DoubleTree by Hilton London – Hyde Park Opens with a £10 Million Transformation
London, UK – 3 July 2013 – DoubleTree by Hilton, one of ten unique brands within Hilton Worldwide, welcomes DoubleTree by Hilton London – Hyde Park to its portfolio, taking the total number of properties in the capital to nine. A joint venture between DoubleTree by Hilton and Westmont Hospitality Group, the hotel is ideally located opposite Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and offers a relaxed city retreat with a focus on style and contemporary comfort.
The conversion, which has seen the hotel undergo a £10 million full refurbishment, has created a spacious 24-hour fitness centre, as well as 12 new first floor guest rooms, taking the total number to 228. In September 2013, the hotel will also launch a restaurant with an emphasis on ‘farm to fork’ dishes using only the finest, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant will be an all-day dining destination with a home-style bakery and casual atmosphere. Local residents and guests will be able to eat in or take-away, enjoying freshly prepared dishes created from carefully sourced produce. The restaurant will also offer outside seating on its spacious terrace overlooking Hyde Park.
Reflecting the hotels’ suburban surroundings and, in keeping with the natural theme, DoubleTree by Hilton London – Hyde Park has been styled using warm autumnal colours and timber tones. Honey and beige hues are contrasted by bursts of colour, as bold prints and burnt orange shades are injected into the design. Soft furnishings and throws offset dark oak desktops, while honey oak wardrobes and geometric, leaf-inspired carpeting completes the look.
Max Ball, general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton London – Hyde Park, said “We’re excited to be opening our doors to the public, offering upscale accommodation in such an iconic London location. The hotel’s £10 million refurbished has transformed the look and feel of the hotel and we’re delighted to be able to share this with our guests.
“Just a short walk from Notting Hill and Queensway underground stations, DoubleTree by Hilton London – Hyde Park is an ideal base to explore central London’s attractions, while also offering a stylish and relaxed getaway from the bustling city.”
Christopher Rawstron, Vice President Operations – Asset Management for Westmont Management LTD, said, “London has experienced a steady growth in the hotel market over the last couple years and the initiation of an investment programme will ensure the property remains ahead of its competitors. The revitalisation programme has been designed to give guests a warm welcome and stylish accommodation, marking a new era for the hotel’.”
The new DoubleTree by Hilton branding has introduced the added rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme and the signature, sweet worldwide welcome of the legendary DoubleTree by Hilton chocolate chip cookie. DoubleTree by Hilton is a proud member of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels. The upscale, full-service hotel brand has seen remarkable growth since its European introduction in the spring of 2008 with DoubleTree by Hilton hotels now more than 40 hotels open across Europe.