Hilton London Heathrow Airport will launch three new dining outlets after completing a £3m refurbishment.
The trio of spaces – OXBO Café, OXBO Kitchen and OXBO bar – are inspired by nature and “agricultural heritage” with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and hearty, generous food.
They have been designed to take into account the unique position of the hotel and to recreate “the kind of view that guests are likely to see when they are coming in to land.”
All three outlets will offer a wide range of food and drink options throughout the day and night.
The aim was to create dining spaces that were both reflective of the hotel’s locality, but also multi-functional for travellers, adapting to their needs at every time of day.
The design team also reflected OXBO’s “bound by nature” concept, by creating a natural environment inside the hotel, which features real trees.
OXBO Café, OXBO Kitchen and OXBO bar will each have their own distinctive food offering, with a range of dishes suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
OXBO Café will offer both dine-in and take away options in an informal setting perfect for casual gatherings, a place to work or the opportunity for visitors to grab and go.
The menu will offer dishes such as pastries, salads, tray bakes and breakfast goods, making it a great meeting spot for anyone living and working in the area.
OXBO Kitchen will feature a buffet breakfast, followed by an a la carte menu during the day, including a “feasting” menu which will allow people to share a variety of dishes.
And OXBO Bar will offer people drinks and casual dining options, including signature cocktails.
Oliver Stockland, general manager at the hotel, believes the new concept will be well-received by guests and visitors.
“The OXBO concept really does cater to everyone’s tastes and has something for every occasion,” he said.
“It can be a friendly get together, a pre-travel breakfast, a business meeting or a family gathering – there is so much choice.
“The new OXBO experience not only fits with the new look we have given the hotel, but also incorporates elements we know are important to today’s guests and visitors – like locally sourced ingredients and a nod to nature and our planet.”
The hotel has now re-opened for essential workers and business travellers, with the new OXBO experience dining outlets open beginning 17 May.