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Hotel Cecil

 

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  • The Cecil Hotel was the largest hotel in the world on opening beating the Grand Midland Hotel at St Pancas Station.
  • Funding of the building, which was developed by Jabez Balfour, a leading liberal politician, resulted in a scandal that saw the collapse of the Liberator Building Society in 1892. Balfour fled to Argentina and was arrested three years later, extradited back to England and jailed for fraud.
  • Despite the collapse of the developer during construction, the project was rescued and the hotel was a popular location all the way up until it was demolished.
  • In the 1920s the Hotel Cecil had the largest banqueting accommodation in London and was capable of hosting 600 diners in the Grand Hall, 350 diners and 500 dancers in in the Victoria Hall, and 200 diners and 350 dancers in the Prince's Hall.

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Architect
Perry & Reed

Reference Data

Reference No.
4486
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
18-11-2014
 

Building Location

Address
80 Strand, London. WC2
Council
Westminster
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Demolished
Proposal date
1885
Construction start date
1890
Completion date
1896
Demolition Date
1930
Style
Neo Classical

Roof Height (AGL)
51.00 *

Total Floors (O.G)
9

Market Data

Primary Use
Hotel
Secondary Use
Retail

Hotel Rooms
600

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* Estimated Height