The newly renovated St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, UK, is scheduled to open in May 2011.

The hotel was closed in 1935, but the building has been used as offices for a local railway.

The renovation cost $235.5m, which includes restoring the hotel’s original features including the grand staircase, the ladies’ smoking room and the vaulted ceilings.

The 245-room hotel will be operated by Marriott International and will retain 38 Victorian suites from the original building.

The renovation also includes an 111,483m² extension, according to The Wall Street Journal.