Royal Horseguards Hotel

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The Royal Horseguards Hotel
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Whitehall Court
Hotel chain Guoman Hotels
General information
Location London, England
Address2 Whitehall Court
Coordinates 51°30′20″N0°07′28″W / 51.5055°N 0.1244°W / 51.5055; -0.1244 Coordinates: 51°30′20″N0°07′28″W / 51.5055°N 0.1244°W / 51.5055; -0.1244
Opening1884, Building erected
1971, Converted to hotel
2008, Became a Guoman hotel
Owner Thistle Hotels
Management Guoman Hotels
Technical details
Floor count9
Other information
Number of rooms282
Number of restaurants2

The Royal Horseguards Hotel is a London hotel situated in the area of Whitehall. It is operated by Guoman Hotels, a subsidiary of Thistle Hotels.



Whitehall Court as seen from South Bank. Whitehall Court Mars 2014.jpg
Whitehall Court as seen from South Bank.

The building is the centre section of Whitehall Court which was designed by Thomas Archer and A. Green and constructed as a block of luxury residential apartments in 1884. [1] The building's construction was the centrepiece of an elaborate pyramid scheme for fraud by the Liberal MP and property developer Jabez Balfour, through the Liberator Building Society which he controlled. In 1892 the Society collapsed, leaving thousands of investors penniless. Instead of advancing money to home buyers, the Society had advanced money to property companies to buy properties owned by Balfour, at a high price. [2] [3] It achieved its listed building status due to its architecture, which is modelled on a French chateau. [1]

The centre section of Whitehall Court was converted to a hotel in 1971 and acquired by Guoman Hotels in 2008. [4] It underwent a £20 million refurbishment at that time. [4]

Media appearances

The World Branding Awards was held at One Whitehall Place, the events building of the Royal Horseguards Hotel, in 2014. [5]


The hotel is in Central London, just off the Embankment and Whitehall and near Trafalgar Square. The nearest tube station is Embankment and the nearest railway station is Charing Cross. [6]

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