2015 celebrates the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of The Chester Grosvenor.
Richard, second Marquess of Westminster, saw a need in an expanding city for a larger and grander hotel than the existing Golden Talbot.
It soon became one of the most celebrated hotels in the country, deemed fit for a future king with the visit of Edward, Prince of Wales just a few years after opening.
From Tudor Inn and political headquarters in bawdy Hanovarian days to a glittering mecca for the Regency and Victorian County set and on through the prosperous Edwardian era, The Chester Grosvenor has become one of Britain's leading international hotels.
Throughout the 20th century, under the Grosvenor family's careful eye, the hotel has earned a reputation as a proud bastion of tradition and taste. That reputation, and the patronage of the rich and famous it has attracted, has transformed a mere hotel into an institution.