Hilton London Metropole Serves Up A Specialist Whisky Lounge

London’s Largest Hotel Unveils The Capital’s Latest Destination Bar

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June 25, 2013

LONDON - The £6 million lobby transformation at Hilton London Metropole has created Whisky Lounge, a new west London destination bar. Open to guests, delegates and outside visitors, the intimate Whisky Lounge offers a wide selection of whiskies from around the world.

The 22 cover Whisky Lounge boasts 72 varieties of whisky including the exclusive Johnnie Walker Odyssey Triple Malt, priced at £110 per shot. Only available to purchase at a handful of UK outlets, the whisky takes inspiration from the original notes of Sir Alexander Walker; the blend is housed in a swinging decanter to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Sir Alexander's creation of a whisky vessel capable of staying upright at sea. Guests who wish to become a whisky connoisseur can also sample a wide selection of aged whiskies, from Bells 8yo to the 49-year old Strathisla 1964, to name but a few.

The sophistication and heritage of whisky is brought to life in the bar with subtle design elements, such as the old whisky decanter light fittings and display cabinets showcasing whisky from around the world. The Whisky Lounge's furnishings are also reminiscent of a private members club as guests relax in sumptuous black and mauve-grey club chairs with hints of dark cyan and teal.

A whisky sommelier will provide expert knowledge and guidance through the whisky menu, with guests invited to sample a Whisky Flight, which offers three whiskies perfectly matched for an introduction to whisky tasting. The four flights guests can choose from include:

A Tour of Scotland - £12

Round The British Isles - £16

Round The World - £20

The Johnnie Walker Tour - £25

A selection of savoury and sweet light bites has been developed to match and compliment a variety of whisky blends. Savoury dishes include Welsh rarebit on farmhouse bread, three savoury macaroons, home smoked Scottish salmon and three types of home speciality roasted nuts. Guests can also indulge in a medley of chocolate treats including an 85 per cent Ghana dark chocolate delight, which enhances the whisky blends and creates a chocolate liqueur on the palate. Light bites are priced from £2 - £7.50.

Whisky Lounge is a new addition to the drinks offering at Hilton London Metropole and is situated in the newly refurbished hotel lobby. The hotel is ideally located for functions and events, with convenient transport links across London and just a 10-minute walk from London's West End. Accessible in 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport via the Heathrow Express at Paddington station, the hotel also benefits from being situated outside of the congestion charge zone.

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Contact

Guy Marturano
For Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+44 20 7420 7759
guym@golleyslater.co.uk

Lauren Trinder
For Hilton London Metropole
+44 207 255 6466
ltrinder@golleyslater.co.uk

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