Renovation work on the hotel on Aldwych, which opened in 1908, started in 2011 and has been carried out in phases with all 298 bedrooms, its bar, restaurant, meeting and event rooms given an overhaul.
Design company Fox Linton Associates were commissioned to redesign the hotel's bedrooms which have been inspired by the 1920s and feature pastel colours, antique brass metalwork, silver-leaf and mirrors. Bathrooms feature white ceramic tiles, black trim and nickel fittings to also reflect the style of the 1920s.
F&B and functions
The hotel's food and beverage areas have also been refurbished with Good Godfrey's Bar & Lounge, a part of the hotel since 2011 given a new look. Named after the bandleader of the Waldorf house band in the 1920s - Howard Godfrey - it features antiqued mirrors and a marble, chrome and granite bar.
Palm Court, a ballroom used since the 1908 to host events, has also been restored to its former Edwardian glory with many original features such as its black clock, lanterns, columns and cornicing brought back to life as has the interior of the Adelphi Suite, which was completed in 2012 and now boasts bespoke 1920s style chandeliers and a fan design from the era through the carpets and curtains. It also features a new architectural and lighting system.
The Waldorf Hilton general manager Alison Palin said: “Every element of this landmark refurbishment has been taken into careful consideration. The attention to detail to ensure that the feel and grandeur of the 1920s remains instilled in the iconic hotel has been top priority – it first opened its doors in 1908 and, although times have changed, the style and elegance of days gone by has remained for guests to enjoy.
"The Waldorf Hilton has been a stalwart fixture of the West End, providing guests with superb service and elegance, for 107 years. This renovation will ensure that it continues to do so, in true Edwardian style, for many years to come.”