Sheraton Heathrow Hotel, London
The Sheraton Heathrow Hotel has put the finishing touches on its guestrooms, marking the completion of the next stage of its phased, multi-million pound top-to-bottom refurbishment. All 331 classic rooms and 89 club rooms have been reimagined to create a fresh, sophisticated and urban feel, complementing the recent transformation of the hotel’s public areas.
Led by a London based interior design company, the renovated guestrooms carry a sense of ‘quiet satisfaction’, away from the airport bustle, designed to provide an urban retreat for the contemporary traveller. The gentle, soft colour tones create a restful ambiance and the mirrored walls add to the sense of space, whilst the redesigned bathrooms include full-height coloured glass, embodying a contemporary feel. Guestrooms boast Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience, comprising top quality beds and linen, blackout blinds and sound insulation, ensuring a full night’s sleep to leave guests refreshed before onward flights. Catering well to business travellers, all rooms are equipped with high speed internet and a work desk and ergonomic chair, providing a suitable environment for catching up on emails and working on-the-go.
The renewed club rooms offer a host of amenities including bathrobes and slippers and LCD Flat Screen TVs. Access to the Sheraton Club Lounge is also provided, where guests can enjoy high speed internet access, complimentary evening hors d’oeuvres and all day refreshments. Club room guests can indulge in breakfast served in the renovated Orchard restaurant, free of charge.
The completion of the guestrooms is part of the hotel’s full, phased refurbishment. Next to be renovated will be The Club Lounge, followed by the suites and the extended family room. The refurbishment began in 2012, led by designer Nico Yiannikkou of premier interior design company Y2DC, with the renewal of the reception and lobby lounge, and saw the introduction of a new bar, restaurant and a cafe. These renovated public spaces feature comfortable, open areas connected through a common theme of travel and exploration.
Inspired by the local countryside around Heathrow Airport which was famed for its orchards, all of the restaurants and bars at the hotel take their name from the traditional English apple. The main restaurant, The Orchard, offers all-day dining in a comfortable, modern setting. Playing on the location of the hotel, a ‘globe’ chandelier is suspended between the screens, whilst the feature table at the venue entrance is inspired by aviation design. The restaurant serves traditional English dishes prepared in a contemporary style including prime English steaks and home-made breads from a traditional stone fired oven. A special accent is put on locally-sourced, quality English Beef, offered in three prime cuts.
The renovated Discovery Bar serves a range of light fare and focuses on local produce, featuring ales from Windsor and Marlow, and offers Sheraton’s signature Paired menu. The travel-inspired decor includes old trunks and suitcases from ‘Lost and Found’ at Heathrow’s old Terminal 1, furniture fabrics imprinted with feint vintage postcard texts of by-gone travellers and a wall mural depicting an art deco map of the world. As part of the initial transformation, the Link Café was created, providing complimentary WiFi and PC workstations, with a self-service food and beverage area.
Located within easy reach of all of the Heathrow Airport terminals, the Sheraton Heathrow features 426 guest rooms, a signature Sheraton Club Lounge, Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance and a modern Conference Centre with 21 meeting rooms.