Five major hotel openings

Principal London is one of the many meetings and events venues viewed by Grass Roots venue consultants.

These stunning properties provide fresh options for high quality corporate meetings and events.
A combination of refurbished, iconic buildings and brand new constructions foster innovative ideas in characterful spaces.


The Fontenay, Hamburg

Bedrooms 130 
Meeting rooms
Maximum capacity 349

Lake Alster is the setting for this stylish, designer hotel in the middle of Hamburg. Described as a resort in a town, all the rooms have views across the lake, park or Rotherbaum district. A striking round foyer forms the heart of the Fontenay meetings and events offering, with four spaces surrounding it, flooded with day light and enhanced by high ceilings. A really exciting property and open for business.


Lutetia, Paris

Bedrooms 184 
Meeting rooms 6 
Maximum capacity 300

Saint Germain, on the Left Bank, is home to this spectacular building, combining art deco and art nouveau. Completely refurbished and reopening very soon, the Lutetia will have a mix of restaurants, bars and lounges throughout the ground floor - including the Brasserie under the supervision of three Michelin starred chef Gerald Passedat. 700sqm of banqueting space includes meeting rooms and the Salon Cristal ballroom for up to 300 people. 


Rosewood Hong Kong

Bedrooms 413 
Meeting rooms to be confirmed 
Maximum capacity  to be confirmed 

Positioned as an 'ultra-luxury' hotel, the Rosewood Hong Kong is opening in winter 2018 and will take 43 floors of a multi-use tower overlooking the Victoria Harbour. Eight dining options, The Pavilion high end meeting and events space, and premium guest rooms are what's on offer. 


Principal London

Bedrooms 334 
Meeting rooms 9 
Maximum capacity 450

A long-awaited opening; this Grade II* listed hotel has been lovingly restored. The property occupies the eastern flank of Russell Square, with parking on Bloomsbury Square and access to the Piccadilly line. Meeting space is plentiful with eight meeting and event spaces, plus Charles Fitzroy Doll’s original ballroom with space for 450 people. 


Vintry & Mercer, London

Bedrooms 92 
Meeting rooms 3
Maximum capacity 28

Nestled at the heart of the City, on Garlick Hill, round the corner from St Paul's, comes a brand new hotel, focused on contemporary design and sophisticated surroundings. A range of rooms and suites, with three private rooms on the lower ground floor, in a secluded, quiet part of the building. These three rooms will be ideal for dinner, drinks, or business meetings, and this hotel will be a welcome arrival to the City scene.


About the author

Danielle Deakin

Danielle Deakin is commercial team executive at Grass Roots Meetings & Events. She began her career at Hilton Worldwide and then joined Grass Roots HBI in 2010. Promotion to senior consultant followed before she moved to the commercial department. Danielle uses her longstanding experience to evaluate and communicate worldwide venue openings.

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