Grand Hotel 

The Iron Room

A photograph of the Grand Hotel in Birmingham, c.1895, Warwickshire Photographic Survey [Ref. WK B11/5625]

Overlooking St. Philip’s Church, the refurbished Grand Hotel on Colmore Row reopened in May 2021 having been closed since 2002.  

Map of St Philip’s Square and Colmore Row, showing the Grand Hotel at the top on the left, 1889 [Ref. Warwickshire XIV.5.7]

Starting construction in 1876, the original architect was Thomson Plevins who also designed several buildings on Colmore Row, along with the Midland Hotel (now called The Burlington Hotel) on New Street.  

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