Hilton London Heathrow Airport is set to unveil an “exciting new look” once it reopens its doors to guests, following a £3m refurbishment currently underway at the site.
The transformation will enhance the hotel’s large open lobby and natural light, to create a “nature-inspired” experience, according to Hilton.
The design, based around the concept of “view from above”, will feature an oversized chandelier and a number of living plant installations, while designers have used a muted colour palette and “unfussy” furnishings to give the public spaces a “comfortable, urban and modern feel”.
At the time of the unveiling this spring, visitors will also be able to experience the new restaurant concept, OXBO, which will have three different outlets at the hotel.
The new food and beverage concept has been created with a sustainability ethos, with “respect for the land and for agricultural heritage” noted as the inspirations behind the menu.
The hotel is one of the first Hilton hotels to roll out OXBO, where guests will be offered a variety of options at an OXBO Café, OXBO Bar and OXBO kitchen, each with different food and drink menus available day and night.
The new food outlets will offer food on the go, informal sharing plates, and hearty, traditional favourites, with the emphasis on responsibly sourced ingredients.
The hotel is also extending its options for conference and events organisers, once gatherings are allowed to be held again.
In addition to its existing 15 meeting rooms, which can cater for up to 300 people, the hotel has also created the new Concorde Exhibition space, which has floor to ceiling windows and can accommodate up to 170 people.
The hotel is now also offering Hilton’s new EventReady Hybrid Solutions, which gives event planners an additional tool to organise events for up to 20 people going forward and the ability to connect more event participants remotely.
Oliver Stockland, general manager at the hotel, said he was looking forward to unveiling the completed refurbishment, adding: “The hotel is well known for its first class customer service and the new look will certainly enhance the customer experience.
“We’ve made the most of the fantastic space we have here and created a contemporary, stylish look which we are confident will be well received by all of our guests. We can’t wait for them to experience it for themselves.”