19 OCTOBER 2015


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Article from BTNews 19 OCTOBER 2015

£13.5m facelift at the Waldorf

One of London’s best–known hotels, the Waldorf Hilton in Aldwych, has been given a £13.5 million renovation to restore the Edwardian and 1920s style that made it famous.

The property opened in 1908 and is a Grade II listed building. Completed in phases, the renovation covered all 298 guestrooms, seven meeting rooms and event spaces, including the iconic Palm Court, Good Godfrey’s Bar, the Adelphi Suite and the Executive Boardroom.

Guestrooms feature bespoke furniture, 1920s-style antique brass metalwork and silver-leaf mirrors as well as modern touches like free wi-fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. 

The showpiece Adelphi Suite function space has been given a new colour palette with bespoke chandeliers with 1920s flute-glass shades. The original wall lights have been restored to match, while fan designs, popular in the era, are reflected in the carpet design and curtain trim.  

Originally the gentlemen's smoking room and bar, the listed Executive Boardroom has been restored and converted to a classical boardroom with traditional fireplaces and oil paintings.

The Palm Court, a hotspot for dancing and socialising since the hotel opened, has been restored with features like the historic black clock, lanterns, columns, cornicing and balustrades brought back to life.  www.waldorfhilton.com


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