Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

IIaammtthhee WWaallddoorrff; Beatles Fan ANUJI VARMA Has a Fab Time in an Iconic London Hotel

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

IIaammtthhee WWaallddoorrff; Beatles Fan ANUJI VARMA Has a Fab Time in an Iconic London Hotel

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Byline: ANUJI VARMA

THERE was something familiar about The Waldorf Hilton's magical room Palm Court. The grand staircase, the dazzling skylight over the perfectly set tables and the giant oval windows.

I imagined glittering movie stars like Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Vivien Leigh, who had all previously stayed there, parading through the regal room.

"It reminds me of the Titanic," my husband Pete informed me.

He was right. The designers of Titanic were inspired by the interior of the West End hotel.

Standing inside the court, it was easy to see why.

After our little tour of the hotel, we checked into our deluxe room.

The room was of ample size, and the black and white chic bathroom nearly matched it.

Sinking into our super king-size bed, I took in the luxuries whilst sipping a glass of wine.

There was, of course the usual - a TV, dressing table and soft lighting, but there was also a plush sofa and luxurious toiletries.

Instead of garish carpets and old-fashioned wallpaper there were subtle splashes of pastel colours.

I later learned it is one of 100 rooms which have recently been refurbished, as part of a PS3.4 million overhaul.

The recent revamp is part of a larger PS11.5 million hotel-wide redevelopment that has seen the Adelphi Suite and Good Godfrey's bar restored to their elegant 1920s art deco style. Let It Be The Beatles' It was soon time to check out the Executive Lounge, too.

We were treated to afternoon tea, which consisted of delicious sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks.

We were also informed we could return early in the evening to sample some of the alcoholic drinks they had on offer.

Unfortunately we had to give that a miss as we had a show to catch. We were, after all, staying in the heart of theatreland.

The hotel itself offers a deal where you can book your room and a show of your choice. …

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