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A Quick Overview of The Connaught Hotel
The Connaught in Mayfair, central London, is a five star hotel, located in Carlos Place, Mayfair.
- The hotel first opened in 1815 as the Prince of Saxe Coburg Hotel, an offshoot of a hotel opened by Alexander Grillon in Albemarle Street, Mayfair, and was originally a pair of Georgian houses in Charles Street, near Grosvenor Square.
- The Duke of Westminster decided to redevelop the area, and the street was changed, becoming Carlos Place.
- In 1892 Scorrier, the owner, applied to rebuild the hotel although work did not start until two years later, when the original houses were demolished.