FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

The Waldorf Hilton, London

Jan 1, 2012
2012 / January 2012

Arrival/Check-in: Loaded down with luggage, we arrived a little past noon on a Saturday. The bellman assisted us with the bags and opened the wheelchair-accessible entrance at this century-old Edwardian property. Once inside, I rode a small elevator to reach the check-in desk. Because it was early, our room was not yet ready. Our bags were quickly tagged, and we left the hotel to explore Covent Garden.

Guest Quarters: Returning to the hotel a bit after 3 p.m., we were escorted to our second-floor executive room. Considering the age of the hotel, we were surprised to have such spacious and modern accommodations, which had been modified to be wheelchair-accessible. A small glass-enclosed shower stood apart from the private toilet, and a sink with mirror served as a vanity. A contemporary glass chandelier hung above the king-sized bed. Large windows provided a street view, and blackout curtains ensured a restful night’s sleep. A desk, wall-mounted plasma television and day divan completed the furnishings.

Services/Amenities: The Executive Lounge was crowded with people enjoying afternoon tea, and we joined them. As we spread clotted cream on our scones and read The Times, our son checked his email on the computer. The attentive staff refilled our beverages as a family sat beside us to play cards. On trying to go for a workout, we discovered that the fitness center closed at 5:30 p.m. The facility is run by LA Fitness Club and closes at 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. The business center is open 24 hours a day, with a fax, computers, copier, rental cellphones and projectors. The Homage Grand Salon Restaurant, reminiscent of Europe’s grand cafés, is an excellent choice for a pre- or post-theater meal.

The Experience: Flanked by the Aldwych Theatre on the left and the Novello Theatre to the right, the Waldorf is in the heart of the theatre district. Theater-lovers can’t go wrong booking a stay at the Waldorf, with more than a dozen performance options within a 15-minute walk.

GT Checklist

  • Doorman/valet
  • Less than 10 minutes for check-in
  • Separate tub/shower
  • Large vanity
  • High-quality towels
  • Large, flat-screen TV
  • Large desk with convenient outlets
  • Complimentary in-room WiFi
  • Ample lighting
  • High-quality bed linens
  • Choice of pillows
  • Powerful, unattached hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Easy-to-set alarm clock
  • On-site restaurant and bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room coffeemaker
  • Large, complimentary laptop safe

The Waldorf Hilton, London

Aldwych, London WC2B 4DD
United Kingdom
tel 44 20 7836 2400
http://www.waldorfhilton.co.uk

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Feature
Feb 19, 2020

New ‘Smart’ Economy Seats from Universal Movement May Help Passengers Sleep

Falling asleep in economy class can be a test of flexibility and patience, often depending on how tired you are. No matter how many ways your body contorts to sleep sitting upright, it’s hard to avoid the dreaded head drop, from little to no head support, that can easily jerk you (and your neighbor) awake.

Athens: A city that charms its guests and stirs their emotions

The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.

Feature
Feb 19, 2020

London Heathrow Airport Builds Anti-Drone System

Heathrow Airport built a “bespoke set of anti-drone systems” around its airfield. The system, created by U.K.-based firm Operational Solutions, detects and tracks drones in surrounding airspace. The “new and innovative” system can also locate drone pilots and show their location.

News
Feb 19, 2020

New Marriott International Hotel Choices at Frankfurt Airport

New upgrades at Frankfurt Airport include renovations at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center, as well as the addition of a new hotel, Frankfurt Airport Marriott. To make room for the new property, the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel was reduced to 779 guestrooms from its previous 1,008 guestrooms, allowing for 233 guestrooms at Frankfurt Airport Marriott. All Sheraton guestrooms are now refurbished.

A Lighter Footprint

United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.

eFlyer Reviews
Feb 19, 2020

WaterColor Inn and Resort Review

Escape the winter cold with a beach retreat at WaterColor Inn and Resort overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida. The 60-room boutique hotel has a private beach and sits beside a coastal dune lake and a longleaf pine forest.

eFlyer Lead
Feb 19, 2020

Marriott International Announces Record Growth in 2019

Marriott International had a record 2019, marking seven straight years of record-breaking organic growth.

Adventure of a Lifetime with Volvo

Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.

Daily
Feb 19, 2020

Historic Grand Hotel Birmingham Restored to Former Glory, Reopening Summer 2020

A historic U.K., hotel, The Grand Hotel Birmingham is expected to open this summer after extensive renovations. One of the city’s most iconic buildings, The Grand Hotel Birmingham was originally constructed in the 1870s.