Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow
Heathrow Airport (2 miles away)
Healthcare Venues believes the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow Hotel aligns to the metric applied to our GREEN assessment status.
The location, high number and varied size of meeting rooms along with the large bedroom capability, in our opinion, enables the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow to be appropriate for a wide range of Healthcare Meetings, for both external and internal audiences.
Although the hotel is not physically linked to the Heathrow Airport this venue is easily accessible by all modes of transport. The road this venue sits on, Bath Road, is one of the main access roads into the airport and runs parallel to the airport runway; where the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow is set amidst several other renowned international chain hotels. It is only a 5 minutes’ drive from Terminals 2 & 3, whilst Terminal 4 & 5 are 15 minutes’ away by car. The Heathrow Express direct rail service into Heathrow is only a 15 minutes’ journey from central London and Gatwick airport is 30 minutes by car. Parking onsite can accommodate 550 cars which is a great added value for the Healthcare companies within a close proximity of the hotel, of which there are 7 on Stockley Park alone, when wishing to hold offsite meetings. The airdrop into Heathrow from 194 destinations from 82 countries is another advantage for this venue as it facilitates multi country events with ease.
The hotel has been part of the Edwardian Group London since 1989 and over the years has greatly benefited from the financial investment from its owners. The venue has a traditional almost ornate styling with some higher end appointments such as a marble reception with a glass chandelier and stylish bar, yet at its heart the hotel is positioned for meetings and events. The hotel actively markets itself as a 4-star venue with 464 bedrooms and 42 meeting rooms in three distinct areas.
The largest meeting room is the Commonwealth Suite which accommodates up to 400 delegates in cabaret format. The unusual design of the hotel has hints of the temples of India, a legacy from the original developers of the Edwardian group and provides more of a character to the architecture than the traditional modern designs of most of the other hotels at Heathrow.
The multiple, modular, and varied size of the meeting rooms allows the venue to cater for many different types of healthcare meetings including, advisory boards, investigator meetings, standalone meetings, medical association events, external training as well as being an appropriate venue for any type of internal meeting.
SALES AND MARKETING
The print and digital collateral for this venue has a significant focus on the airport location as well as the meeting and event facilities available onsite. The meeting & events pages are very comprehensive and allows visitors to the site to download brochures and floor plans which are useful to all event planners. There is also a dedicated page to the Spa facilities at the venue and promotes itself as an urban retreat which could be misleading that the nature of this facility undermines the meetings offer, it does not. Less than 5% of guests use the leisure spa during any stay at the hotel.
The hotel’s marketing language describes the hotel as “award winning” with luxury restaurants. This is language is used to present a hotel with higher grade facilities than what can typically be found within an airport hotel but should not detract bookers from considering the hotel as appropriate for meetings from the healthcare sector.
LOCATION AND SETTING
As described above location is one of the key features for the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow. The convenient location and accessibility from all terminals at the airport results in a short transfer time for delegates attending any meeting at the hotel, allowing more time onsite for the meeting and educational content of each event. The excellent road network into the airport as well as the ample onsite parking enhances the accessibility of this venue. Due to its airport location, the venue’s primary function is for transient business accommodation and residential meetings & events.
The venue has a large ground floor lobby area which leads off to the main restaurant and bar. The large glass chandelier and marble décor of the lobby is elegant but you would not classify this as luxury by modern standards. This area is functional and due to its size can accommodate group check in comfortably and efficiently.
FIT FOR PURPOSE
Meetings and events form the main purposes of the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow. There are 3 distinct spaces for meetings located on the ground and third floors of this large venue. In each of these areas there is space for a plenary session supported by several breakout rooms if required.
The 464 bedrooms onsite enables large residential meetings to be held under one roof and if additional bedroom space is required there are two other large venues adjacent to the Radisson Blu that could house the overflow accommodation. The venue is styled in a traditional format and most of the meeting rooms are wood panelled reflecting the origins of the hotel which the Edwardian name implies. A full bedroom refurbishment was completed in 2015 which transformed the quite dated product with a more contemporary and cleaner look, suited more to the business traveller.
There is a small gym and spa onsite located at the rear of the hotel on the ground floor. All of the public and meeting areas of the hotel are very well maintained which makes this large conference and meeting focused venue appropriate in our opinion for all types of healthcare meetings.
This concrete and glass building was acquired by the Edwardian Group London in 1989 and completely renovated at this point. Over the years’, the property has seen substantial investment by its owners with a focus on the meeting and events space. The swimming pool has been converted into meeting space and private catering area and addition of an Atrium, which is now the foyer to the largest meeting room, the Commonwealth room. The meeting concept at the Radisson Blu Edwardian has the flexibility to accommodate any type of meeting and is very appropriate to the healthcare market.
There are two restaurants and one bar in the Radisson Blu Heathrow, all of which are contemporary in design and offering. The Steak and Lobster is the main restaurant in the hotel and this serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Annayu is only open in the evenings and specialises in Indian cuisine. The Bijou Bar is open all day and serves light meals. They complement the business purpose of this venue and are not fine dining, and do not hold any accreditations or accolades.
Meetings: The flexible meeting space at the Radisson Edwardian Blu Heathrow combined with the number of bedrooms onsite lends itself well to holding large or small residential events at the same time in three areas that can provide a confidential environment or meetings where a large amount of flexible space is required. There are three main plenary rooms: The County Suite, The Commonwealth Suite and the Royal Suite.
The County Suite on the ground floor, has the flexibility to divide into two or four different rooms if required. The whole Suite can accommodate 500 theatre style or 230 cabaret style, with a ceiling height of 3.59m. This room does not have natural daylight, it is wood panelled throughout and has a private foyer area away from the public eye. The adjacent Newbury Suite I & II is the catering area for the County Suite. The Newbury Suite décor is different to the rest of the hotel with water features and natural daylight from the tall floor to ceiling windows. It can accommodate a sit-down buffet dinner for 350 or seated dinner for 400. There are a further six breakout rooms on the ground floor, however these are not all adjacent to the County Suite. These rooms range from 40 to 4 boardroom style.
The Commonwealth Suite, located on the third floor, is the largest meeting room in the hotel and has floor to ceiling windows that offers an abundance of natural daylight, however, it also has blackout facilities. This room can accommodate up to 700 theatre style or 400 cabaret, and has a ceiling height of 4.2m.
The Atrium, which is not an entirely private area, has a glass ceiling and is adjacent to the Commonwealth Suite. This is primarily used as the catering area to the Commonwealth and can comfortably accommodate 400 delegates for a stand-up fork buffet.
This meeting space is complemented by 11 to 15 breakout rooms (depending on configuration of the rooms used), located on the same floor, that range in size from 45 to 12 boardroom style. Due to the flexibility of the meeting space, some of the breakout rooms are designed to open out into other rooms to create larger areas if so required.
Both of the above meeting spaces are ideal for investigator meetings, stand-alone events, product launches, smaller medical association meetings and internal sales meetings.
The Royal Suite located on the third floor can accommodate 300 theatre style or 120 cabaret. Otherwise the room can divide into two or four. The Royal Suite is wood panelled and does not have natural daylight. The ceiling height would not really allow for a stage set as it is only 3.28m, however there are fly projectors and drop-down screens in each of the four sections of this room. The foyer to this meeting room is not private, however, if used in conjunction with Private Room 38 (next to the Royal Suite) you would be able to utilise the private foyer space outside this meeting room. The Royal Suite is suitable for product training, hospital/GP practice meetings and advisory board meetings.
Private Room 38 is different in décor as it has fabric covered walls and hanging chandeliers. It has natural daylight and a high ceiling height of 4.28m; these features have created a sense of space and elegance in this meeting room. The room can accommodate 45 boardroom style or 70 cabaret. It has a private foyer area and the space is ideal for advisory board meetings and speaker meetings.
On the fourth floor of the venue there are a further three smaller breakout rooms – Private Room 40 accommodates 20 boardroom styles; Private Room 41 holds 25 boardroom and Private Room 42 has a capacity of 20 boardroom style. These 3 rooms are not fixed in seating style and can be adapted for the purpose for any meeting. When there is a requirement for extra breakout rooms for the main plenary room these three meeting rooms are ideal for this purpose.
The Brain Box meeting room, located on the third floor, is described as a multi-sensory space with walls that can be written on, colours to spark the brain, flexible furniture layout to create a relaxed setting to enhance the learning & development of delegates. This room would work well for meetings where interaction is key to delivering meeting outcomes. Here advisory boards and internal meetings would work particularly well as the environment is conducive to discussion and brainstorming to support content rich programmes.
Bedrooms: The Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow has 464 bedrooms: 85 standard twin, 238 standard double, 17 deluxe, twins, 107 deluxe doubles and 17 suites. The décor of the bedrooms is similar for each category with mahogany furniture and neutral tones whilst all the bathrooms are clad in marble. All rooms are air conditioned, designed for the business traveller and include laptop safe, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and hairdryer. The rooms do not have stocked mini-bars, but do have an empty mini-fridge for use by the guest. All rooms have tea & coffee making facilities. Complimentary bottled water is placed in each room and is restocked daily.
The Deluxe rooms are slightly larger in size by 4m2 and have additional amenities including bathrobes and slippers plus a coffee machine.
The hotel completed refurbished all bedrooms in 2015 and they now all have the same traditional décor. Due to the large number of bedrooms onsite the hotel can allocate up to 400 rooms (subject to availability) as a group and the deluxe rooms can be adapted into standard rooms by removing the extra amenities.
Leisure: The hotel has the Pegasus Spa and Gym which is located on the ground floor tucked away at the rear of the hotel. It has an understated entrance and is not a prominent feature in the venue. It has a fully equipped modern gym whilst the small spa offers a dry heat sauna, steam room and plunge pool. Spa treatments are offered in one of their three treatment rooms.
The service levels are consistent with a venue suitable for healthcare meetings and events. The staff to guest ratio is that of a business airport hotel and the service is warm and friendly without being that of a luxury or high-end venue.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel which was consistent in strength during our visit. Secure login process is required and set up for each event – Wi-Fi is included in the day delegate package.
- Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels
- Green Tourism for London
- Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
Edwardian Hotels London (EHL) is committed to the wellbeing of our planet and its present and future inhabitants. In June of 2009 the organisation was awarded the Green 500 Gold Award. EHL motivated by this, set the target to reduce its scope 1 carbon footprint by 20% over the next five years. In 2014 this target had been exceeded and the commitment showed all stakeholders the importance of acting and recognition of the severity of impacts facing future generations if there was a failure to act. Since then EHL has continued to conduct its business striving to improve the ecological footprint, without compromising on guest experience and satisfaction. We recognise there is still a long way to go but are optimistic due to our staffs commitment, growing global awareness and strategy that is in place.
Meeting & Event Room Capacities
|Private Room 42||20||20||18||-||20||-||-||30||30||-||14|
|Private Room 35||10||-||10||-||12||-||-||-||15||-||8|
|Private Room 41||25||25||30||-||30||-||-||50||50||-||20|
|Private Room 38||45||70||50||-||100||-||-||125||100||80||35|
|Private Room 32||25||24||25||-||30||-||-||40||50||-||18|
|Private Room 33||25||24||25||-||30||-||-||40||50||-||25|
|Private Room 34||10||-||10||-||12||-||-||-||15||-||8|
|Private Room 37||8||-||-||-||8||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Private Room 12||40||70||70||-||100||-||-||125||100||-||35|
|Private Room 11||40||70||70||-||100||70||-||125||100||80||35|
|Private Room 36||4||-||-||-||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Private Room 17||6||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Private Room 30||6||-||-||-||6||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Private Room 40||20||16||26||-||20||-||-||20||36||-||16|
|Private Room 19||12||-||-||-||12||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Private Room 16||4||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Private Room 15||4||-||-||-||4||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Private Room 18||14||-||-||-||14||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Private Room 31||12||-||-||-||10||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Meeting & Event Rooms
Total no. of meeting rooms: 38
Max capacity (Theatre Style): 1000
Total no. of breakout rooms: 30
Total capacity of all breakout rooms: 15
The tick shown below identifies the rate banding applicable for that venue, based on its geographical location. Please note these rates act only as a benchmark guideline. Actual rates will be subject to seasonal fluctuations, corporate agreements and any individual/separate negotiation.
Day Delegate Rate
- UK: < £45
- SE / London: < £54
- UK: £45 - £69
- SE / London: £54 - £86
- UK: £69 +
- SE / London: £86 +
- UK: < £150
- SE / London: < £180
- UK: £150 - £189
- SE / London: £180 - £227
- UK: £189 +
- SE / London: £227 +
Nearest train stations
- Heathrow Airport Terminals 1-3 (0.8 miles away)
- Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 (1.61 miles away)
- Hayes & Harlington (1.74 miles away)
- London Heathrow Airport (0.96 miles away)
- London City Airport (21.09 miles away)
- London Gatwick Airport (25.32 miles away)
- M4 JCT 4 (1.11 miles away)
- M4 JCT 4A (1.11 miles away)
- M4 JCT 3 (1.61 miles away)
Easily accessible from the M25 and M4. From Junction 4 off of the M4, follow the signs to Terminals 1,2 & 3. At the roundabout take A4 exit onto the Bath Road. Continue for about 1/2 mile and the hotel entrance is on the left hand side.
Venue Contact Details
Telephone: 020 8759 6311
Fax: 0208 757 7904
Name: Sajid Ahmad
Telephone: 0208 759 6311