News for the Hospitality Executive
Osborn Securities Opens Three Hampton by Hilton
Hotels in United Kingdom
Braintree and Shrewsbury Properties Add More than 500 Rooms to Portfolio
UNITED KINGDOM & MCLEAN, Va.--April 1, 2010--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hampton Hotels, part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, today announced the opening of three hotel properties in the United Kingdom, located in Birmingham, Braintree and Shrewsbury. The converted hotels are owned by Osborn Securities and managed by Hilton Worldwide. These hotels increase the UK Hampton by Hilton estate to five, creating more than 500 additional rooms.
John Rogers, Vice President Operations, Hilton Worldwide, commented: “These three new Hampton by Hilton’s are a welcome addition to our UK portfolio and demonstrate the momentum behind the brand. It is less than a year since we opened our first Hampton in the UK, Hampton by Hilton Corby, and these latest openings mark our continued expansion in the economy sector.”
The first hotel to open (March 16) was Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Star City, located just five minutes from Junction 6 of the M6, and only two miles from Birmingham city centre. This hotel is in an ideal location for discovering all the attractions this vibrant area has to offer – including the Bullring shopping centre, Fort Dunlop, Cadbury World, NEC and ICC. The hotel is surrounded by the Star City entertainment complex, which is perfect for guests to catch a movie or sample local restaurants. The hotel has 90 spacious, non-smoking bedrooms, including family rooms.
The Hampton by Hilton Shrewsbury opened on March 18 and is located on the outskirts of one of the finest medieval market towns in the UK, close to the Welsh border and easily accessible from Birmingham and the Midlands. The hotel is in the newly developed Shrewsbury Business Park. In addition, it is only a 15 minute drive from Telford, which boasts many business districts along with the Telford International Centre. The hotel is a great property for business travelers, offering 75 rooms to relax and rejuvenate after meetings, as well as for leisure travelers visiting shopping areas and historic sites.
The Hampton by Hilton Braintree opened March 23 and is located just ten minutes from Stansted Airport and 45 minutes from central London. The hotel is also conveniently located for visiting other attractions in Braintree, including the famous Freeport Designer Outlet Village just five minutes from the hotel, and the Fennes Estate and Leez Priory wedding venues. An ideal base for exploring Essex and the surrounding cities, guests can visit the London 2012 Olympic regeneration area and access Eurostar Kings Cross/ St Pancras International station, via an easy 45 minute train journey. With 76 rooms, the Braintree hotel is sure to be a welcome retreat for many local and international visitors.
Guests can expect exceptional quality from the three newly converted properties. These hotels are designed and styled to appeal to business and leisure travellers, offering best in class service and comfort. Currently guests can enjoy rates starting from £45 per room per night* when they book via Hamptonbyhilton.com, which includes a free fresh hot breakfast served daily. Hampton by Hilton continues to exceed guests’ expectations with outstanding guest service and value, a top priority for Hampton.
All the newly opened Hampton by Hilton hotels feature the brand’s signature key offerings including stylish lobbies and free high-speed internet access. Additional guest amenities include a 24-hour snack area featuring light entrees and sandwiches and a bar area along with evening dining options for guests to connect after meetings. Also on site is a stylish fitness centre and meeting space. Hotels also feature free on-site parking.
Features at the hotels include comfortable and flexible guestrooms, offering the clean and fresh Hampton bed with queen or king sized beds available with duvets and linens washed fresh for every guest. There are rooms accessible for guests with special needs, oversized work desks, flat screen televisions, air conditioning, iron and ironing board, and kettle for tea and coffee making.
Phil Cordell, Global Head Focused Service & Hampton Brand, is delighted by the continued UK expansion. “With five new hotels in the UK, we are steadily on track with our strategic growth in this country. Hampton by Hilton is the hot brand of choice in the UK market place today for both guests and franchisees,” said Cordell. “Answering the demand for a consistent, high quality hotel experience, we are hoping to share with guests, and new hotel owners, a brand that stands behind its 100% satisfaction guarantee.”
Hampton by Hilton combines the strength of the Hilton Worldwide name, including its renowned technology and reservations systems, with the outstanding reputation and success of the Hampton brand.
*Varies by property
About Hampton Hotels
The Hampton brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton is an award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment. With nearly 1,800 properties globally Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, the leading global hospitality company. All Hampton Hotels offer warm surroundings and a friendly service culture that share a common “personality” supported by the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. High-quality accommodations, in-room conveniences and the latest technology, combined with numerous locations and consistent offerings, have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors.
For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
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