London’s historic Waldorf Hotel has been given a £30 million contemporary new look by its owners Hilton International.
Purchased by Hilton a year ago, the hotel ? now called the Waldorf Hilton – has been undergoing a gradual renovation of all its public areas and its 300 bedrooms.
Divided into two themes ? Contemporary and Design ? all the bedrooms now have Ligne Roset beds, pique linen, plasma screen TVs, power showers and high-speed internet access. Vast illuminated artbox headboards, commissioned and created by Peter Millard, dominate each room.
A spokeswoman said technology and meticulous detailing has been used to create a minimalist environment.
?The objective was to maximise the use of space by providing glass interiors between bedroom and bathroom, mirrored doors and glass case goods,? she said.
?Each room features a modern interpretation of the traditional valet stand made of polished aluminium, timber, stainless steel and retractable brass breastplate.?
A new restaurant, Homage, has been created by Roy Ackerman in the style of the Grand Cafes of Europe and will serve meals all day, from breakfast to dinner.
To read an exclusive review of the hotel, watch out for the March 2005 edition of Business Traveller.