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Principal London announces opening

Principal London

Principal has announced that its new flagship London property in Russell Square will open in early 2018 following an extensive renovation and restoration project.

Formerly known as the Hotel Russell, the Grade II*-listed property will consist of 334 guest rooms, two restaurants, bar and coffee house, as well as a selection of meeting and event spaces.

Dining options at the hotel include the restored Palm Court, as well as Neptune, which is being developed in partnership with award-winning chef Brett Redman and restaurateur Margaret Crow. For drinks, guests can choose from Fitz’s cocktail bar and Burr & Co, which will be a coffee house by day and wine bar by night.

The original listed ballroom will be fully restored and will accommodate up to 450 guests. There will be eight additional meet and event spaces that range in capacity from six to 90 people.

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