SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 01, 2011 15:24 ET

St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel Is Offering Discounted Tickets to the 'Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination' Exhibit at the British Library

This Luxury Hotel Deal in London Is Available Now Through 13 March 2012

LONDON--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - Experience the Royal collection of illuminated manuscripts and journey back in time with the colorful histories, genealogies, bibles, scientific works and other manuscripts that so beautifully recorded England between the ninth and 16th centuries with special deals on London hotels that include tickets to the renowned "Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination" exhibit at the British Library.

Offering the finest of luxury hotel accommodations in London, England and conveniently located next door to the famed British Library, the magnificent St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel has joined forces with the library to provide guests with discounted tickets by simply presenting their key upon arrival at the British Library ticket office. Through this exciting deal hotel guests will receive £2 off Adult tickets (normally £9) and Over 60s tickets (normally £7). After visiting the library, visitors to the exhibition will receive a 15% discount off their total bill in the hotel's Booking Office Bar on presentation of their ticket / ticket stub.

The British Library's "Royal" collection contains medieval and Renaissance manuscripts amassed over 700 years. Works contained in this exhibit include pieces that give an indication of royal identity, moral and religious beliefs, learning and international politics. Highlights include the "Book of Hours" which was made for Margaret Beauchamp, grandmother of Henry VII; maps of an itinerary from London to Apulia and to the Holy land, and the 'Shrewsbury Book' presented to Margaret of Anjou upon her marriage to Henry VI in 1445.

As part of its magnificent rejuvenation, the St. Pancras luxury hotel in London features a large, oil on canvas painting in the niche at the top of the Grand Staircase on the first floor of the hotel based on the illustration "Lovers in the Walled Garden of Sir Mirth," a featured piece in the Illuminated Manuscript, Roman de la Rose. The original work makes its home next door in the British Library, and while the Illuminated Manuscript is not a "Royal Manuscript" and therefore is not included in the exhibition, there is a major effort underway to move the Roman de la Rose into the permanent treasures gallery at the library.

Library visitors can take advantage of this money saving offer through March 13, 2012 and add to their overall London experience with accommodations at this elegant choice among luxury boutique hotels in London. Each guest room at the St. Pancras has been meticulously restored to reflect the timeless beauty for which it became famous upon its original opening in 1873 as the renowned Midland Grand Hotel.

Travelers may book accommodations online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lonpr-st-pancras-renaissance-london-hotel/ or by calling 1-800-228-9290 for reservation.

About the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
The St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel is a romantic wonder that has come back to life after years of dedication restoration. Featuring Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings and a breathtakingly beautiful grand staircase, the hotel revels in the grandeur of days past while celebrating the innovation of modern times. As a "must stay" destination for a truly memorable London experience, the St. Pancras welcomes travelers with five-star luxury and world-class service.

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