The Waldorf Hilton Unveils Elegant Art Deco Refurbishment of its Adelphi Suite

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    The Waldorf Hilton, London has just completed an £800,000 refurbishment of the Adelphi Suite function room. The revamp of Adelphi is part of a larger, multi-million pound refurbishment project undertaken to continue the hotel’s 1920s character and style. Steeped in history, the large marble columns in the Adelphi Suite, as with many other features of the hotel, are now listed, prohibiting any renovation, however, the rest of the suite has been given a new ‘champagne elegance’ colour palette. A timeless, elegant setting has been created and the art deco influence extends through to the furnishing and fittings.

    The suite boasts stunning bespoke three-tiered chandeliers with polished brass rings and 1920’s flute glass shades; the original wall lights have also been restored (all restoration by Dernier & Hamlyn of course) with fluted glass shades to match. Fan designs, popular in the 1920s, appear in the design of the carpet and are also reflected in the curtain trim.

    Floor to ceiling, fully opening acoustic partitions have been installed to give the room the flexibility of three separate event spaces. In addition to re-upholstered furnishings, the new suite also benefits from a state-of-the art full architectural lighting and AV system, ideal for conferences and events.

    Peter Beckwith, General Manager, The Waldorf Hilton, London said, “The Adelphi Suite marks the start of the 2012 refurbishment plan and continued efforts to provide a high quality, unique setting for all of our guests.

    “The hotel has beautiful architecture and with this in mind, we have endeavoured to recreate the sophistication and style celebrated in the 1920s, which we feel reflects the elegance of the building.”

    The Adelphi Suite has a capacity of 450 and is the ideal location for corporate events, weddings and private receptions.

    The refurbishment of The Adelphi Suite follows in the footsteps of the acclaimed Good Godfrey’s Bar and Lounge refurbishment, which was completed in 2011, and is now one of the most talked about cocktail bars in London.

    Opened in 1908, pre-dating Selfridges, The BBC, The V&A and The Museum of London, The Waldorf Hilton exemplifies great English grandeur. Fox Linton, the interior designer tasked with refurbishing the Adelphi Suite, drew upon the hotel’s rich history and 1920’s glamour as inspiration to reflect the style and elegance of the building’s architecture.

    Daniel Fountain / 21.04.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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