Hilton London Islington completed its $8.35-million refurbishment of its guestrooms, with the addition of seven new bedrooms, bringing the total number to 191. The hotel, situated in the heart of Islington, was inspired by its close proximity to the Square Mile. Each room displays subtle hints of London, with a city style. In-room designs are influenced by the materials and fabrics associated with a tailored pin-stripe suit creating a classic British feel.
Located within reach of Kings Cross, on the doorstep of Angel's social scene and situated next to the Business Design Centre, Hilton London Islington is 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 quality. In keeping with the city theme, the commissioned artwork by Angell sees prominent London landmarks photographed in profile and displayed on 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 of the guestrooms.
With a focus on both comfort and practicality, the new rooms offer form and function, while the en-suite bathrooms are both sleek and stylish. Using carrara stone flooring, grey mosaic tiles, bespoke illuminated vanity mirrors and Peter Thomas Roth amenities, the guest experience is at the heart of every design aspect.
For guests visiting on business, the refurbished bedrooms offer black glass desktops, accessible ports and elegant consoles positioned to maximize space, for a tailored working environment. Guests visiting on leisure can make the most of nearby N1 Centre, which offers a 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.