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Hilton @ Heathrow Spotting Question  
User currently offlineHoustondallas From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

I'll be staying at the Hilton located within Heathrow (I beleive). Any tips on what floor to stay on, direction to face, to get a view of the airport activities?

houston

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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

You would have to have the highest floor possible with a North/North east facing window, although best you will probably see from the hotel's location is the final approach to 27R. Most of the view of the airfield is blocked out by T4. The best hotel for views of the airport is the Renaissance. It has fantastic views of 27L/09R and Terminal 1 and the top end of T3. They even have have special spotter rooms/rates that are availiable on w/ends.
Hope this helps.



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Just read my reply - got my runways confused - You will see final approach to 27L from Hilton and from Renaissance would see 27R/09L....oops !!!


"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineHoustondallas From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

Thanks for the info mate!



User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

If you mentions the magazine "Airliner World" you may even get a preferential rate at the Rennaissance

User currently offlineBilly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

Note that the top floor is their exec floor, so you will need to pay more to be there. Also, they have inward and outward facing rooms. Avoid the inwards as you get a perfect view of the restaurant. Note that the windows are pretty small, but you can get a decent view of the southerly runway as well as the tails of the exec jets parked at the MetroJet compund (if that is what it is called these days).

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