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by michelin
Great photos. Looking forward to our visit at the end of October.

Quick question. Is the tea served in the Chambers Lounge a formal afternoon tea as one might get in a restaurant or is it pretty much just laying out there for you to help yourself?
It is more formal than having them lay it out for you, but less formal than say, having tea at the Ritz. They do proper tea, cucumber sandwiches, etc. It is pretty good in my opinion.
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Old Jan 19, 13, 6:23 am
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How long of a tube ride to some of the tourist attractions a first time would want to see? Big Bend, National Gallery, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, British Museum to name a few.

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Old Jan 19, 13, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by apodo77
How long of a tube ride to some of the tourist attractions?
Since tourist attractions are all over London, you'll need to be a bit more specific to get an answer

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Old Jan 19, 13, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by SkiAdcock
Since tourist attractions are all over London, you'll need to be a bit more specific to get an answer

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Not sure what happened as I typed out a few of them.
Big Bend, National Gallery, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, British Museum and others a first time would want to see in London.
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