St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London
The eagerly awaited opening of the five-star St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, hit the headlines for all the right reasons.
Costing around £200m to develop, the property was relaunched 138 years to the day it originally opened as the Midland Grand Hotel.
Owned by Harry Handelsman of the Manhattan Loft Corporation, the Grade I-listed building is home to a much-anticipated Gilbert Scott Restaurant from Marcus Wareing.
The hotel’s own kitchens were designed, specified and installed by Hansens.
“We appointed Hansens as the Food and Beverage design team for the new St Pancras hotel, based upon their experience, knowledge and location,” says Chris Wall, Project Manager, RHWL Architects, which led the project since its inception.
“The design and layout of the hotel kitchen areas were particularly challenging due to the age and fabric of the building. Hansens worked with English Heritage, Camden Council, RHWL and a host of other specialist consultants and contractors to see the project through.
“At handover in March 2011, we had found Hansens to be very professional and proactive, delivering the highest standards of workmanship demanded by this complex project. Working with kitchen specialists who understand not only the construction industry, but also the hospitality industry, was very helpful.
“We recommend Hansens and would be more than happy to work with them again.”
Also including a Victorian tiled pool with spa, one of the largest Royal Suites in the capital and a traditional barber shop, the St Pancras Renaissance features 245-bedrooms.
Restaurant facilities include the Booking Office Bar & Restaurant, offering an all-day menu and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also featured here are an array of punches and mixed drinks recreated from lost recipes from the Victorian era.
Specially Selected Equipment
Charvet prime cooking equipment, including chargrills, grills, solid top and open gas burner ranges, boiling pans and bratt pans. Hansens chooses Charvet because it manufactures high-power, high quality, competitively priced, very tough and durable equipment selected for this heavy duty application.
EAIS (East Anglian Installation Systems) provided the coldroom, kitchen & dry-store storage equipment and all shelving. It’s easy to overlook this aspect of the kitchen but we know from experience how well EAIS kit stands up to kitchen wear and tear.
Foster Coldstores provided a very neat bulk refrigeration solution, which are fitted throughout the hotel. Externally clad in stainless steel, their coldrooms are tough and hygienic and features Foster’s highly efficient, reliable and energy-saving remote compressor units.
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