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Hilton Garden Inn Opens First Hotel in England
Owned by a JV Between Oxford Hotels and Gleeson Building Ltd. the 155 room
Hilton Garden Inn Luton North Built Using an Off-site Modular Solution
LONDON & BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Hilton Garden Inn, one of the fastest growing brands that is part of the Hilton Family of Hotels, celebrated the grand opening of the mid-priced brand’s first location in England with the Hilton Garden Inn Luton North.
Built as a striking V-shape building, the Hilton Garden Luton North is located on Butterfield Business Park, a short distance from both the Luton town centre and airport as well as a short distance to many businesses and attractions in the area. The hotel was built by GB Building Solutions as part of a joint venture with Oxford GB. The construction of the hotel was completed within a year and was made possible by an off-site modular solution that resulted in reduced build time, increased quality of the finished product and room construction to be built under controlled factory conditions.
“We’re delighted to open the Hilton Garden Inn Luton North as our first hotel in the UK and introducing a new kind of lodging option—featuring our signature key offerings including the Garden Sleep System bed and complimentary Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public space—to business and leisure travelers,” said Adrian Kurre, Senior Vice President – Brand Management, Hilton Garden Inn.
According to Simon Vincent, President for Hilton UK and Ireland, “Hilton Garden Inn is a fresh and exciting brand which will inject new life into the UK’s mid market hotel sector. We aim to have 20 HGI hotels across the UK and Ireland within the next five to ten years.”
The Hilton Garden Inn Luton North features a complimentary 24-hour business centre, Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public areas, a restaurant offering cooked-to-order breakfast, bar with plasma screen television, comfortable living room area, complimentary gym facility and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® shop offering a selection of snacks, delicious ready made meals, beverages and sundries.
Guest room features at the hotel include the Garden Sleep System® bed that allows guests to adjust the firmness of the bed, ergonomic Mirra® chair by Herman Miller, oversized work desks, air conditioning, LCD satellite television and a “hospitality centre” featuring a mini refrigerator and kettle.
“The Hilton Garden Inn Luton North will be a welcome addition to the growing area and our hotel team looks forward to showing guests what makes Hilton Garden Inn such a popular choice for travelers in other parts of the world,” said hotel General Manager Ross Mounsey.
As part of the brand’s entrance into the UK market, Hilton Garden Inn will launch ‘Gardens In Schools’ by which Hilton Garden Inn hotels opening in the UK and Ireland will be working with schools in their community to plant flower and vegetable gardens to commemorate the opening of a new Hilton Garden Inn in their area.
The programme will be similar to the community outreach program the brand has established in North America with the National Gardening Association (NGA). To help kick off the programme in Luton, the NGA will be providing materials to help the hotel get started on the planting project. The Hilton Garden Inn Luton North has selected to work with the Lady Zia Werner School and will begin the garden project with the students when the new school year commences.
The Hilton Garden Inn Luton North is located at Butterfield, Hitchin Road, Stopsley, Luton, United Kingdom LU2 8DD; phone 44 1582 435300; fax: 44 1582 435350. To find out more about the Hilton Garden Inn Luton North or to make reservations, visit www.hiltongardeninn.co.uk/lutonnorth or call the hotel directly.
The Hilton Garden Inn Luton North joins other Hilton Garden Inn locations in Europe including the Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart NeckarPark in Germany, and three properties in Italy, including the Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli, the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport and the Hilton Garden Inn Matera.
The Hilton Garden Inn portfolio of hotels currently features more than 380 properties representing over 50,000 rooms throughout North America and Europe. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn locations, please visit www.hgi.com or call 0800 804 8933 in the UK or 1-877-STAY-HGI in North America.
(a) Rates exclude taxes, gratuity and other incidental charges. Blackout dates may apply. For more information on the Bed ‘N Breakfast package, visit hgi.com/bb.
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