The Sheraton Heathrow Hotel put the finishing touches to a multimillion-dollar refurbishment of its public areas. The refurbished Sheraton Heathrow now boasts a completely new reception and lobby lounge, two new bars, a new restaurant and a new cafe complete with self-service technology.
Designed by Nico Yiannikkou of interior design company Y2DC, the renovated spaces feature open areas connected through a common theme of travel and exploration.
Inspired by the Middlesex countryside around Heathrow Airport, which is famed for its orchards, all of the new restaurants and bars at the hotel take their name from the traditional English apple.
The main restaurant, The Orchard, now features timber partitions and interconnecting screens in the ceilings. Playing on the location of the hotel, a “globe” chandelier is suspended between the screens, while the feature table at the venue entrance is inspired by aviation design. The restaurant serves traditional English dishes.
With its travel-inspired decor, the hotel’s main bar has been named the Discovery Bar and will focus on beers, wines served by the glass and cocktails. Decoration in the Discovery Bar includes old trunks and suitcases as features, furniture fabrics imprinted with feint vintage postcard texts of by-gone travellers and a wall mural depicting an art deco map of the world. With its focus on local produce, the Discovery Bar menu features local ales from Windsor and Marlow.
The Orange Lounge is the hotel’s brand new cocktail bar. The venue boasts dark colors, a central fireplace, and partitioning using timber screens with the design inspired by the idea of aircrafts taking off and landing. Artwork on the theme of aviation in the form of black and white prints is also available.
The transformed Sheraton Heathrow will also offer the Link Café, which combines the [email protected] experienced with Microsoft, a communications hub in the lobby which provides complimentary Wi-Fi and PC workstations.
The public area refurbishment at the Sheraton Heathrow is part of the Sheraton brand’s multi-year revitalization effort which has seen Sheraton invest more than $6 billion in opening new hotels and renovating existing Sheraton properties across the globe.