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Take a look at our exclusive insider on The Grand Hotel Birmingham’s lavish VIP Reopening Party

Retaining the building’s French Renaissance exterior, Victorian and Arts & Crafts features the restoration also includes a new penthouse suite with spectacular views across St Phillip’s Cathedral and the city beyond. The interior design reflects the passion and spirit of contemporary Birmingham, whilst paying homage to the building’s stunning original features and history.

Last night VIP guests from the worlds of property, art, film, fashion and television gathered to celebrate the reopening of The Grand Hotel Birmingham. The hotel recently underwent £45 million worth of restoration and refurbishment. Housed in one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings on Colmore Row, The Grand Hotel Birmingham is a Grade II* listed building.

Roxy Horner and Amy Jackson attend the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)

Attendees included; Sophie Ellis-Bextor, DJ Fat Tony, Jodie Harsh, Roxy Horner, Lottie Moss, Amy Jackson, Joe Lycett, Lauren Crace, Carlos Acosta, Glynn Purnell, Kray Treadwell, Sophia Smith, Aktar Islam, Marverine Cole, Callum Mullin and Iga Wysocka.

Emily J O’Donnell attends the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)

On arrival, guests were greeted with Perrier Jouet champagne. The evening featured supper in Isaac’s, the New York-style brasserie where chilli avocado dip, chicken wings and fried mushroom ‘calamari’ were served to start. This was followed by a choice of burger, Beyond Meat burger and fried buttermilk chicken. 

Jodie Harsh attends the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)

The party started with the first of many performances, in the glamorous cocktail bar Madeleine’s. Guests then relocated to the ballroom to enjoy a DJ set from Jodie Harsh which then went into a performance from Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Guests made their way back down to Isaac’s to enjoy the after-party featuring a set from Friendly Fires followed by DJ Fat Tony.  Additionally, guests enjoyed corridor karaoke and had fun taking pictures in the photobooth.

Guests can stay in one of the hotel’s 185 guest rooms and suites; meet and drink in Madeleine, the hotel’s glamorous cocktail bar where Afternoon Tea is also served; or book a table in Isaac’s, the New-York inspired brasserie-style restaurant.
Room rates are from £129, to book a hotel accommodation or a table in Madeleine, visit thegrandhotelbirmingham.co.uk

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