London Hilton on Park Lane, have recently celebrated 60 glorious years with a multi-million-pound refurbishment that includes Park Corner Brasserie and Revery Bar.
Opened to great acclaim in 1963 as Hilton’s first UK hotel, London Hilton on Park Lane has been a beacon of hospitality for six decades. With 453 rooms and a yearly footfall exceeding 200,000 guests, this refurbishment shows that London Hilton on Park Lane is very much part of the luxury London hotel scene.
The newly reimagined lobby sets a new standard for the guest experience by creating an open, social space where you feel instantly welcome. Bathed in warm, gold-toned hues, the lobby features a unique art installation by award-winning London designer Giles Miller. This transformation harmoniously merges the hotel’s rich history with a contemporary flair, offering a spacious and inviting area.
The refurbished suites radiate understated elegance, enriched by bespoke art pieces and bathrooms graced with marble. The colour scheme harks back to the soothing tones of the English countryside, whilst also reflecting the influence of Inge Beck, Hilton’s Director of Interior Decoration for Hilton Hotels International in 1963. Moreover, the design palette incorporates Mayfair’s traditional colours, from the deep burgundies inspired by 1960s Savile Row fashion to the verdant greens evocative of nearby Hyde Park.
Park Corner Brasserie
This transformation also brings forth two exceptional venues: Park Corner Brasserie and Revery Bar. Illuminated by natural light and featuring sumptuous green leather furnishings, Park Corner Brasserie delivers an expertly curated experience of seasonal British fare where the talented chefs work their magic in a state-of-the-art open kitchen. The space is elegant, calming, and an oasis away from the hectic London life.
Under the culinary leadership of Chefs Jean Didier and Anthony Marshall, the menu is sustainably sourced and fine-tuned to please the most discerning of palates. The updated menu is brilliantly British, with quality ingredients and some unique dishes. With an ethos rooted in respect for nature, the menu is all about the finest seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and suppliers in a responsible way. Start with some bread and cultured butter followed by by tender New Forest asparagus with cured duck, peas, slow cooked egg yolk. From the sea, scallops, lobster and Dover Sole are also on the menu. These curated British ingredients are of brilliant quality and delivered so well.
The Park Corner Brasserie delivers a gastronomic experience to guests for breakfast, dinner, or afternoon tea. For those wanting to enjoy the picturesque Hyde Park, Park Corner offers a picnic package with finger foods, sandwiches, and sweets.
Revery Bar, located on the ground floor of the hotel is an elegant, dream-like oasis accented in shades of lime wash and terracotta that encapsulates London’s rich cultural tapestry. Complementing the bar’s lavish red seating are punk-inspired design elements in the uniforms and interiors, counterbalanced by mirrors that amplify the luminosity of the space. The bar’s sensuous, curved marble counter and plush red velvet stools provide a front-row seat to the theatrical artistry of the mixologists.
The Revery offers signature cocktails that can also be made non-alcoholic for guests to enjoy including the ‘Barranquilla’ — a taste of luxury hosting a combination of Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve whisky, smoked pineapple, citrus and more blended together for the ultimate cocktail. For those not interested in a lavish island escape in a glass, the Revery also offers the ‘Majesty’ with Bombay Sapphire gin, elderflower cordial and more to whisk guests away to another perfectly curated drink.
Along with these two drinks, Revery Bar boasts other signature cocktails — creating a fine dining dream while guests sink into the scarlet upholstery for a night of wonderful music and company. Under the guidance of Head Bartender Giusepina De Filippis, who has curated an exciting and diverse range of cocktails, guests can also revel in carefully selected tunes from DJs. The interplay between the bar and DJ station adds a dynamic energy to Revery Bar, making it not just a place to drink, but a hub of entertainment and social interaction.
Leaving a legacy
Matthew Mullan, General Manager of London Hilton on Park Lane, said that London Hilton on Park Lane is incredibly proud to unveil their extensive renovation, which ushers in a new era of modern hospitality at the esteemed property.
Shortly, the hotel will also be spotlighted in a four-part documentary series airing on Channel 5. This special series will take viewers behind the scenes of the transformative renovations, offering an exclusive look at the meticulous work that went into modernising this iconic property. In addition, the documentary will introduce audiences to the characters who make London Hilton on Park Lane the extraordinary establishment it is, including legendary Galvin at Windows GM Peter Avis, enriching the hotel’s 60-year legacy with personal stories and insights.
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