The Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria has launched ‘An Evening of High Tease‘ with special guest, burlesque dancer Bettsie Bon Bon, to celebrate the final stages of the Hotel`s multi-million pound refurbishment and the grand opening of its new Victorian Lounge.
Dubbed the `Victorian Parlour`, the Lounge has been tastefully redecorated by interior designer Lorna Griffiths of STS Design, and combines tranquil hues of pale green and gold with beautiful chandeliers, exotic palms, Asian-inspired screens and designer furniture. Portraits of powerful, inspirational women of a bygone era take centre stage, including the first ever female MP, Nancy Astor, and the Hotel`s most famous former visitor, the Parisian Courtesan, Cora Pearl.
Cora Pearl, one of the most scandalous women of her generation, is inexorably tied to The Grosvenor Hotel. Arriving in London in the 1870s, Cora booked an entire floor of the Hotel for herself, her jewellery, her animals and her entourage. However, when news of her illicit behaviour reached the Hotel`s General Manager, she was thrown out and forced to return to Paris.
As the ultimate apology, and to pay homage to the would-be former guest, The Grosvenor Hotel has created ‘The Courtesan’s Boudoir – The Cora Pearl Suite‘ an opulent Suite, complete with infinity bath, personal butler and fine dining.
The new monthly night – ‘An Evening of High Tease’ – is available from only £65 per person from 20th December and combines a welcome cocktail, a champagne evening tea and performances by Bettsie Bon Bon. Those looking to prolong the Victorian splendour can enjoy an indulgent ‘Weekend of High Tease’ available on group bookings from £199 per person per night.
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