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The structure that houses The Royal Horseguards Hotel, overlooking the River Thames, was originally built in the late 1880s and was designed by Archer & Green in the style of a French chateau. In 2008, Guoman Hotels took over the hotel and spent millions refurbishing it to its Victorian elegance and adding contemporary touches. Throughout the hotel, guests will find chandeliers, high ceilings, fireplaces, detailed woodwork, hand-picked artwork with horse themes, and lavish furnishings. European stone and marble throughout the hotel adds to the luxurious atmosphere of The Royal Horseguards Hotel.
The Royal Horseguards Hotel is very British in its design style. It's a common, iconic image of London: Victorian beauty, handsome and smart. Originally built as apartments in 1884 in the style of a French chateau, the building is now a Grade 1 listed hotel. Rooms blend traditional British elegance (uncluttered, dark wood, large windows) with contemporary luxury and technology (laptop plug in the safe, television embedded into the bathroom wall an arm's length from the bathtub). A recent refurbishment added contemporary touches and pops of color while retaining the hotel’s traditional bones.