What the rooms used to look like. MUCH BETTER.
We much prefer the new fabrics, colors, and furnishings, which bring in crisp white sheets, updated headboards, modern light fixtures, and less froufrou window treatments, without taking away the overall classic feel. Bathrooms are as they were before.
If you want to ensure you are booked into a renovated room, look for the “London Collection” on the hotel’s website, which will come at a small premium depending on the category. All rooms can add access to Club InterContinental, the hotel’s Executive Lounge, for £95 ($145) a day. Executive Rooms and Suites have complimentary access.
You’ll notice some changes here too, in particular the bright red chairs having been replaced with more subdued grey fabric and white piping – the stupendous views through triple-height windows of Wellington Arch, Green Park, and St James’s in the distance are of course still there.
We found a King London Superior Room for £288 ($473) on a weekend mid-February. A King London Executive Room would set you back £413.10 ($678).
[Photos: InterContinental Hotels]