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The Waldorf unveils 100 refurbished rooms.
Just last month The Waldorf Hilton announced a revival of its famous Tango Teas from the 1920s and the hotel now has more news. It has unveiled 100 rooms which have all been given a very expensive facelift. The work is part of a £11.5 million refurbishment and I have to say I’m pretty pleased since the old interiors were looking and feeling slightly dated.
The news follows the refurb last year of Good Godfrey’s bar, the lobby bar named after Howard Godfrey, the former celebrity leader of the hotel’s resident band. The Adelphi Suite was also recently restored back to its 1920s grandeur whilst installing modern technology to create a more up to date conference centre. It’s not easy to renovate a hotel which is 104 years old, as many of the features can’t be changed or moved; but the team behind the interior design seems to have done an excellent job.
The new rooms have retained an art deco feel with neutral colours to create a relaxing atmosphere and monochrome bathrooms to add character to perhaps the most iconic Hilton in London. Located on Aldwych, the hotel is in a great location with Covent Garden on its doorstep and the South Bank a short walk away. But it has tough competition with nearby One Aldwych (the hotel’s Indigo Restaurant was recently reviewed on this blog), which may be another reason why The Waldorf needed to up its game.
Photo credit: Waldorf Hilton.