Hotel Highlights

May 2018

Mercure London Watford Hotel Unveils Newly Refurbished Halliwell Event Suite

The 4* Mercure London Watford Hotel has unveiled the newly refurbished Halliwell Suite, a glamorous and locally inspired new look events space, ideal for celebrating special occasions.

The Halliwell Suite, which holds up to 200 guests for an evening event, features it’s own private entrance with a grand sweeping staircase, a fully-serviced bar, a large dance floor and air conditioning.

Photo of a wedding breakfast in the Halliwell Suite with purple chair ribbon and tall flower table settings at Mercure London Watford Hotel

Interior designer Helen Hooper of HH Interiors, who has previously worked with Jupiter Hotels on renovation projects across the UK, managed the project. Helen explained, “We wanted to give the Halliwell Suite a totally glamorous and unique feel to help both leisure and business guests make their event an occasion to remember. Our goal, which I believe we have achieved, was to make the Halliwell Suite one of the most desirable and special larger event spaces in Watford.”

The new look Halliwell Suite features a vivid colour scheme including deep purples and rich golds to add a touch of regal elegance to the space. The new design includes gold leaf wall lighting, gold gilded full-length mirrors and stand out panelled wallpaper featuring palladium columns and monkeys to give the room some grandeur and character. The Suite also features a new decorative carpet displaying a majestic bird and butterfly pattern adding splendour to the spacious room.

The Halliwell Suite set up for a meeting with projector screen at Mercure London Watford HotelThe stylish and charismatic Halliwell Suite is named in honour of local girl ‘Ginger Spice’ Geri Halliwell who was born and raised in the area.

Commenting on the refurbishment, General Manager of the Mercure London Watford Hotel Allan Porter said: “I am delighted with the new Halliwell Suite, it is a real show stopper and something that will impress our long-standing and prospective guests. This investment is incredibly important for us as event bookings are a cherished part of our business and I believe we have created the ideal venue that will rival any other in the local area and beyond.”

The Mercure London Watford Hotel is situated near to Watford city centre and is an ideal base to explore St Albans, Hertfordshire or the nearby Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. The hotel boasts 211 contemporary bedrooms, a stylish Bar & Brasserie offering signature dishes and locally sourced produce, and a Feel Good Health Club featuring a heated indoor swimming pool and spa facilities.

Our Charity Partner

Mercure London Watford Hotel Supports Rays of Sunshine

Mercure London Watford Hotel are delighted to announce their new charity partner this year is Rays of Sunshine,, a UK registered children’s charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill children aged 3 to 18 by granting their wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising large scale events.

Our aim is to raise £2000 in the first year of the partnership to fund magical wishes for brave and deserving children and to do that WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

Every day of the year Rays of Sunshine gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape. Over 6,000 individual wishes have been granted since the charity was set up in 2003. Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for the day, go to Disneyland in Paris, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or even a ‘real life’ mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.

Rays of Sunshine charity logo in bold yellow text.

Rays of Sunshine also grants ward wishes, which offer a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice. Events and outings are held throughout the year for large groups of seriously ill children including trips to theme parks, hospital activity/pamper days and parties.

We hope you will all GET INVOLVED and support our partnership so we can reach our £2000 target and grant magical wishes for brave and deserving children.  Please ask at reception about how you can support our partnership.