Spanish company Marugal Distinctive Hotel Management announced its arrival in the United Kingdom with the addition of The Great Northern Hotel to its portfolio of managed hotels, a Tribute Portfolio. And theThis establishment stands proudly in the iconic London building, next to King’s Cross station. And very close to Coal Drops Yard, a newly established major shopping complex in the British capital. Founded in 2004 by Pablo Carrington, Marugal specializes in developing, launching and managing independent and unique hotels, with a portfolio so far of nine establishments in Spain and France.
The building that houses the hotel was originally designed in 1854
Regarding his arrival in London, Carrington notes: “It’s a location outside of the typical locations, in an area of the city that might be attractive to locals, just like the URSO Hotel in Madrid, For example. Kings Cross is a great area of the city, where significant investments have been made in recent years; What I love most is that it is now an amazing mix of Victorian glamor, luxurious post-industrial buildings, stylish restaurants and great shopping. “Something truly authentic, that fits perfectly with our philosophy of creating unique hotels. We are pleased to work with Entriva Capital on this project, as well as other development that we are conducting with them on the Costa del Sol; Together with the hotel team, we are looking forward to making the Great Northern Hotel what it deserves to be: the heart of King’s Cross. “
The building that houses the hotel was originally designed in 1854 by Kings Cross Station architect, Louis Cobet. The Great Northern Hotel It began its journey in 2013, after a complete renovation that preserved the timeless elegance of this buildingFrom its impressive façade to its 88 elegant rooms. Starting this month, Marugal will be responsible for overseeing the renovation that is being carried out in the public areas and at the bar at street level, as well as creating a new exclusive lounge for guests. The hotel’s award-winning Plum + Spilled Milk restaurant will continue to focus on the modern British cuisine proposal; Here, the hotel manager will work closely with the chef to develop new menus and ensure that the products used come from local suppliers. All these adjustments are expected to be completed in time for the hotel’s opening this spring (in line with UK government expectations).