AGORA MEETING ROOM
Flagship design hotel, Hilton London Bankside partnered with Bompas & Parr to launch The Agora, the world’s best meeting room packed with features specifically designed to stimulate creativity.
From flooding the room with scented air at the push of a button to specially curated objects designed to increase productivity, mood-improving lighting installations and refreshments designed to recharge physiologically, every detail is based on the science and psychology of fruitful human interactions and innovation.
Taking pride of place in the middle of the room is a custom-built table – the Crux of Creativity – featuring inlaid ley lines which point to important sites of creativity around the Bankside community including The Globe, The Tate, British Film Institute and Royal Festival Hall.
The Agora name was inspired by its translation to ‘gathering place’ in Ancient Greece and was also known to be the centre of artistic and creative trading in Athens.
Other key features include:
Press for Creativity
Silent moments in brainstorms could be no more in The Agora - an emergency creativity button has been installed and once pressed, a jet of cool lemon and peppermint oil-scented air is blown to wake the individual up and stimulate imagination.
Mine of Inspiration
The room also features a sculptural wall with in-built displays for artwork and objects designed to inspire. Objects include plants which are known to boost productivity and art from local artist, Will Yates Johnson.
Elixirs of Revelation
Coffee and creativity tea station with illuminated shelves and a specially curated tea menu including brain-boosting ingredients such as Bee Pollen (containing amino acids to increase dopamine and serotonin levels), Ginkgo (to increase blood circulation in the brain), Kelp (which contains folic acid to improve memory) and Brahmi (which helps regulate the balance of the mind).
A wall designed for guests to pin creative outputs up directly using magnetic terrazzo style pieces. The wall can also be used as a whiteboard.
Activate the Blue Moods light setting on the control panel to initiate a bespoke piece of immersive video art designed to make guests feel more alert and open to creative solutions. Artist Doug Foster's hypnotic creation, featuring hints of Hilton London Bankside and its surrounding architecture, offers five-minute mind breaks and engulfs the room in a blue hue scientifically proven to arouse the sub-cortical area in your brain.
The latest in interactive screen technology will be available to guests that book the Agora – a 75-inch screen allows seamless, wireless connection and communication with guests' own devices, ending the misery of connection difficulties often experienced in meeting rooms.