Touring Radisson Blu Edwardian
One of our Events Managers, Magda Junqueira was recently treated to a tour of Radisson Edwardian properties around London. Here’s her five to consider.
The May Fair
There are five-star luxury hotels, and then there’s The May Fair – a legendary luxury property with a glamorous past.
The accommodation is wonderful with even the standard rooms beautifully decorated with every conceivable amenity available. The events space includes the Crystal Room for up to 180 for dinner or 280 for a conference. This room features a bronze wall and a specially commissioned Baccarat chandelier, which at six-metres gives the room its unique identity.
The Danziger Suite seats 170 for dinner and can be divided into two rooms for smaller conferences and events. Named after the one-time family owners of the hotel – the Hollywood impresarios, the Danziger brothers, this is a space that transports guests back to an era of elegance and style.
The May Fair also has 11 meeting rooms, a stunning private dining room for up to 64 guests dining or 100 for a drinks reception, plus one of London’s largest private screen rooms, ideal for product launches for up to 201 guests.
I’d highly recommend the Italian and Spanish tapas served in the May Fair Kitchen. It was truly delicious.
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street
This 137-room contemporary looking property in Seven Dials village, Covent Garden has a variety of unique event spaces. Aside from its four very cosy meeting rooms, it also boasts a “library” next to the main reception, which is an open space with quirky furniture and a board room table, looking out onto the vibrant Mercer Street.
Designed for creative thinking and efficient meetings, planners can take advantage of a range of meeting room features, including Squiggle Glass (magnetic glass panels you can write on for brain-storming sessions), Interactive White Boards and fabric walls, to pin sheets of paper onto.
The Mercer Street restaurant serves Italian and Peruvian tapas in a relaxed, luxurious atmosphere.
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire
This five-star property is located in the middle of Leicester Square and certainly provides events with that all-important wow factor.
It offers six function rooms that can accommodate up to 100 people and includes the Penthouse Suite with panoramic views of the London skyline.
During my visit, I learned that a refurbishment is planned to modernise the meetings spaces, which should be completed by mid-April.
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street
The sweeping dimensions of the Folio Room at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street are perfect for dinner for 250 or 120 cabaret style. A roomy break-out area benefits from its own private bar while close by, the self-contained Meetings Area is perfect for smaller, more discreet meetings, for up to 70 theatre-style or 40 boardroom.
Each of the 174 bedrooms has an elegant blend of lavish furnishings, marble bathrooms and cutting edge technology, including flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi. I particular like that they took guest feedback into consideration when carrying out refurbishment so that small touches such as step-free showers have been implemented.