The Chester Grosvenor and its predecessors, The Golden Talbot and The Royal, have played a leading part in the social, cultural and political life of the city.
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.