"a directory at the Berkeley"
by cm

The luxurious Berkeley Hotel stood on the corner of Piccadilly and Berkeley St, opposite the site of the coming Ritz.  It was undergoing extensive remodelling at the time of Dracula's publication:

in the year of grace ‘97 the old hotel was much altered, the restaurant almost doubled in size, and the Berkeley may now, in its latest development, be said to be the blonde beauty among London hotels.

- Lieut.-Col. Newnham-Davis, 1899

 

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 It was purchased by Richard D’Oyly Carte in 1900, becoming part of the Savoy Group.  In 1972, the Berkeley moved to a new building in Knightsbridge.