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Pick a Name: London’s Waldorf Hilton Redesigns In Hilton Style

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October 31, 2012 at 9:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

Well how about that? We pondered last month when London's Waldorf Hilton would finally begin the (in our eyes) much needed overhaul of its guestrooms, and it looks like our wish is being granted!

The first 100 rooms have been stripped of the “Art+Tech” design, left over from the time Le Méridien managed the hotel, and have now changed their stripes.

But, let's have a reminder of what it looks like today, shall we?

We're not feeling the non-renovated rooms. How about you?

Tell you what, whatever that thing is in the corner of the orig rooms would scare the bejeezus out of us in the middle of the night. It's just. We can't even. Make it stop.

Still, the refurbishment aims to bring back the Edwardian heritage of the 104-year old hotel, which feels much more apropos to us, and reminds us of what we saw at the Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington – with slightly less exuberant headboards. And yes, bathrooms have been given a redesign as well.

The Waldorf Hilton has restored the Adelphi Suite (a function space) and Good Godfrey’s Bar with its first hundred rooms. All other accommodations will be completed during the first half of next year.

Even we can’t find much reference to the refurbished rooms, especially surprisingly when trying to make a reservation, so we suggest calling to ensure you secure one. No word yet either on whether this is a first step to London having its own Waldorf Astoria hotel, or whether the Hilton flag will keep flying on Aldwych.

An entry-level Queen Hilton Deluxe runs for a substantial £366 ($589), including breakfast for two, on a weekend early December.

[Photos: Hilton Hotels]

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