Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Kensington Palace Hotel

From Graces Guide
September 1962.

1954 The name of Kensington Palace Mansions Ltd was changed to Kensington Palace Hotel Ltd, reflecting the name by which most patrons knew the hotel[1]

1960 Acquired 60 percent interest in Securicor Ltd for investment purposes. Acquired Night Security Ltd to run in conjunction with Securicor[2]; also owned the Grand Hotel, Folkestone[3]

By 1963 was a subsidiary of Associated Hotels[4]

By the mid-1960s the Securicor subsidiary was earning more than the hotel part of the business.

1970 Took a lease on the new Arlington Court Hotel at Heathrow

1973 Kensington Palace Hotel Ltd and Associated Hotels sold all their hotels to Maxwell Joseph's Norfolk Hotels Group; as well as the Kensington Palace, the hotels included the Shaftesbury, the Prince of Wales, and the Eccleston[5]. Associated Hotels was renamed Securicor; its quoted subsidiary Kensington Palace Hotel was renamed Security Services[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jan. 29, 1954
  2. The Times May 5, 1960
  3. The Times Jan. 19, 1961
  4. The Times Jan. 10, 1963
  5. The Times June 23, 1973
  6. The Times Aug. 9, 1973