houstondallas
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Hilton @ Heathrow Spotting Question

Wed May 01, 2002 5:50 am

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?

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Leezyjet
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RE: Hilton @ Heathrow Spotting Question

Wed May 01, 2002 7:40 am

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.
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Leezyjet
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RE: Hilton @ Heathrow Spotting Question

Wed May 01, 2002 7:43 am

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"
 
houstondallas
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RE: Hilton @ Heathrow Spotting Question

Wed May 01, 2002 12:30 pm

Thanks for the info mate!

 
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RE: Hilton @ Heathrow Spotting Question

Wed May 01, 2002 3:00 pm

If you mentions the magazine "Airliner World" you may even get a preferential rate at the Rennaissance
 
Billy
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RE: Hilton @ Heathrow Spotting Question

Wed May 01, 2002 5:06 pm

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).