Hilton London Islington today announced the £5.2 million refurbishment of its guest rooms, to be completed June 2013, with the addition of seven new bedrooms, bringing the total number to 191. The hotel, situated in the heart of fashionable Islington, has been inspired and influenced by its close proximity to the Square Mile. Each room displays subtle hints of London, with a sleek city style. In-room features are influenced by the materials and fabrics associated with a tailored pin-stripe suit creating a classic British feel.
Located within easy reach of Kings Cross, on the doorstep of Angel’s vibrant social scene and situated next to the Business Design Centre, Hilton London Islington is ideally positioned for business and leisure travellers. Incorporating this into the design, the refurbishment project includes a new executive lounge, 45 executive rooms and five deluxe plus standard rooms that will offer balcony access.
All of the furniture is bespoke, designed by Robert Angell Design Studio, with polished chrome, limed grey oak wardrobe doors and black oak nightstands offering a classic timeless quality. In keeping with the city theme the specially commissioned artwork, by Angell, sees prominent London landmarks photographed in profile and displayed on contemporary canvases. Sharp neutrals, greys and blacks, highlighted with hints of aubergine piping and stitch details, dogtooth wool carpets, patterned upholstery and handstitched leather headboards, complete the new look guest rooms.
With a focus on both comfort and practicality, the new look rooms offer form and function, while the en-suite bathrooms are both sleek and stylish. Using beautiful carrara stone flooring, grey feature mosaic tiles, bespoke illuminated vanity mirrors and indulgent Peter Thomas Roth amenities, the guest experience is at the heart of every design feature.
Oded Lifschitz, UK area vice president, Hilton Worldwide said, “London continues to be one of the most popular visitor destinations in the world and, alongside Hilton’s superb service, we are focused on keeping our product fresh and unique. We currently have a number of refurbishment programmes in progress across our London properties, including Hilton London Islington, Hilton London Metropole, The Waldorf Hilton, London and Hilton London Heathrow Airport. This investment highlights our ongoing dedication to meet and surpass guests’ expectations.”
For guests visiting on business, the refurbished bedrooms offer spacious black glass desktops, accessible ports and elegant consoles positioned to maximise space, for a tailored working environment. Guests visiting on leisure can make the most of nearby N1 Centre, which offers a wide selection of shopping and entertainment outlets. Hilton London Islington is an ideal base for those visiting the O2 Academy for live music events, as well as for football fans visiting Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal Football Club.