Hilton’s DoubleTree given green light for three new hotels

Hilton’s DoubleTree branch has signed agreements to launch three new hotels in the UK.

The brand, which was launched in 2008 and is famous for the chocolate cookie that is given to every guest on arrival, will be building new hotels in Edinburgh, Nottingham and Bristol, with the hope to provide new hospitality jobs.

The new hotel in Edinburgh, managed by BDL Management, will be a 139-bedroom site at the former Point Hotel, which will be fully renovated in the autumn. The Nottingham Gateway Hotel will also see a renovation later this year for the new DoubleTree site. The new hotel will feature 106 bedrooms, a new swimming pool and modern meeting facilities. The biggest of the three will be the 201-bedroom DoubleTree in Bristol city centre which will open in the spring. The former Jarvis site will see a multi-million pound refurbishment and a full upgrade of the hotel’s spa, club, restaurant and bar.

The three cities are key targets for Hilton Worldwide, which will be aiming to gain a foothold in all of the major cities across the UK. This is particularly important in Nottingham and the Scottish capital, as there already is a DoubleTree hotel at Cadbury House, on the outskirts of Bristol.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president for development at Hilton Europe and Africa, said: "Since launching DoubleTree by Hilton in the UK, the brand has built overwhelming momentum, particularly as a conversion proposition for existing properties. Beginning the year with the signing of these three outstanding hotels is testament to our aspirations to continue in the same vein throughout 2013.”

Hilton Worldwide currently has 112 properties across the UK under its six various brands. The corporation has announced that it is already planning a further 23 hotels.

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