It may have only been weeks ago that Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise was staying at the venue while filming Mission Impossible 7 in the city, but The Grand Hotel Birmingham has once again been graced by famous faces as it officially reopened this week.

On Wednesday, VIP guests from the worlds of property, art, film, fashion and television gathered to celebrate the reopening of the hotel after it recently underwent a £45 million restoration and refurbishment.

The hotel opened its doors to the public on Tuesday 18 May but initially held back on formal celebrations due to pandemic and lockdown restrictions; which have since been eased.

The gaggle of celebrities attending the launch included music artist Sophie Ellis-Bextor, DJ Fat Tony, Jodie Harsh, Roxy Horner, Lottie Moss, Amy Jackson, Joe Lycett, Lauren Crace and Birmingham Royal Ballet director Carlos Acosta.

Local Michelin chef Glynn Purnell was also in attendance along with Kray Treadwell, Sophia Smith, Aktar Islam, Marverine Cole, Callum Mullin and Iga Wysocka.

Grand Hotel Birmingham has 185 guest rooms and suites Adam Yosef
Grand Hotel Birmingham has 185 guest rooms and suites

According to the hotel, “guests were greeted with Perrier Jouet champagne on arrival. The evening featured supper in Isaac’s, the New York style brasserie where chilli avocado dip, chicken wings and fried mushroom ‘calamari’ were served to start. This was followed by a choice of burger, Beyond Meat burger and fried buttermilk chicken.

“The party started with the first of many performances, in the glamorous cocktail bar Madeleine’s. Guests then relocated to the ballroom to enjoy a DJ set from Jodie Harsh which then went into a performance from Sophie Ellis-Bextor.”

The well-known personalities later made their way back to Isaac’s to enjoy an after-party featuring sets from Friendly Fires and DJ Fat Tony, with a bit of  corridor karaoke and photo booth action too, apparently.

Grand Hotel Birmingham is located in leafy Colmore RowAdam Yosef
Grand Hotel Birmingham is located in leafy Colmore Row

Grand Hotel Birmingham 

Housed in one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings on Colmore Row, The Grand Hotel is a Grade II listed building which sits neatly in the shadow of St. Philip’s Cathedral.

Retaining the building’s French Renaissance exterior, Victorian and Arts & Crafts features the restoration also includes a new penthouse suite with spectacular views across St Phillip’s Cathedral and the city beyond. The interior design reflects the passion and spirit of contemporary Birmingham, whilst paying homage to the building’s stunning original features and history.

Guests can stay in one of the hotel’s 185 guest rooms and suites; meet and drink in Madeleine, the hotel’s glamorous cocktail bar where Afternoon Tea is also served; or book a table in Isaac’s, the New-York inspired brasserie-style restaurant.


Here’s photos from the Grand Hotel Birmingham official launch:


#1  Amy Jackson

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Amy Jackson attends the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham on September 9, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)Grand Hotel Birmingham / Getty Images

#2  Roxy Horner

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Roxy Horner attends the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham on September 9, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)Grand Hotel Birmingham / Getty Images

#3  Lottie Moss

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Lottie Moss attends the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham on September 9, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)Grand Hotel Birmingham / Getty Images

#4  Roxy Horner and Amy Jackson

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Roxy Horner and Amy Jackson attend the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham on September 9, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)Grand Hotel Birmingham / Getty Images

#5  Lauren Crace

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Lauren Crace attends the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham on September 9, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)Grand Hotel Birmingham / Getty Images

#6  Jodie Harsh

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Jodie Harsh attends the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham on September 9, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)Grand Hotel Birmingham / Getty Images

#7  Joe Lycett and partner

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Joe Lycett and partner attend the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham on September 9, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)Grand Hotel Birmingham / Getty Images

#8  Emily J O’Donnell

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Emily J O'Donnell attends the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham on September 9, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)Grand Hotel Birmingham / Getty Images

#9  Sophie Ellis-Bextor 

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Sophie Ellis-Bextor attends the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham on September 9, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)Grand Hotel Birmingham / Getty Images

#10  Iga Wysock

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Iga Wysocka performs attends the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham on September 9, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)Grand Hotel Birmingham / Getty Images

#11  Sophie Ellis-Bextor

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Sophie Ellis Bexter performs on stage at the launch party for the Grand Hotel Birmingham on September 9, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Grand Hotel Birmingham)Grand Hotel Birmingham / Getty Images

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